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          Journalist David Carr As A Father In 'All That You Leave Behind'      Comment   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: David Carr was an extraordinary reporter, but his best story may have been his own. He battled back from cocaine and crack addiction and a life on the street to become a celebrated columnist at The New York Times and, more crucially, a devoted father. David Carr collapsed in the newsroom one night in 2015 and died at the height of his fame and creative powers at the age of 58, leaving readers and his family in mourning. Erin Lee Carr, documentary filmmaker, has put together a memoir of the father she cherished and her own struggles with some of the same demons he had wrestled. She's called her memoir "All That You Leave Behind." Erin Lee Carr joins us from New York. Thanks so much for being with us. ERIN LEE CARR: Hi. So great to be here. SIMON: If I could, I'd like to begin with that moment in your childhood. I believe you were 8 years old. Your father was going to take you and your friend Alex (ph) to McDonald's. What happened
          Invisible Theatre presents 20th CENTURY BLUES      Comment   Translate Page      

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Invisible Theatre concludes its 48th Anniversary Season with the Southwest Premiere of 20TH CENTURY BLUES by Susan Miller. This sharply funny and evocative new play features an all-star cast: Molly McKasson, Susan Baker, ToReeNee Wolf, Geri Hooper Wharam, P.J. Peavy, and Cole Potwardowski and is directed by Susan Claassen with Fred Rodriguez. A reunion. An Argument. A Ted Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children, and major world events. But, when these private photographs have the potential to go public in a retrospective at MoMA, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become, and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. 


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 "20TH CENTURY BLUES...breaks the mold when it comes to the female ensemble dramedy...With poignant but still laugh-out-loud social commentary on the process of aging in America, razor sharp one-liners and thought-provoking questions about older generations adjusting to the younger world, 20TH CENTURY BLUES takes a tried and true comedic premise and adds a uniquely modern twist."

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          Conservative NYT columnist claims Trump is losing his grip: ‘He’s confused Twitter with reality’      Comment   Translate Page      

Conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks pointed out that pro-Trump Twitter is looking for a “culture war” — and that because of them, the president is confusing their rhetoric for reality. During an appearance on PBS NewsHour, Brooks noted that conservative “Twitterites&...

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          Sudan’s Feared Intelligence Chief Resigns in Another Victory for Protesters - The New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Sudan’s Feared Intelligence Chief Resigns in Another Victory for Protesters  The New York Times
  2. Protesters hold Friday prayers in Sudan after military takeover  Daily Mail
  3. Protesters still on the streets in Sudan after president's ouster  CBS News
  4. Why women led the uprising in Sudan  Washington Post
  5. My Father Died Before He Could See al-Bashir Fall  The New York Times
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          Masters moves up tee times due to threat of severe weather on Sunday - WRDW-TV      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Masters moves up tee times due to threat of severe weather on Sunday  WRDW-TV
  2. 2019 Masters leaderboard: Live coverage, Tiger Woods score, golf scores on Saturday  CBS Sports
  3. Tiger 1 shot off lead despite security guard scare  ESPN
  4. Eye-Opening Augusta  The New York Times
  5. Opinion: Blunt, all-business Brooks Koepka is refreshing - and tied for the Masters lead  USA TODAY
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          Суд разрешил почти 2,7 тыс. детей из Центральной Америки воссоединиться с живущими в США родителями      Comment   Translate Page      
Федеральный суд в США обнародовал соглашение, которое позволит почти 2,7 тыс. детей из Центральной Америки безопасно воссоединиться со своими родителями, проживающими в США. Эти дети были включены в документ до того, как Белый дом отменил программу помощи несовершеннолетним из Центральной Америки в августе 2017 года, сообщает The New York Times.В конце 2018 года Апелляционный суд девятого округа Сан-Франциско постановил, что администрация США обязана продолжать ранее отмененную ею программу DACA, которая защищает молодых иммигрантов от депортации. По мнению судей, решение властей отказаться от DACA было «самовольным и несоответствующим закону».Как Дональда Трамп пытается оградиться от нелегалов, читайте в публикации “Ъ”.
           Comment on Trump’s anti-Semitism envoy’s main target is ‘ancient scourge of anti-Zionism’ aimed at ‘strangling Jewish state’ by bcg       Comment   Translate Page      
I'm interested in that last sentence - "last night David Brooks of the New York Times endorsed reparations to blacks as a policy idea.". Brooks has the conservative creds to be a leader on this issue but don't hold your breath - his son served in the Israeli army ( http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2014/09/david-brooks-son-idf-israeli-army.html ). Yesterday I heard him on the radio saying that "Israel tried to be a liberal multicultural society but the Oslo peace process failed..", as if Israel had nothing to do with it.
          Russophobia, A WMD (Weapon Of Mass Deception)      Comment   Translate Page      

Authored by Jean Ranc via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Russophobia, as psycho-social-political pathology, is diagnosed as a disorder in The West since before the 1000-year-old Roman-Orthodox religious schism and most recently manifested with a vengeance in the course of the 2013-14 with Edward Snowden’s revelations of mass surveillance by the US and its covert activities leading to the Ukraine coup with Russophobia used thereafter as a weapon of mass deception to inflame this latent pathology in the public.

After more than a year since we first heard the BBC “breaking news” about the “Russians Poisoning the Skipals”, all we have are allegations, but there is still no real evidence to present before a judge and jury for a just trial, only media propaganda which has provoked even more fear and hysteria meant to distract people from the government’s bungling and high level of anxiety over Brexit by once again blaming Russia. Never-the-less, it prompted politicians to administer instant sanctions against Russia as punishment. That first day, the "evidence", presented in the usual clipped, "authoritative" British accents, included interviews with a conservative British MP, then the former US Ambassador to Russia, Alexander Vershbow (2001-05), now with the notoriously hawkish US-based think tank, the Atlantic Council. Thus, the three of them: the BBC “journalist” and the two “experts”, colluded to transform false allegations into "facts"... fueled, as always, by their perpetual prejudice, RUSSOPHOBIA, in the course of their propaganda war to force Russia to surrender to American-led Western Domination or else: have their economy destroyed & their people suffer. Indeed, it is a threat to the whole world played to the discord of rattling nuclear swords with a chorus of vindictive Russian oligarchs, whom Putin expelled for robbing the Russian people. So, now living in London as expats, they would seem to be the more likely culprits. All the while elsewhere in London, thanks to our “special US-UK relationship”, Julian Assange has been excommunicated and imprisoned in a tiny “cell” at the Ecuador embassy for revealing embarrassing American secrets via Wikileaks.

There we have it: the poisoning of our minds by the media and politicians which are owned and controlled by the US-UK-EU 1%, who benefit from Western Hegemony. So, these deluded few are now desperately defending it from the rising powers led by Russia and China with India not far behind demanding a multi-polar, democratic world order.

My search for the roots of this particularly vicious and extremely dangerous hate campaign began in a Dartmouth College Russian Foreign Policy course, which led me to the book, “Russophobia: Anti-Russian Lobby and American Foreign Policy” by San Francisco State University Professor Andrei P. Tsygankov (2009). And there, the detoxification of my mind began as I studied his deft, well-documented deconstruction of the political propaganda disseminated “by various think tanks, congressional testimonials, activities of NGOs and the media” (preface p. XIII)

Then in Italy the following winter, I discovered the work of the Swiss journalist, Guy Mettan, in the Italian geopolitical journal, LiMes: an excerpt from his book, “Creating Russophobia: From the Great Religious Schism to Anti-Putin Hysteria” (2017). There, Mettan informs us that this psycho-social pathology in Western Civilization” goes back more than 1000 years: to the division of Christendom between the Orthodox and Roman churches. Indeed, his research into the depths of history confirms the diagnosis by our renowned American psychiatrist, Robert Jay Lifton, in his 2003 book, “Superpower Syndrome: America’s Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World”. Therein, Lifton states: “More than merely dominate, the American superpower now seeks to control history. Such cosmic ambition is accompanied by an equally vast sense of entitlement, of special dispensation to pursue its aims.” (p.3) And Mettan’s analysis of Russophobia also underscores the work of University of Chicago Professor John J. Mearsheimer, our leading international relations “realist” in his three Henry L. Stimson lectures at Yale University November 2017: “The Roots of Liberal Hegemony”, “The False Promises of Liberal Hegemony” and “The Case for Restraint”: with his book, “The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams, International Realities” published in 2018.

But what about “Russian Aggression” in Ukraine & Crimea?

In the first place, it was the astute Mearsheimer, who, in the Sept-Oct 2014 Foreign Affairs, informed us “Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin” (pp 77-89), but the American foreign policy establishment, together with ambitious politicians and the me-too media, paid no heed and continues to repeat its fabricated “facts”.

Never-the-less, Mearsheimer is backed up by Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent. In Sakwa’s book, “Russia Against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order”, 2017, we turn to the section on “Reality Wars and American Power” on p. 217 to read: “It does indeed seem that Russia and Western elites live in totally different worlds, divided by different epistemological understandings of the nature of contemporary reality. The Ukraine crisis crystallized the profound differences between Russian and Atlanticist understandings of the breakdown and its causes.” And he continues on p. 218: “Elite and policy-maker perceptions and attitudes forged in the Cold War years sustain these legacies and frame the discussions of such crucial issues as NATO enlargement, democracy promotion in the post-Soviet area, and strategic arms talks.” Adding that these “are no longer so much legacies as self-regenerating narratives and modes of discourse that preclude a more open-ended understanding of the dynamics and concerns of Russia today.”

Karl Rove: “We’re an empire now; we create our own reality.”

[In 2004, journalist Ron Suskind wrote in The New York Times magazine that a top White House strategist for President George W. Bush—identified later as Karl Rove, Bush’s Deputy White House Chief of Staff—told him, “We’re an empire now, we create our own reality.”]

Thus, we’ve become trapped in a contrived “reality” promulgated by neo-conservative warriors under cover of neo-liberal “democracy-spreading-humanitarian-interventionists” to justify an American Empire promoting itself as the indispensable “Liberal World Order”. However, under that global order, as Sakwa points out on p. 219: “If a foreign power is considered to have violated ‘international order’, then it can be overthrown” as a rationale for American “regime change” anywhere around the world: whether to control the supply of copper in Chile or oil in Iran. And, with its eye on Russia’s vast oil, gas and other natural resources, America claims the right to threaten Russia by ringing it with weapons which we would not abide were the Russians to place missiles in Mexico…as the Soviets did in Cuba to defend it after our “Bay of Pigs” invasion that brought humanity to the brink of nuclear war. Thus, Russia was defending itself in Ukraine against further NATO expansion while Crimean citizens, by majority vote in a democratic referendum, chose to rejoin Russia as they had been one country ever since Catherine the Great…except for an interval in the '50s when Crimea was” gifted” to Ukraine while they were all members of the Soviet Union.

“Ditching Solzhenitsyn, Defender of Russia”

And not to forget that in 1974, after being expelled from the Soviet Union, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and his family fled first to Zurich then to Vermont in 1976 and lived on a farm near Cavendish, where he continued to write and publish his work. Meanwhile, Mettan, as a journalist covering events related to Russia, became quite distressed over "the widespread prejudices, cartloads of clichés and systematic anti-Russian biases of most western media." And he went on to say that “the more I traveled, discussed and read, the wider I perceived, the more the gap of incomprehension and ignorance between Western Europe and Russia became evident. 

"That was why, during the 1990s, I was shocked by the way the West treated Solzhenitsyn. For decades, we had published, celebrated, and acclaimed the great writer as bearing the torch of anti-Soviet dissidence. We had praised Solzhenitsyn to the skies as long as he criticized his native country, communist Russia. But as soon as he emigrated, realizing that he preferred to isolate himself in his Vermont retreat to work rather than attending anticommunist conferences, western media and academics began to distance themselves from the great writer.

"The idol no longer matched the image they had built and was becoming a hindrance to their academic and journalistic career plans. And once Solzhenitsyn had left the United States to go back to Russia and defend his humiliated, demoralized motherland that was being sold at auction, raising his voice against the Russian 'Westernizers' and pluralist liberals who denied the interests of Russia to better revel in the troughs of capitalism, he became a marked man, an outdated, senile writer, even though he himself had not changed in the least, denouncing with the same vigor the defects of market totalitarianism as those of communist totalitarianism.

"He was booed, despised, his name was dragged through the mud for his choices, often by the very people who had praised his first fights. Despite that, against all odds, against the most powerful powers that were trying to dissuade him, Solzhenitsyn defended his one and only cause, that of Russia. He was not forgiven for having turned his pen against that West that had welcomed him and felt it was owed eternal gratitude. A dissident today, a dissident wherever truth compelled, such was his motto. This deserves to be remembered." Mettan, pp. 15-16 in “Creating Russophobia”.

Russophobia: akin to Racism

From another perspective: Mettan’s chapter on "German Russophobia" set me thinking that this "Western Supremacy" political-cultural pathology known as Russophobia is like the racism which I knew growing up in totally segregated Oklahoma. Until in high school, I became so perplexed and appalled by the curtain of hate and “justifications” in which we were smothered: the Negro schools on the other side of town? and why were there separate waiting rooms, drinking fountains & restrooms in bus and train stations?...that I began poking holes in the curtain to see what was outside...and found a book in the library: "South of Freedom" by Carl Rowan, an African-American Minneapolis Star Tribune journalist, describing his journey from South to North. So, thanks to what I learned from Rowan, I began to tear the whole damned curtain down...at least in my mind.

Whom the Gods would destroy, they first drive mad?

So, here’s a Swiss journalist punching a hole in this wall of Russophobic Western Supremacy… and through that gaping hole, we are reminded that the Russians are Europe’s neighbors who sacrificed more than 26 million of their own lives to save Europe, America and Russia from the Nazis. These are not poor "niggers" from the Eurasian ghetto we've been trying to club into submission as second-class citizens of “The Liberal World Order” dominated by US; they're nuclear-armed and no longer willing to sit at a separate, inferior table with no vote and no voice over who makes the rules...nor are China, India and Brazil. And last year, while the wave of Russophobic hysteria over alleged “Russian poisoning” was rolling out of the UK and engulfing the Western world in the latest siege of mass madness…with only Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labor party, having the courage to stand up in Parliament on the Ides of March and demand Evidence! only to be pilloried by the mindless politicians and media…led by the once esteemed BBC. And the week following the August 7, 2018 Trump-Putin Helsinki summit, will surely go down in psychiatric circles as another case of mass media-political delusions led by cheer-leader-in-chief, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC.

Meanwhile, not to forget that it was Hearst newspaper propaganda that whipped the American public into a war frenzy to support our first step in empire-building: our 1898 intervention in Cuba’s war for independence from the Spanish Empire which had dominated all of Latin America for 500 years. As the former NYTimes journalist/bureau chief in Istanbul, Berlin & Central America, Stephen Kinzer reminds us in his latest book "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire", Twain, Booker T. Washington and even Andrew Carnegie leading a handful of other anti-imperialists...were not able to prevail against Roosevelt with his Rough Riders and the Hearst newspapers’ war propaganda.

Regime Change Comes Home

Never-the-less, after a very long run of American “regime change” abroad leaving a bloody trail of destruction, dictatorships and chaos from Iran in 1953, when we joined with the British to overthrow the democratically-elected President Mohammad Mossadegh to maintain the Brit-US control of its oil…on through Guatemala, Vietnam and Chile…to name a few of our interventions…we were back for a second round with “coalitions of the willing” or not? in the Middle East where our regime-change machine managed to plow its way through Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya…before breaking down in Syria. Until now it’s been brought home again, renovated and renamed “RussiaGate” for another attempt at removing a President for trying to mend US relations with Russia. Though even after more than a year of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigations accompanied by such cinematic support as the movie, “Felt”, another “Watergate” re-run. Did anyone else notice the resemblance between “Felt” and Mueller? And despite the media’s commemoration of its 44-year-old “moment of courage” with the movie “The Post” to promote Trump’s ouster, our democratically-elected President, as of this writing, remains in power. However, in this rush to “regime change”, didn’t the our “ruling elite” read Jane Mayer’s “The Danger of President Pence” in the 10/23/17 New Yorker? At least the 70s' “ruling class” was smart enough to remove an unqualified Vice President Spiro (who?) Agnew…before “regime changing” Nixon and replacing him with the more or less benign Gerald Ford.

A Florentine Epiphany

But back to last January in Florence, Italy, when I was hiking in the hills beyond the Piazzale Michelangelo, with its spectacular view of that Renaissance city and its centerpiece, the Duomo, I came across the Villa Galileo, which had been his last home after his trial as a “heretic”, during which to save himself from torture and execution, he was forced to deny his helio-centric vision and henceforth lived under “villa arrest”, from 1631 until his natural death in 1642. While pondering his fate, I continued walking along the gently rising, ever-narrowing road between ancient stone walls overlooking villas and olive groves until I reached the peak, where I felt as if I were standing on top of the world as I contemplated both the Arno and Ema river valleys far below and where I swear I heard Galileo declare: “The world does not turn on an American axis!”

The 21st Century Inquisition

So how is it that we now have contemporary Inquisitors persecuting so many truth tellers…such as Edward Snowden, our electronic age “Solzhenitsyn?” in Russian exile; Chelsea Manning, imprisoned some 7 years for revealing US brutality in Iraq; Julian Assange confined to his Ecuadorian Embassy exile in London since August 2012; Katharine Gun, a whistleblower attempting to stop the Iraq invasion, who faced 2 years of British imprisonment before her case was dropped; James Risen, former New York Times journalist who was persecuted by our “justice” system for revealing our government’s surveillance of US!

Any Good Sense Left?

So, do we the people have enough good sense & independent thinking left to follow the advice of Henry David Thoreau?

“Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe, through Paris and London, through New York and Boston and Concord, through church and state, through poetry and philosophy and religion, till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality.”   

“Walden” 1854

If not, the Doctor prescribes Shock Therapy:

For a week, a month, or however long it takes to cleanse and open the mind, one must adhere to strict abstinence from Mainstream Media propaganda, junk news, pseudo analysis, fake photos, TV & videos including absolutely NO phony “for, by & of the people” NPR, PBS, BBC or other Government-funded Neo or LibCon Imperial tranquilizer.


          The Legal Narrative Funnel That's Being Used To Extradite Assange      Comment   Translate Page      

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Isn’t it interesting how an Ecuadorian “asylum conditions” technicality, a UK bail technicality, and a US whistleblowing technicality all just so happened to converge in a way that just so happens to look exactly the same as imprisoning a journalist for telling the truth?

Following the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, top UK officials all began simultaneously piping the following exact phrase into public consciousness: “No one is above the law.”

“This goes to show that in the United Kingdom, no one is above the law,” Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament after Assange’s arrest.

“Julian Assange is no hero and no one is above the law,” tweeted Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

“Nearly 7 years after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation and @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law,” tweeted Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

Over and over again that phrase showed up to be unquestioningly re-bleated by the human livestock known as the British press in all their reporting on the Assange case: No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. Something tells me they really want people to know that, with regard to Julian Assange, no one is above the law.

But what is “the law” in this particular case? What they are constantly referring to as “the law” with regard to Assange is in fact nothing more than a combination of ridiculous bureaucratic technicalities which can be (and have been) interpreted very differently, but are now instead being interpreted in a way which just so happens to lead to a truth-telling journalist being locked in a cage, awaiting extradition to the same government which tortured Chelsea Manning.

Now, the US is a Free Democracy™. When you are a Free Democracy™, you can’t just go around imprisoning journalists willy nilly simply for telling the truth about your government. That’s something other countries do, bad countries, the kind of country the US routinely invades in order to help spread Freedom and Democracy™. The US would never do that. But it would diddle a bunch of narratives in such a way that just so happens to achieve exactly the same result.

As we discussed yesterday, the Trump administration’s extradition request is accompanied by criminal charges which are based on the same information which the Obama administration declined to charge Assange for, a point which has been discussed in more detail in a new article by The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald and Micah Lee. The Obama administration looked at the evidence and concluded that there was no way to charge Assange with anything without endangering press freedoms, then the Trump administration looked at literally the exact same evidence and said screw press freedoms, we’re going after him. They wanted to punish Assange and show the world what happens to a journalist who exposes US war crimes, so they changed the narrative to make it happen.

But they couldn’t extradite Assange from the UK if the British government didn’t legally have Assange in custody.

To get around this problem, the UK, which is functionally just a province within the US-centralized empire, used a bail technicality to justify his arrest. After the Swedish government decided to drop its sexual assault investigation without issuing any charges, Assange’s legal team attempted last year to get a British arrest warrant dropped for a bail violation which went into effect when the WikiLeaks founder took political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy. The judge in that case, Emma Arbuthnot, just happens to be married to former Tory junior Defence Minister and government whip James Arbuthnot, who served as director of Security Intelligence Consultancy SC Strategy Ltd with a former head of MI6. Lady Arbuthnot denied Assange’s request with extreme vitriol, despite his argument that British law does have provisions which allow for the time he’d already served under functional house arrest to count toward far more time than would be served for violating bail. The British government kept police stationed outside the embassy at taxpayers’ expense with orders to arrest Assange on sight.

But they couldn’t arrest Assange as long as he had legal political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy.

To get around that problem, Ecuador’s new president Lenin Moreno found himself being courted by the US government, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and reportedly discussing Assange after US Democratic senators petitioned Pence to push for Moreno to revoke political asylum. The New York Times reported last year that in 2017 Paul Manafort met with Moreno and offered to broker a deal where Ecuador could receive debt relief aid in exchange for handing Assange over, and just last month Ecuador ended up receiving a 4.2 billion dollar loan from the Washington-based IMF. And then, lo and behold, we just so happen to see Ecuador justifying the revocation of political asylum under the absurd claim that Assange had violated conditions that were only recently invented, using narratives that were based on wild distortions and outright lies.

In this way a kind of narrative funnel was created, funneling Assange from the embassy to British police on the imaginary narrative that Assange had violated asylum conditions and that he needs to serve time for a bail violation, which in turn allows for Assange to be funneled from the UK into the US on the imaginary narrative that he broke some kind of law by trying to help Chelsea Manning cover her tracks and avoid detection, which is all made possible by the fact that the government of Australia (another province in the US-centralized empire) has refused to provide any protection for its citizen. And the end result just so happens to look the same as what you see when a journalist tries to expose malfeasance in an overtly totalitarian government.

This is called Nice Guy Fascism. With a little narrative manipulation you get to act just like a brutal totalitarian regime and then say it’s not because you’re a brutal totalitarian regime, it’s because you’re deeply deeply concerned about the adherence to a specific interpretation of the bureaucratic technicalities of bail protocol. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law.

They keep saying “No one is above the law,” but what they really mean is “No one is safe from the law.” Our rulers are using Assange to show that they can get anyone who tells the truth about them, even if there are laws and policies in place which ostensibly prohibit that.

Manipulators love the rule of law, because they are able to twist it toward their infernal ends. It’s always possible to squint at laws in such a way that it allows them to be interpreted to the benefit of the powerful, which is why lawyers are often horrible human beings. All the most horrific things that have been done throughout the history of civilization have been carried out not by criminals but by law-abiding citizens, because they were perfectly legal under the ruling governments of that time. Genocide, slavery, torture, the use of the atomic bomb: all perfectly legal and state-sanctioned in their time.

They want you looking at “the rule of law”. They want you fixated on it. But really “the rule of law” is nothing other than a series of mental narratives which are treated as reality by existing power structures. Assange is a prisoner by narrative, because he punched holes in the authorized narratives of the powerful. Whoever controls the narrative controls the world.

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           Sagrada Família to Pay Off $41 Million Debt to Barcelona for Building Permits       Comment   Translate Page      

The trustees of Barcelona's historic Sagrada Família have reached an agreement with the city council to pay off $41 million in debt for not having the appropriate building permits. As the New York Times reports, the saga has continued for more than a century, as an original building permit issued in 1885 by Sant Martí de Provençals was no longer valid when the town was absorbed into the city of Barcelona. Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí in 1882, the Sagrada Família is still under construction 136 years later.


          JoJo Siwa Releases New EP 'Celebrate', Available Now; New Music Video to Debut on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday, April 13th at 8:00 p.m.      Comment   Translate Page      
NICKELODEON’S JOJO SIWA RELEASES NEW EP CELEBRATE AVAILABLE NOW

WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW MUSIC VIDEO
“IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE” SATURDAY, APRIL 13th ON NICKELODEON


Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa celebrated her Dream Birthday earlier this week with an epic party and she continues the celebration with the release of her latest EP, Celebrate, available NOW on all digital service providers. Nickelodeon presents the world premiere of “It’s Time To Celebrate” tomorrow, Saturday, April 13th at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA.


Celebrate features four new songs: “It’s Time To Celebrate,” “#1U,” “Worldwide Party,” and “Bop!” The music video for “Bop!” has garnered over 5.4 million views to date.


Siwa recently added 17 dates to her first North American tour: Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour. Presented by Party City and produced by Nickelodeon and AEG Presents, the 70-city tour will kick off in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, May 17. The new shows include stops at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NY, New Orleans, San Antonio, Memphis, Indianapolis, and Louisville. Visit JoJoDREAMTour.com for more information.


JoJo’s Nickelodeon special entitled JoJo’s Dream Birthday is set to air on Saturday, May 18, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA.

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, The New York Times bestselling author and star on Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties. Siwa connects with her fans through many channels: via social media she has over 9.4 million subscribers with over 2.1 billion views on YouTube, she has over 8.1 million followers on Instagram, over 425,000 Twitter followers, over 17.4 million followers on TikTok (formerly Musical.ly), and over 534,000 likes on Facebook; through her SIWANATOR club, which stands against negativity and bullying; through her global reach of consumer products including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods and party supplies; and with her hugely popular singles, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed over 682 million times and is RIAA certified platinum, “Kid in a Candy Store,” “Hold The Drama,” and “High Top Shoes”


Siwa will also take the stage at this year’s Nickelodeon SlimeFest--a two-day family-friendly music festival held in Chicago, Ill., at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on June 8 and 9--along with Pitbull, Bebe Rexha and T-Pain. Siwa helped kick off Nickelodeon’s inaugural U.S. SlimeFest last year, where she performed in front of over 24,000 fans.

Siwa recently won her third Kids’ Choice Award for “Favorite Social Music Star.” Her previous Choice Awards include “Favorite Viral Music Artist” in 2017 and “Favorite Musical YouTube Creator” in 2018. She also performed at Kids’ Choice Mexico 2018.

In November, Siwa released her first EP, D.R.E.A.M. The Music, featuring four new songs: “D.R.E.A.M,” “My Story,” “Everyday Popstars” and “Only Getting Better.” The music video for “D.R.E.A.M.” was released on Siwa’s YouTube channel and to date has garnered over 40 million views. Just last month, Siwa dropped her latest single, “Bop.” The accompanying music video has already accumulated over 4.4 million views on her YouTube channel.

In 2016, Nickelodeon and Siwa entered an exclusive licensing partnership to develop a line of consumer products inspired by Siwa. Categories span toys, apparel, accessories, consumer electronics, Halloween costumes and more. To date, over 50 million JoJo Bows have been sold. Siwa’s consumer products are available internationally, including the UK, Canada, Australia and Mexico.

Siwa launched her first animated shorts series, The JoJo & BowBow Show Show starring Siwa and her furry best friend BowBow. She also works alongside Nick Cannon in Nickelodeon’s hit competition series Lip Sync Battle Shorties. She has also appeared on various Nickelodeon live-action series including School of Rock and The Thundermans. Siwa performed a medley of hits at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, including her triple-platinum smash “Boomerang.” She also won two blimps for Favorite Viral Music Artist in 2017 and Musical YouTube Creator in 2018. This summer, she performed at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico.

Photos: Trae Patton/Nickelodeon.

More Nick: Pitbull, Bebe Rexha, JoJo Siwa and T-Pain to Perform at Nickelodeon's U.S. SlimeFest Music Festival, June 8-9, 2019!
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Law enforcement queries of Google’s massive mobile device Location History database, which employees call Sensorvault, has “risen sharply in the past six months,” the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing sources at the company.

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On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to President Trump suggesting releasing migrants into sanctuary cities by stating Trump is “treating it all as a Twitter game to make his base feel good about themselves.” Brooks said, “Well, he’s
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          Jack Corbin & Meghan Jenkins Release Recording, 'A French Woods Kind Of Love...'      Comment   Translate Page      

Jack Corbin and Meghan Jenkins, who've appeared in assorted shows and showcases in New York, have now made their first recording together--Chip Deffaa's "A French Woods Kind of Love," being released today. The recording, available from CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, etc., may be ordered here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jackcorbin.

Written, arranged, and produced by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, the musical sketch "A French Woods Kind of Love," presents--through music and words--the relationship of two teens who've grown close together at summer theater-camp. Deffaa notes: "It's inspired by French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, which is--along with Stage Door Manor--one of the two best theater camps in the world. The New York Times says they 'set the gold standard for theater camps.'

Jack Corbin actually attends the camp--as have assorted pros who've been in plays I've written and directed, or on recordings I've produced, such as Maxwell Beer and Barrett Foa. A lot of talented people--from Jason Robert Brown to Pasek & Paul--have attended French Woods, run by Ron Schafer and Isaac Baumfeld I've often enjoyed shows there, and friends of mine who've gone there have helped inspire the piece, which I've tailored especially for Jack and Meghan. They're terrifically talented--as good as any singers their age. I'm looking forward to seeing Jack perform the piece 'live' at French Woods this summer, and to seeing Jack and Meghan perform it in cabaret shows in NYC. And when Jack gets too old to attend French Woods, his talented younger brother Luke--who also attends the camp--can perform his version of it."

A one-act mini-musical, "A French Woods Kind of Love" is available for licensing from the Fifi Oscard Agency, Inc., NYC. The recording, being released today as a digital download, will eventually also be made available as part of a physical CD.
:Deffaa is the author of 16 published plays and eight published books, and the producer of 26 albums. For 18 years he covered entertainment, including music and theater, for The New York Post. In his youth, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a trustee of the Princeton "Tiger" magazine. He wrote and directed such Off-Broadway successes as "George M. Cohan Tonight!" and "One Night with Fanny Brice." His shows have been performed everywhere from London to Edinburgh, to Seoul. He is a longtime stakeholder at the 13th Street Theater, his base in NYC. Deffaa is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, NARAS, and ASCAP. He's won the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award, the IRNE Award, and a New Jersey Press Association Award.

The music director on "A French Woods Kind of Love" is Richard Danley, who's been Deffaa's music-director of choice for a dozen years. Slau Halatyn. who has recorded most of Deffaa's 26 albums, handled recording, mixing, and mastering. Steve Garrin is Associate Producer. A companion piece, "A Stagedoor Kind of Love"--a recording co-starring Erich Schuett and Olivia Hadad--was released two weeks ago. For more info, please visit:: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jackcorbin.


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  1. WikiLeaks Confirms Julian Assange’s Cat is “Safe”  Slate Magazine
  2. As Ecuador Harbored Assange, It Was Subjected to Threats and Leaks  The New York Times
  3. UK lawmakers urge British government to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden  CNBC
  4. The Indictment of Julian Assange Is a Threat to Journalism  The New Yorker
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          @realDonaldTrump: The New York Times Sanctuary Cities/Immigration story today was knowingly wrong on almost every fact. They never call to check for truth. Their sources often don’t even exist, a fraud. They will lie & cheat anyway possible to make me look bad. In 6 years they will be gone........      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Las rimas de la muerte: 69 raperos han sido asesinados en EEUU en los últimos 30 años      Comment   Translate Page      

En algunos aspectos el rap y la violencia parecen ir de la mano. Pero no es la música en sí misma, es el entorno en el que vivimos. La violencia estaba aquí mucho antes que el hip-hop, decía Scotty Morris a 'The New York Times' en 1987. Morris era el mánager de Scott La Rock, integrante del dúo Boogie Down Productions que fue asesinado por disparos en el cuello y la cabeza en agosto de aquel año en el Bronx. Scott La Rock tenía 25 años y su muerte, según la revista especializada 'XXL', supuso la pérdida de la inocencia de un estilo musical que nació en ese mismo barrio neoyorquino en la década anterior, cuando DJ Kool Herc lo puso en el mapa al estrenar el breakbeat en 1973. 

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has traditionally ruled against the Trump administration, handed President Donald Trump a rare immigration victory Friday night.

What are the details?

The appeals court issued a stay against a lower court decision — which came just four days earlier — that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a policy that forced migrants to wait in Mexico while U.S. authorities processed their asylum requests.

However, the stay was only temporary. The court will consider extending the stay sometime next week, according to the New York Times.

The court gave civil liberty groups until Tuesday to submit arguments for why the policy should be overthrown, while giving the Justice Department until Wednesday to submit arguments for why the policy should remain in place.

What's the background?

On Monday, Federal District Court Judge Richard Seeborg granted an injunction against the Trump administration's policy. Seeborg claimed the policy violated existing immigration law. He also claimed the president did not have the power to enforce the policy.

Seeborg's injunction was set to go into effect Friday, which explains the emergency stay from the 9th Circuit.

In December, the Trump administration rolled out a new policy that forced migrants who entered the U.S. illegally to wait in Mexico while U.S. authorities processed their asylum requests.

The policy sought to end the controversial practice of so-called "catch and release," where non-criminal migrants would essentially be released into the general population while courts decided their asylum requests.


          House Chairman Says Treasury’s Reasons to Withhold Trump’s Tax Returns ‘Lack Merit’ – The New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      

A Democratic House chairman on Saturday castigated the Treasury Department for failing to meet his deadline to furnish President Trump’s tax returns, arguing that the administration’s apparent concerns over his use of powers outlined in the Internal Revenue Service’s tax code “lack merit.” The chairman, Representative Richard E. Neal, Democrat of Massachusetts, set a new…

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The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study

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A study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany says a global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy is possible before 2050. (iStock) 

A global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy sources is not only possible but also cheaper and safer than reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, according to a new study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany.

The study claims that the rapid development of renewable energy sources and energy storage technology will likely make it possible for the entire planet to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero even earlier than the current 2050 deadline.

The report is the first of its kind to suggest a cost-effective, all-inclusive, global roadmap to keep average global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. It is also the first planet-wide climate change resistance plan that suggests not using carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) techniques to mechanically remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

According to the model, in 2050 some 69 percent of the world’s energy would come from solar panels, 18 percent from wind power, 3 percent from hydropower systems and 6 percent from bioenergy.

Fossil fuels and nuclear power would not be needed at all. Cars, planes and ships would run on carbon-neutral synthetic fuels produced from hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study, Yle News (Finland), Apr 12, 2019 


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          Don't rush to assume the worst in Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments - Washington Examiner      Comment   Translate Page      
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  1. Mnuchin Says U.S. Open to Facing Penalties in China Trade Deal  Bloomberg
  2. Mnuchin Says Trade Talks Near Final Round  The Wall Street Journal
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          Digital Privacy: “Google’s Sensorvault is a Boon for Law Enforcement. This Is How It Works”      Comment   Translate Page      
From The NY Times: Law enforcement officials across the country have been seeking information from a Google database called Sensorvault — a trove of detailed location records involving at least hundreds of millions of devices worldwide, The New York Times found. The Sensorvault database is connected to a Google service called Location History. The feature, begun […]
          如果人掉進黑洞…會被「拉成麵條」嗎? 給地球人的黑洞指南      Comment   Translate Page      

▲▼ 黑洞 。(圖/中央研究院提供)

▲「事件視界望遠鏡」拍下首張黑洞影像, 距離地球5500萬光年 。(圖/中央研究院提供)

記者王致凱/編譯

「事件視界望遠鏡(Event Horizon Telescope)計畫」於台灣時間10日晚間公開人類史上首張「黑洞照片」,寫下天文史新頁。但對於黑洞這個宇宙中最神秘天體,人們好奇究竟什麼是黑洞,人如果跌入黑洞會怎麼樣呢?《紐約時報》(The New York Times)特別為所有的「地球生靈」,整理出幾條有關「黑洞」的有趣指南。

黑洞是個飢餓的野獸

黑洞會吞噬所有靠近它的一切,就連光也無法抵抗它的強大引力,而周遭的所有行星、恆星、氣體,都成為滋養黑洞的養分。

黑洞的邊緣被稱為「事件視界」(event horizon),是一條沒有歸路的邊界,千萬注意要遠離這條邊界,因為一旦過了邊界,就連光都會被吸入黑洞,沒有辦法逃脫,而沒有任何東西比光速還快。

幾乎我們知道的全部宇宙運作機制,都取決於黑洞

可能有些人想錯了,或者我們不得不承認,人類仍然不具備瞭解宇宙奧秘的能力。黑洞火牆悖論質疑最明確的科學理論。愛因斯坦(Albert Einstein)、波爾欽斯基(Joseph Polchinski)、霍金(Stephen Hawking),或者根本沒有人知道;如果我們能夠真正知道物理資訊在黑洞內會發生什麼變化,我們對於宇宙的一切知識都可能改變。

註:火牆悖論(firewall paradox)是物理學上一個假說,認為當觀察者落入黑洞的事件視界,會遭遇高能量子密集聚在一起而形成的「火牆」。此概念由阿姆黑利(Ahmed Almheiri)、馬若夫(Donald Marolf)、波爾欽斯基和蘇利(James Sully)等4位物理學家於2012年提出,但學界對此仍有爭議,因為其違反愛因斯坦廣義相對論中的「等效原理」。

▼過去對於「雙黑洞」產生重力波的想像圖。(圖/路透社)

▲▼雙黑洞,重力波。(圖/路透社)

如果不小心掉入黑洞,目前還不清楚你究竟會怎麼死

人掉進黑洞,會被重力撕成碎片呢?還是火牆會直接讓你消失?又或者你身體內的某些「本質」會因為黑洞而浮現?學界始終沒有定論。

根據愛因斯坦1915年的廣義相對論,如果你掉入黑洞,重力還來不及將你「拉成麵條」,你就會先毫髮無損的落入「事件視界」,最終被塞進奇異點(Singularity)裡,也就是黑洞中密度趨近於無限的核心。

但波爾欽斯基和他的團隊則以量子理論反駁,認為事件視界將會成為一道炙熱的能量火牆,將你的身體直接燒成碎片。

霍金的觀點則保留了上述兩種理論。霍金在2014年1月表示,黑洞並不是我們所想的那樣,「沒有事件視界,也沒有奇異點,他們就是不相同。」根據霍金的說法,黑洞的邊緣被稱為時空的第四維度,像天氣一般波動,因此不認為有清晰的邊界。

霍金所說的黑洞邊緣,就像是一個「光線的煉獄」,光線試著逃離黑洞,但卻緩慢的消散並向內移動,卻又未被拉進奇異點。霍金說,事件視界始終保持不變,甚至因為黑洞緩慢的能量外洩而縮小。根據霍金的說法,落入黑洞中,你會被「炒碎」並逸散到太空中,就像「霍金輻射」一樣。

黑洞會唱歌

2003年,天文學家法比安(Andrew Fabian)領導的團隊利用美國NASA的錢卓拉X射線天文台(Chandra X-ray Observatory)發現了宇宙中最長、最古老、最低沉的「黑洞之歌」。儘管這對人耳來說實在太低沉,無論如何人都不可能直接聽見。

黑洞控制星系的大小

天文學家認為,當星系物質在黑洞周圍旋轉、升溫時,形成的能量會射出X射線,這些X射線能為類星體(quasar)提供能量。

幾乎每個星系都有黑洞

雖然在地球附近沒有黑洞,但幾乎在每一個星系,包括我們自己所在的銀河系,以及地球上可觀測到的1000億個星系,都有黑洞存在的跡象。

黑洞是恆星的墓碑

1967年7月2日,一顆衛星記錄到來自外太空的一次伽馬射線爆發,現在回想起來,這可能是第一個表明黑洞真實存在的跡象。時至今日,科學家們相信伽馬射線爆發,代表著垂死恆星嚥下的最後一口氣,以及相當恆星質量大小的黑洞誕生。

▲▼星星, 星空, 觀星, 銀河, 旅行一個人慢慢走(圖/記者徐文彬攝)

▲天文學家相信,在已知的所有星系中幾乎都黝黑動的存在(圖/記者徐文彬攝)

「黑洞無毛」

2011年3月28日,天文學家觀測到距離40億光年外的一次伽馬射線爆發,是人類首次觀察到可能有一個蟄伏的黑洞吞了一顆星星。但無論黑洞吞了什麼,吞了一顆恆星、一頭驢子、一台iPhone,或是吞了你的高中老師,結果都是一樣的。

正如物理學家惠勒(John Archibald Wheeler)所說的「黑洞無毛」(A black hole has no hair),意即黑洞只有質量、角動量以及電荷三個守恆量,其他任何物質所具備的性質都不存在。

循著光亮,探索黑暗

因為光線無法逃離黑洞,所以要看見裡面的東西是不可能的。拍下黑洞邊緣的影像非常困難,要獲得清晰的圖像更是一件大事。

黑洞並非永恆

隨著「霍金輻射」洩漏到宇宙,量子效應顯示黑洞最終將會蒸發。但要使黑洞完全蒸發殆盡,需要比宇宙的年齡還要好幾倍長的時間。

歐洲的大磁鐵不會摧毀這顆星球

在歐洲核子研究組織(CERN)2008年啟用大型強子對撞機(LHC)前,反對者憂心它可能製造出黑洞,吞沒地球。他們10多年前也曾對美國布魯克黑文國家實驗室的相對論性重離子對撞機(RHIC)發出類似疾呼。但根據他們的計算方法,穿透地球大氣層的超高能宇宙射線每年約在地球上形成100個微小黑洞,如果這是個問題,那麼地球早就已經崩塌成「無限」。

2008年6月,安全審查宣布LHC實驗安全無虞後,實驗正式開始,結果地球不但沒有毀滅,人類還發現了俗稱「上帝粒子」的希格斯玻色子(Higgs boson)。

▼在歐洲核子研究組織(CERN)的大型強子對撞機。(圖/達志影像/美聯社)

▲▼ 義大利物理學教授史楚米亞(Alessandro Strumia)在歐洲核子研究組織(CERN)發表性別歧視言論。(圖/達志影像/美聯社)

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Archenemies by Marissa Meyer Book details Title: Archenemies Author: Marissa Meyer Pages: 496 Format: PDF / EPUB / MOBI ISBN: 9781250078308 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Description Archenemies (Renegades Series #2) by Marissa Meyer The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles. Time is running out. Together, they can save the world. But they each other’s worst nightmare. In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory. The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City – and the world – as they know it. Links for download book Available formats: PDF / EPUB / MOBI CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD EBOOK Best book torrent sites Download it here and read it on your Kindle device. Read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets... Downloading from the publisher EPUB Archenemies By Marissa Meyer PDF Download. You can download your books fast Archenemies. New EPUB Archenemies By Marissa Meyer PDF Download - Downloading to Kindle - Download to iPad/iPhone/iOS or Download to B&N nook. Downloading from the publisher Archenemies EPUB PDF Download Read Marissa Meyer. EPUB Archenemies By Marissa Meyer PDF Download Rate this book Archenemies EPUB PDF Download Read Marissa Meyer novels, fiction, non-fiction. New EPUB Archenemies By Marissa Meyer PDF Download - Downloading to Kindle - Download to iPad/iPhone/iOS or Download to B&N nook. Rate this book PDF Archenemies by Marissa Meyer EPUB Download novels, fiction, non-fiction. Today I'm sharing to youArchenemies EPUB PDF Download Read Marissa Meyerand this ebook is ready for read and download. EPUB Archenemies By Marissa Meyer PDF Download Download it once and read it on your PC or mobile device EPUB Archenemies By Marissa Meyer PDF Download. PDF Archenemies by Marissa Meyer EPUB Download Share link here and get free ebooks to read online. Kindle Editions Novel Series. Downloading from the publisher Archenemies EPUB PD
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Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday Book details Title: Asymmetry Author: Lisa Halliday Pages: 304 Format: PDF / EPUB / MOBI ISBN: 9781501166785 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Description Asymmetry: A Novel by Lisa Halliday The bestselling and critically acclaimed debut novel by Lisa Halliday, Asymmetry, hailed as “extraordinary” by The New York Times, “a brilliant and complex examination of power dynamics in love and war” by The Wall Street Journal, and “a literary phenomenon” by The New Yorker. Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice. The first section, “Folly,” tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, “Folly” also suggests an aspiring novelist’s coming-of-age. By contrast, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda. A stunning debut from a rising literary star, Asymmetry is “a transgressive roman a clef, a novel of ideas, and a politically engaged work of metafiction” (The New York Times Book Review), and a “masterpiece” in the original sense of the word” (The Atlantic). Lisa Halliday’s novel will captivate any reader with while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself. Links for download book Available formats: PDF / EPUB / MOBI CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD EBOOK Available in epub, pdf and mobi format PDF Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday EPUB Download, reviewed by readers. Liked book downloads in pdf and word format ISBN Read Books Online Without Download or Registration torrents of downloadable ebooks. Novels - upcoming PDF Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday EPUB Download. Novels - upcoming EPUB Asymmetry By Lisa Halliday PDF Download. New Asym
          A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers      Comment   Translate Page      
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Название: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers
Автор: Fred Rogers
Издательство: Quirk Books
Год: 2019
Формат: EPUB
Страниц: 144
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The New York Times Best Seller
For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.
It’s you I like.
It’s not the things you wear,
It’s not the way you do your hair—
But it’s you I like.
          In Praise of Esmeralda Santiago - The New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      
In Praise of Esmeralda Santiago  The New York Times

The island of Puerto Rico, where my parents came from, is displayed with beauty and poignancy by Santiago.


          Police Fire Shots After Ukraine Ambassador’s Car Rammed in London - The New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Police Fire Shots After Ukraine Ambassador’s Car Rammed in London  The New York Times
  2. Police open fire after car 'driven at officers' in London  BBC News
  3. Armed police shoot car in holland Park after man rams Ukrainian ambassador's vehicle  The Sun
  4. Holland Park police shoot car after it rammed Ukranian ambassador's car  Metro.co.uk
  5. Police open fire as vehicle rams Ukraine embassy car in London; no injuries  Reuters
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          To Escape Her Grief, And Work Through It, An Author Starts Running, by Claire Dederer, New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      

A good memoir says what happened, not how to live. To read (or write) a memoir as a kind of self-help book is fundamentally to misunderstand the project. It is the job of a literary memoirist simply to write down her experiences with as much art and truth as she can muster. In her debut memoir, “Running Home,” Katie Arnold does an admirable job of trusting the everyday material of her life. Arnold, an ultrarunner and contributing editor at Outside magazine, could easily have opted for a different approach, one that solely focuses on the extraordinary aspects of her life as an elite athlete and adventure writer. Instead she writes a story exploring how her growing preoccupation with running has been intertwined with loving and losing her father. She takes the risk of being ordinary, and therefore human.


          Ο πόλεμος Τουρκίας-ΗΠΑ σπρώχνει τον Ερντογάν στην αγκαλιά του Πούτιν       Comment   Translate Page      
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Ίσως να είναι πολύ αργά για να σταματήσει η προσέγγιση της Τουρκίας με τη Ρωσία γι’ αυτό οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες πρέπει να χρησιμοποιήσουν «έξυπνη» διπλωματία και αμυντική βοήθεια (προς την Άγκυρα) για να φέρουν τον Ερντογάν πίσω στο… μαντρί του ΝΑΤΟ, σχολιάζει ο Sinan Ülgen επισκέπτης ερευνητής στο Carnegie Europe για θέματα εξωτερικής πολιτικής.

Από: newpost.gr

Οι δύο σύμμαχοι ακροβατούν σε τεντωμένο σχοινί μετά την απόφαση της Άγκυρας να αποκτήσει S-400, ένα οπλικό σύστημα που σύμφωνα με τις ΗΠΑ μπορεί να συλλέξει δεδομένα σχετικά με οπλικά συστήματα του ΝΑΤΟ και να υπονομεύσει τις αμυντικές δυνατότητες της Συμμαχίας.

Τον Δεκέμβριο του 2017, Τουρκία και Ρωσία έδιναν τα χέρια ολοκληρώνοντας μία συμφωνία αξίας 2,5 δισεκατομμυρίων δολαρίων για την πώληση των ρωσικών πυραύλων, που πρόκειται να παραδοθούν τον Ιούλιο. Καθώς πλησιάζει η ημερομηνία παράδοσης των S-400, οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες έχουν ασκήσει πιέσεις στην τουρκική κυβέρνηση, η οποία έχει επανειλημμένα τονίσει ότι η ακύρωση της συμφωνίας για S-400 με τη Μόσχα δεν είναι δυνατή.

Κορυφαίοι Γερουσιαστές των ΗΠΑ συνυπογράφουν στους New York Times άρθρο σύμφωνα με το οποίο η αγορά από την Τουρκία των ρωσικών όπλων θα απαιτούσε από την Ουάσινγκτον να επιβάλει οικονομικές κυρώσεις και να σταματήσει την παράδοση μαχητικών αεροσκαφών F-35. Οι γερουσιαστές Μάρκο Ρούμπιο και Ρόμπερτ Μενέντες εισήγαγαν επίσης νομοσχέδιο την Τρίτη ζητώντας να σταματήσει η παράδοση 100 F-35 εφόσον η Τουρκία ολοκληρώσει την αγορά του πυραυλικού συστήματος S-400.

Σύμφωνα με τον αναλυτή για τον Ερντογάν η επιλογή των S-400 ήταν μία τακτική (ένας ελιγμός) για να πείσει την Ουάσινγκτον να βελτιώσει τους όρους πώλησης των Patriot στην Τουρκία, την ώρα που η Άγκυρα αντιμετωπίζει τη μεγαλύτερη απειλή από τον πολλαπλασιασμό των βαλλιστικών πυραύλων στη Μέση Ανατολή.

Αντί για μια πιο… σωστή απάντηση που θα επέτρεπε στην Άγκυρα να αναπτύξει δυνατότητες για την άμυνα εναντίον βαλλιστικών πυραύλων μέσω της μεταφοράς τεχνολογίας και ευκαιριών συμπαραγωγής, η Συμμαχία προσέφερε μια σταδιακή προσαρμοστική ασπίδα πυραυλικής άμυνας, η οποία σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες δεν είναι σε θέση να καλύψει ολόκληρη την τουρκική επικράτεια , ανέφερε στη συνέχεια ο αναλυτής.

Εν τω μεταξύ, η συμφωνία για τουςS-400 έχει γίνει ένα σημαντικό συστατικό στοιχείο της πολιτικής της Άγκυρας στη Συρία, όπου η Άγκυρα εμφανίζεται ενοχλημένη από την υποστήριξη των ΗΠΑ στην κουρδική πολιτοφυλακή, την οποία η τουρκική κυβέρνηση θεωρεί απειλή για την ασφάλειά της.
Εξαρτήματα των S-400 made in Turkey;

Να σημειώσουμε πως μέσα στην εβδομάδα που προηγήθηκε ο εκπρόσωπος του Ρώσου προέδρου Ντμίτρι Πεσκόφ δήλωσε πως ορισμένα εξαρτήματα των S-400 μπορούν να παράγονται στην Τουρκία βάσει των συμφωνιών που έχουν υπογραφεί ανάμεσα στη Μόσχα και την Άγκυρα.

«Δεν γίνεται και δεν μπορεί να γίνει λόγος για παραγωγή όλων των σταδίων των S-400. Πρόκειται για νέα είδη εξοπλισμών. Όμως μπορούμε αναμφίβολα, να μιλήσουμε για την παραγωγή , τμηματικά, κάποιων ανταλλακτικών», δήλωσε ο Πεσκόφ, διευκρινίζοντας ότι γίνεται λόγος για μια τέτοιου είδους από κοινού παραγωγή στην Τουρκία.

          New York Times: Bolsonaro causa a ira dos israelenses com seu perdão do Holocausto      Comment   Translate Page      
 Via DCM -

Bolsonaro causa a ira dos israelenses com seu perdão do Holocausto, diz o New York Times.

Leia um trecho traduzido pelo DCM:

O presidente Jair Bolsonaro do Brasil provocou a ira de Israel no sábado por dizer que os crimes do Holocausto são perdoáveis.

Bolsonaro fez os comentários na quinta-feira à noite em uma reunião com pastores evangélicos no Rio de Janeiro. Ele estava falando sobre sua visita ao memorial do Holocausto em Jerusalém no início deste mês.

“Nós podemos perdoar. Mas não podemos esquecer ”, disse ele sobre o Holocausto, acrescentando que é preciso agir para garantir que seus horrores não se repitam. “Aqueles que esquecem o passado estão condenados a não ter futuro”, acrescentou.

O presidente do memorial do Holocausto de Israel, Reuven Rivlin, criticou o líder brasileiro de direita, que já foi atacado antes por suas controversas declarações sobre outros assuntos.

“Os líderes políticos são responsáveis ​​por moldar o futuro. Historiadores descrevem o passado e pesquisam o que aconteceu. Nenhum deve entrar no território do outro ”, disse ele.

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          Can the Holocaust Be Forgiven? Bolsonaro Says Yes, Drawing Israelis' Ire (Megan Specia/New York Times)      Comment   Translate Page      

Megan Specia / New York Times:
Can the Holocaust Be Forgiven?  Bolsonaro Says Yes, Drawing Israelis' Ire  —  President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil drew Israel's ire on Saturday for saying the crimes of the Holocaust are forgivable.  —  Mr. Bolsonaro made the comments Thursday night at a meeting with evangelical pastors in Rio de Janeiro.


          Кори Джеймс - Пепел Вавилона      Comment   Translate Page      
Кори Джеймс - Пепел Вавилона

«Пепел Вавилона» – шестой роман серии «Пространство» – бестселлера по версии New York Times, лежащего в основе популярного сериала «Экспансия». Topic.lt
          Forget the "Year of the Daddy"...Daddy is here to stay!      Comment   Translate Page      
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Well, guys, we did it. We're officially a trend. Or so says, the New York Times. In their December 2018 article, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/style/daddy-dads-of-2018.html?smid=ny..., they explored the growing popularity surrounding the term "Daddy" and the type of guys associated with it.

But to all of us, who have been apart of the Daddyhunt community for years or sought it out more recently, we know the joys that come with being a Daddy and being attracted to Daddies. Articles like these come and go, and if it gives more attention to the Daddy crowd we’re all for it, but we just want to be clear that "Year of the Daddy” is not a new and growing trend. And more importantly, it's not something that's going anywhere either. It's always been a part of our community and we’d venture to say it always will be. And we are thankful for that.

This article does echo something we’ve been pointing out for years, which is that "Daddy" can mean any number of things depending on who you talk to. So, if this article makes someone feel more secure with the moniker or allow them to really own who they are, then that's what we call progress.

And, just for ol' times sake, what is your definition of a Daddy?


          Re: The Reference Frame: Black hole picture is mainly a triumph of engineering      Comment   Translate Page      

Lol, that's rather bad but this tiny inaccuracy, like the difference between Yes and No, is probably not a problem for the likes of The New York Times.


          The first black hole to be photographed now has a name - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. The first black hole to be photographed now has a name  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  2. That First Black Hole Seen in an Image Is Now Called Pōwehi, at Least in Hawaii  The New York Times
  3. “Pōwehi” –Galaxy M87’s Gargantuan Black Hole Named After Hawaiian Creation Chant  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
  4. First black hole to be photographed gets Hawaiian name  RT
  5. Black hole captured in image given indigenous Hawaiian name of Pōwehi  Newshub
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          Reports: Trump Promises Acting DHS Secretary Pardon If He Breaks Immigration Law      Comment   Translate Page      

According to two separate reports, from CNN and the New York Times, President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan that he would “pardon him if he ever went to jail for denying US entry to migrants.” Both outlets, citing anonymous administration officials, said that Trump brought […]

The post Reports: Trump Promises Acting DHS Secretary Pardon If He Breaks Immigration Law appeared first on RocketNews | Top News Stories From Around the Globe.


          How Bernie Sanders, The Socialist Senator, Amassed A $2.5 Million Fortune      Comment   Translate Page      
Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist senator from Vermont, is a fierce critic of the affluent in America. That’s a bit rich, considering he himself is well off. Sanders, 77, has, in fact, amassed an estimated $2.5 million fortune from real estate, investments, government pensions—and earnings from three books, including the 2016 hit Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. “I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too,” he recently told the New York Times, striking a downright Trumpian note. Since his bid for the Democratic nomination raised his profile in 2016,...
          Picture was clear, but black hole's name a little fuzzy - KMPH Fox 26      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Picture was clear, but black hole's name a little fuzzy  KMPH Fox 26
  2. That First Black Hole Seen in an Image Is Now Called Pōwehi, at Least in Hawaii  The New York Times
  3. “Pōwehi” –Galaxy M87’s Gargantuan Black Hole Named After Hawaiian Creation Chant  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
  4. First black hole to be photographed gets Hawaiian name  RT
  5. Black hole's name a little fuzzy  Mail Tribune
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          AG Barr is here to deliver a miscarriage of justice. Democrats are our last institutional defense      Comment   Translate Page      

The jig is up. Anyone holding out hope that Attorney General William Barr was somehow a serious legal mind and a patriotic institutionalist who would keep Trump from going off the rails can forget about it. Not only is he failing to provide those guard rails, he's actively working to destroy them. When you drop an incendiary word like "spying" into a congressional hearing and then pretend you had no idea it would be problematic, it's over. Sure, your minions can assure the New York Times that you had no ill intent and your Deputy Attorney General can paint the criticism of your handling of the Mueller report as just "completely bizarre,” but none of that changes the fact that you're clearly weaponizing the Justice Department for use by the president. 

Indeed Donald Trump knew exactly what to do with his newfound cudgel. "There was absolutely spying into my campaign," Trump told reporters, playing up Barr’s characterization. "There was illegal spying, unprecedented spying." That Barr was forced to concede at the hearing that he had "no specific evidence" but rather more of a gut feel that he wanted to explore was completely irrelevant by the time Trump had chewed it over and spit it back out to reporters the next day. Now the FBI investigation was definitively illegal and unprecedented.   

This is the circus of the grotesque Barr has now ushered us into. The nation's top law enforcement officer makes a completely unsubstantiated and indeed disproven claim with admittedly no evidentiary underpinnings and then the nation's commander in chief repeats it resolutely, without caveat, as an unqualified truth. But it's certainly not the first or even most consequential distortion of reality Barr has delivered. It all started when Barr declared Trump exonerated of wrongdoing even though he admitted that Robert Mueller had expressly declined to exonerate Trump, and then Trump declared his own "complete and total exoneration." This is supposedly justice at work. 

By the end of the week, the Trump campaign was fundraising off Barr's miscarriage of justice.

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"What a disgrace," noted one DC journalist. "That Barr has found no way of correcting this... bad for him and the country."


          Иранский дипломат: народ смотрит с пессимизмом на переговоры с США      Comment   Translate Page      
Согласно последним опросам, иранцы сомневаются в том, что в ближайшее время возможно начать переговоры с непредсказуемым американским президентом.   Пресс-атташе представительства Ирана при Организации Объединенных наций Алиреза Мирусефи в интервью газете The New York Times заявил...
          Kwamé Alexander on the intersection between his children's books and poetry      Comment   Translate Page      

Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

His newest work, “The Undefeated,” is his “love letter to black America.”...


          In a huge move, New York City Council votes to ban marijuana drug testing for job applicants      Comment   Translate Page      

New York City has been making slow and steady progress since the last election cycle, towards legalizing marijuana. Governor Andrew Cuomo, pulled to the left by public opinion and left-leaning candidates like Cynthia Nixon, has publicly said it will be legal. Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered the NYPD to stop arresting (mostly people of color) for marijuana possession, and instead hand out ticketed fines. This week, the NYC Council voted to disallow employers to test their workers for marijuana use.

The New York Times reports that if this decision were to become law it would put New York in “uncharted territory,” citing policy experts who could not point to similar legislation. That being said, the law itself does not ban all drug testing. Employers would be able to test employees who seemed to be working under the influence of marijuana. It also allows drug testing for “safety sensitive” jobs like law enforcement, construction, and childcare.

Governor Cuomo’s proposed legalization has run into heavy criticism from lawmakers of color, who want assurances that the process of legalizing marijuana doesn’t become yet another example of racial economic disparity—with big businesses being able to push out smaller businesses run by people of color, and communities of color reaping considerably less of the economic benefits coming from tax revenues. 

Opponents cited the need to test to make sure job applicants were up to par, while other opponents spoke mostly about the government creating regulations, and businesses don’t like being regulated. Proponents of this new move say that while the exceptions definitely dampen its impact, many people will be directly helped by it, and any moves to untie some of the taboos around the drug culturally and economically, are positive steps forward.


          LeBron James opened an experimental school for kids thought to be 'irredeemable,' and it's working      Comment   Translate Page      

Less than a year after opening, a LeBron James-funded experimental elementary school for at-risk children appears to be proving successful. It’s too soon to fully quantify the impact that Akron’s I Promise School—a public institution funded in partnership by the city school district and the LeBron James Family Foundation—has had and will have on the roughly 240 students currently enrolled. Yet these children, once viewed as hopeless and “irredeemable” by Akron City Schools educators, are already putting up numbers that have dazzled their legendary NBA benefactor and hometown hero.

The students’ scores reflect their performance on the Measures of Academic Progress assessment, a nationally recognized test administered by NWEA, an evaluation association. In reading, where both classes had scored in the lowest, or first, percentile, third graders moved to the ninth percentile, and fourth graders to the 16th. In math, third graders jumped from the lowest percentile to the 18th, while fourth graders moved from the second percentile to the 30th.

The 90 percent of I Promise students who met their goals exceeded the 70 percent of students districtwide, and scored in the 99th growth percentile of the evaluation association’s school norms, which the district said showed that students’ test scores increased at a higher rate than 99 out of 100 schools nationally.

What does that mean, exactly? Essentially, these kids—who are in third and fourth grade this year—tested below 99% of the country last year. This year, their scores increased more than all but one of 100 schools across the nation. 

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Yet even with those skyrocketing rates of improvement, these children still aren’t meeting standards for their grade level. How is that possible? In a telephone interview with the New York Times, James, 34, explained that the numbers show just how far behind these children were to begin with.


          AG Barr is here to deliver a miscarriage of justice. Democrats are our last institutional defense      Comment   Translate Page      

The jig is up. Anyone holding out hope that Attorney General William Barr was somehow a serious legal mind and a patriotic institutionalist who would keep Trump from going off the rails can forget about it. Not only is he failing to provide those guard rails, he's actively working to destroy them. When you drop an incendiary word like "spying" into a congressional hearing and then pretend you had no idea it would be problematic, it's over. Sure, your minions can assure the New York Times that you had no ill intent and your Deputy Attorney General can paint the criticism of your handling of the Mueller report as just "completely bizarre,” but none of that changes the fact that you're clearly weaponizing the Justice Department for use by the president. 

Indeed Donald Trump knew exactly what to do with his newfound cudgel. "There was absolutely spying into my campaign," Trump told reporters, playing up Barr’s characterization. "There was illegal spying, unprecedented spying." That Barr was forced to concede at the hearing that he had "no specific evidence" but rather more of a gut feel that he wanted to explore was completely irrelevant by the time Trump had chewed it over and spit it back out to reporters the next day. Now the FBI investigation was definitively illegal and unprecedented.   

This is the circus of the grotesque Barr has now ushered us into. The nation's top law enforcement officer makes a completely unsubstantiated and indeed disproven claim with admittedly no evidentiary underpinnings and then the nation's commander in chief repeats it resolutely, without caveat, as an unqualified truth. But it's certainly not the first or even most consequential distortion of reality Barr has delivered. It all started when Barr declared Trump exonerated of wrongdoing even though he admitted that Robert Mueller had expressly declined to exonerate Trump, and then Trump declared his own "complete and total exoneration." This is supposedly justice at work. 

By the end of the week, the Trump campaign was fundraising off Barr's miscarriage of justice.

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"What a disgrace," noted one DC journalist. "That Barr has found no way of correcting this... bad for him and the country."


          Libyan Forces Fighting for the Capital Disavow Extremists      Comment   Translate Page      
The U.N.-backed government appeared to be responding to a report in The New York Times and a statement from the European Union.
          What if Abortion Laws Reflected the Actual Views of Americans?       Comment   Translate Page      

On Saturday I led a panel discussion on “Abortion Until Birth: What Happened in New York, What Almost Happened in Virginia, and What Lies Ahead in the Federal Courts.”

I was joined by Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Greg Schleppenbach of the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Secretariat, and Jeff Caruso of the Virginia Catholic Conference.

The following are excerpts of my introductory remarks.

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One of the most celebrated phony arguments for a right to abortion is the Famous Violinist.

It’s a thought experiment, by a supposed moral philosopher (Judith Jarvis Thomson), and it goes like this:

Imagine you wake up in a hospital bed, and discover that your circulatory system has been connected up to the circulatory system of an unconscious famous violinist, lying beside you.

The violinist has a serious kidney infection, and a rare blood type—and you are the only match.

The hospital director comes in and says:

  • It was wrong for the Society of Music Lovers to kidnap you and place you in this difficult position.
  • But without the use of your kidneys, this man will die.
  • And, well, it’ll take 9 months for him to get well.

Are you morally obliged to make your kidneys available to this violinist for 9 months?

You’re supposed to conclude: no, you have the right to choose what happens in, and to, your body. You’re not obligated to put your body in service of another’s life, even that of a famous violinist.

The argument fails, of course. For many reasons. Chief among them is that mothers and children are natural allies, not enemies—not strangers on a hospital bed. 

But this is what modern abortion politics has done to our thinking.

The first American feminists never saw the child as the enemy. Elizabeth Cady Stanton said women had been treated as property; how degrading that we should treat our own children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.

What would they say about our abortion culture today?

According to the Guttmacher Institute, founded by Planned Parenthood, approximately 4 percent of abortions are done for the mother’s health. And 3 percent for “possible problems affecting the health of the [baby].”

Taken together, that’s 7 percent.

That means 93 percent of abortions are done on healthy women with healthy babies.

What are the reasons for these abortions?

Well, the women told Guttmacher they couldn’t afford a baby, they didn’t feel ready, they were having relationship problems. Or their husbands, or boyfriends, or parents wanted them to have the abortion.

There’s a pattern here, if you look for it. Of women who needed financial help, but no one gave it to them. Who needed emotional support, but no one provided it.

Of women who may have wanted the baby, but were surrounded by people who wanted the baby gone.

Feminists for Life says abortion is a reflection that we have failed to meet the needs of women—that: Women Deserve Better Than Abortion.  

They say the slogan “It’s my body, it’s my choice” has really become “it’s her problem.” The rest of us are off the hook.

The truth is, they know it’s a baby. And they’ve known it for a long time.

Even the Famous Violinist argument concedes there’s another person in the equation.

Planned Parenthood activist Amy Richards wrote an essay in the New York Times Magazine about being pregnant with triplets, and having two of her babies aborted.

After reciting a list of ways her life would change if she were to have triplets, she concluded, with a final lament, that she would have to “start shopping only at Costco and buying big jars of mayonnaise.”

She recounted how Peter, her boyfriend, stared at the sonogram screen and said, “There are three heartbeats, and we’re about to make two disappear.”

If you’re a Planned Parenthood activist, why tell your story this way? Why the heartbeats? Why the mayonnaise?

Very clearly, she’s telling us that she knows they’re really babies.

But she’s also clearly telling us that she doesn’t have to have a good reason to abort them—she can, just because she wants to.

And legally speaking, she’s quite right.

Forty-six years ago, the Supreme Court took abortion policy-making out of the hands of the people, and made abortion-until-birth a constitutional right.

Roe v. Wade made abortion legal before but also after viability, until birth, for “health” reasons.

And then Doe v. Bolton, defined “health” as “all factors”—“physical, emotional, psychological, familial, [or] the woman’s age.”

That’s why pro-lifers speak of “abortion on demand.” That’s why Amy Richards speaks of big jars of mayonnaise.

Most people have no idea how extreme U.S. abortion law is.

If American law on abortion reflected Americans’ views on abortion, the law would look very different.

And that’s exactly what politicians in New York were afraid of: That the people would get to have a say, again, on abortion policy.


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Nueva York. El arresto y pedido de extradición de Julian Assange detonó, una vez más, un intenso debate sobre la libertad de la prensa en Estados Unidos y en torno al controvertido fundador de Wikileaks, lo cual definirá el futuro de una de las supuestas libertades civiles sagradas en el orden democrático de este país.

Tal vez lo más sorprendente es que algunos grandes medios –incluyendo el New York Times y el Washington Post (el cual argumentó que Assange no es un héroe de la libertad de prensa y que merece enfrentar la justicia estadunidense sin necesariamente impactar las libertades civiles)– periodistas y columnistas influyentes y hasta algunas organizaciones de defensa de libertades de expresión dieron el beneficio de la duda al Departamento de Justicia de que su acusación no era un ataque inmediato a la libertad de prensa. Expresaron alivio de que el cargo criminal formulado contra Assange se centra sólo en una conspiración para lograr una intrusión ilícita a computadoras del Pentágono para obtener información clasificada. O sea, no es un cargo que criminaliza las actividades periodísticas tradicionales como algunos temían.

Pero para otros, el cargo formulado de esa manera es una envoltura justo para evitar denuncias del atropello de la libertad de expresión, pero que su objetivo obviamente es nada menos que castigar a alguien que se atrevió a obtener, publicar y difundir documentos oficiales secretos que implicaron al gobierno estadunidense en violaciones de derechos humanos, maniobras diplomáticas intervencionistas, y hasta posibles crímenes de guerra.

El régimen de Donald Trump, quien repetidamente declara que los medios son enemigos del pueblo, no ocultó su deseo de perseguir a Assange. En abril de 2017, cuando el actual secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo era el jefe de la CIA, afirmó: “Tenemos que reconocer que ya no podemos permitir más a Assange y a sus colegas la actitud de usar los valores de la libre expresión en contra de nosotros… Eso se acaba ahora”, recuerda The Intercept.

Por su parte, la cúpula demócrata, en un ejemplo inusual de bipartidismo, también festejó el arresto de Assange junto con los republicanos ya que aún no le perdona al fundadsor de Wikileaks la divulgación de correos electrónicos jaqueados del Comité Demócrata Nacional durante la contienda de 2016. Hillary Clinton expresó que Assange ahora tiene que responder por lo que ha hecho y afirmó que los cargos no estaban relacionados con la libertad de prensa, mientras el líder de la fracción demócrata del Senado, Chuck Schumer, declaró que espera que Assange pronto rendirá cuentas por su intromisión en nuevas elecciones a nombre de Putin y el gobierno ruso.

Sin embargo, varios periodistas y defensores de libertades civiles denunciaron que obviamente el objetivo del arresto y extradición es castigar no sólo a los filtradores de información secreta –lo cual hizo el gobierno de Barack Obama a escala sin precedente–, sino ahora con Assange, a los periodistas que difunden y publican la información.

Daniel Ellsberg, el famoso filtrador de los Papeles del Pentágono, consideró que el arresto de Assange es un intento claro para rescindir la libertad de la prensa. Señalo que este es el primer caso de una acusación contra un periodista y editor, y si es exitosa, no será la última, comentó en entrevista con The Real News Network. Advirtió que si esto avanza “la libertad de la prensa no está a salvo, se acaba, y nuestra república está en sus últimos días….”.


La acusación contra Assange implica amenazas graves a las libertades de prensa, no sólo en Estados Unidos, sino alrededor del mundo, escribe el periodista Glenn Greenwald de The Intercept –uno de los reporteros que colaboró con Edward Snowden– y advirtió que con ello se busca criminalizar varias actividades al centro del periodismo de investigación. [https://theintercept.com/2019/04/11/the-u-s-governments-indictment-of-julian-assange-poses-grave-threats-to-press-freedoms/

Concluye que en el caso de Assange, figura controvertida en Estados Unidos ya que hay un consenso bipartidista en su contra, más importante que los sentimientos personales sobre Assange es el enorme paso que esta acusación representa para la meta explícitamente declarada del gobierno de Trump de criminalizar el periodismo que incluye reportar sobre información clasificada. Oponerse a esa meta amenazante no requiere de admiración o afecto para Assange. Sencillamente requiere creer en la importancia crítica de una prensa libre en una democracia.

Matt Taibbi, el gran reportero político de Rolling Stone, coincide con Greenwald en ese punto, y escribió: la acusación actual es la extension de un esfuerzo de años, antes de Trump, de construir un argumento legal contra alguien que divulgó secretos vergonzosos.

Bruce Shapiro, director del Dart Center for Journalism, escribió en The Nation que en la acusación se afirma que hubo una conspiración para filtrar información filtrada, y subraya que eso es algo que hacen los reporteros constantemente. Afirma que esta acusación en este contexto es una persecución políticamente motivada, que tiene serias implicaciones sobre la libertad de expresión constitucional.

Este es un caso de libertad de prensa. Punto. Assange está siendo castigado por hacer valientemente su trabajo como un periodista, ahora sujeto de una de las cacerías de brujas más peligrosas en la historia de Estados Unidos, justo porque reveló información que el público estadunidense tenía un derecho de conocer sobre crímenes de guerra del gobierno estadunidense, declaró el veterano periodista Robert Scheer, ahora director de Truthdig.

Varios activistas y comentaristas resaltaron que Assange, Chelsea Manning, y Edward Snowden –como Ellsberg hace medio siglo– revelaron al público mundial crímenes de guerra y violaciones a derechos civiles y humanos por las autoridades, pero ellos son los acusados de ser criminales.


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The Implosion of Jeremy Corbyn
According to polling by The Jewish Chronicle, 85 percent of British Jews now think that Corbyn is anti-Semitic. And that was before this week’s bombshell: documents obtained by The Sunday Times showing that Labour failed to investigate hundreds of anti-Semitism complaints, and let hundreds more slide. The documents show not only that Labour’s procedures for investigating anti-Semitic incidents were—despite public assurances to the contrary—dismally subpar, but also that members of Corbyn’s office directly intervened in more than one in 10 investigations, despite having claimed that they were impartial.

A council candidate who said that Jewish members of Parliament were “Zionist infiltrators” was allowed to continue his campaign. Out of 863 alleged incidents detailed in the files, only 29 resulted in a party member being expelled; 145 resulted in a “formal warning”—which is largely meaningless—and 191 cases were resolved as requiring no action. The rest, the Times reports, are unresolved, including 249 that haven’t even been opened.

A Labour spokesperson said that the report “does not reflect the full details … and is not up to date,” a non-denial that did nothing to stem the bleeding. That evening, the Jewish Labour Movement—one of the party’s oldest affiliates, linked to Labour since 1903—passed a vote of no confidence in Corbyn.

A year earlier, in March 2018, the story broke that Corbyn had been a member of three secret Facebook groups in which virulent anti-Semitic memes were sometimes shared. Understandable, perhaps, in radical campaign circles. My enemy’s enemy is my friend, right? We’re protesting an occupation, not forming a government. There’s nothing anti-Semitic about deploring Israel Defense Forces violence in Gaza, but if Palestine is your cause, sometimes you’re going to meet people who really just hate Jews—just like if Israel is your cause, sometimes you’re going to meet people who really just hate Muslims.

In one of the groups, Corbyn wrote supportively to the artist of a mural in London. It wouldn’t have been so bad—just a throwaway comment—except the mural depicted anti-Semitic tropes so blatant you could see them from space, hook noses and all. Corbyn trying to apologize was an agonizing sight. “I sincerely regret that I did not look more closely at the image I was commenting on,” he said. “I am sincerely sorry for the pain which has been caused.” It was as if, in a lifetime of fighting for causes—framing the world as good versus evil—he never really learned how to say sorry.

Abe Greenwald: Ilhan Omar, Con Artist
You see? She’s just an all-loving, rage-filled, anti-Semitic victim of prejudice.

If you set aside the canned baby talk of her speeches and articles, her actions don’t reveal much in the way of understanding and compassion. Or was she “showing up with love” when she claimed that Americans who support Israel are guilty of “allegiance to a foreign country” and that pro-Israel American leaders are somehow being paid off to support the Jewish state, and that—lest we forget—“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel?” Are all these examples of what she sees as a “mission as humans to love one another”?

Whenever Omar gets called out for her anti-Semitism or anti-Americanism, she makes a steady retreat back to the faux-compassion and understanding, simultaneously vowing to “learn” from her actions and claiming innocent victimhood. It’s then that her liberal supporters seize on her sunny rhetoric and denounce all the criticism that’s come her way. That’s precisely what’s been happening since she was caught describing 9/11 as a null event.

The con artist will thrive as long her marks are willing to be conned. Which is to say, Ilhan Omar has a bright future in the Democratic Party.
Seeking Israel From the Left
Israel has always been a Rorschach test for the left, Susie Linfield argues in her new book about intellectuals' writings on the first decades of the Jewish home state. And she's right, if not quite in the way she may have intended the metaphor.

Yes, Israel is like a Rorschach test, in the sense that many people over the 70 years of the country's existence have seen in its abstract representation some strange specificity wrought by their own fervid imagination. But Israel is like a Rorschach test in another and more important way. Something disturbing is revealed when the symmetrical inkblots of a Rorschach test provoke descriptions of violence and hatred. And something just as disturbing is revealed when the image of Israel provokes ferocious anger and unrelenting hostility.

Which it does, for a large percentage of the left these days. In her introduction and conclusion, Linfield points out that Israel was created by people who were often socialists, and it enjoyed considerable support among leftists in the West into the 1960s. But somehow, these days, Israel faces a violent antipathy from the left. An important task for historians lies in exploring how that reversal came about.

Linfield, a journalism professor at NYU, is a self-proclaimed leftist worried about the ways in which anti-Zionism has led to a surge of anti-Semitism. And yet, despite her interest in the question of why the left has rejected Israel, she attempts something different in The Lions' Den. In essence, she attacks the premise. Examining the work of prior generations of prominent intellectuals and journalists, The Lions' Den suggests that Israel has always provoked strange notions in intellectuals.

The figures Linfield takes up are a gallery of prominent Jewish left-leaning thinkers from the 1940s on—especially in her chapters on Hannah Arendt, Arthur Koestler, Isaac Deutscher, Maxime Rodinson, I.F. Stone, and Noam Chomsky. She focuses as well on two further figures: Fred Halliday (the only gentile writer she takes up) and Albert Memmi (the Tunisian writer and only non-Westerner in the book). All of them were sometime Zionists, and all of them indulged anti-Zionism. By describing their intellectual journeys—and their intellectual peculiarities—Linfield hopes to illuminate the left's odd
relation to Israel.



Pompeo says PM’s West Bank sovereignty vow won’t hurt Trump peace plan
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said he did not believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk of extending Israeli sovereignty to West Bank settlements would hurt the Trump administration’s long-gestating peace plan.

His comments would appear to indicate that the US plan does not provide for Palestinian statehood, or even for Palestinian control of substantive contiguous territory in the West Bank.

Asked during a CNN interview by anchor Jake Tapper whether he thought Netanyahu “vowing to annex the West Bank” could hurt the US proposal, Pompeo answered “I don’t.”

“I think that the vision that we’ll lay out is going to represent a significant change from the model that’s been used,” he added.

“We’ve had a lot of ideas for 40 years. They did not deliver peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” he said. “Our idea is to put forward a vision that has ideas that are new, that are different, that are unique, that tries to reframe and reshape what’s been an intractable problem.”

He said the Trump administration wanted “a better life” for both Israelis and Palestinians.

In interviews days before the elections, Netanyahu said he intended to gradually apply Israeli law to all settlements, and that he hoped he could do so with the agreement of the United States.
Trump says Netanyahu election win means a ‘better chance for peace’
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his win in the Israeli election, and said it would improve the chances of success for his administration’s much-anticipated peace plan.

“I think we have a better chance now that Bibi has won,” Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn before heading to Texas, using Netanyahu’s nickname. “The fact that Bibi has won, I think we’ll see some pretty good actions in terms of peace.”

“Everybody said you can’t have peace in the Middle East with Israel and Palestinians. I think we have a chance and I think we now have a better chance,” the US president added.

The White House has said it would release its peace proposal following the elections in Israel, though a report on Israeli television earlier this week said the exact timing would be dependent on the outcome of the vote.

With over 97 percent of ballots counted, and his Likud party and fellow right-wing and religious parties poised to secure a clear majority of Knesset seats, Netanyahu emerged from Tuesday’s elections in the best position to muster a coalition.

“I’d like to congratulate Bibi Netanyahu. It looks like that race has been won by him. It may be a little early but I’m hearing he’s won it and won it in good fashion,” Trump said.
Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: Trump Peace Plan Likely to Be Very Different From Previous Initiatives
President Donald Trump’s upcoming peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will likely be very different from previous such attempts, said Algemeiner editor-in-chief Dovid Efune on Thursday.

Speaking to i24 News, Efune said of the Trump plan, “We’ve suspected for a long time that it’s going to be quite different from what people are expecting. When we’ve spoken about peace plans in the past, typically there’s this land-for-peace equation, there’s a two-state solution, there is a framework which we’ve come to expect over decades. I’d be very surprised if its going to be along those lines.”

“I think we’re going to see a regional initiative,” he added. “We’ve had assurances time and time again from different members of the Trump administration that they would not be looking to predetermine the outcome. They won’t be coming to the table and saying, ‘Here’s what the results should be.’”

“It’s about creating a framework,” said Efune. “It’s about empowering, creating incentives, and trying to broaden the issue to regional peace and not just the Israeli-Palestinian discussion.”


Bill Clinton: Netanyahu ‘knows how to hit people where they’re tender’
Former US President Bill Clinton hailed the political prowess of newly re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying the “highly intelligent” Israeli leader should never be underestimated, but adding a back-handed compliment.

“You should never underestimate him, he’s highly intelligent, he understands his electorate,” Clinton said on stage Thursday at an event in New York City, as final vote counts in Israel confirmed that Netanyahu is heading for a fifth term as prime minister.

Then Clinton added: “He’s smart and able and he knows how to hit people where they’re tender.”

Clinton was speaking at an event at the Beacon Theater alongside his wife, former US secretary of state and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“There’s lots of minority parties in Israel, and more of them are aligned with the settler movement or religious fundamentalism than secularism or wanting peace,” he said. “Israel is a vital democracy, and they are having these debates and they will work it out.”

“There has to be some approach to reconciling the security needs of the Israelis with the need for greater autonomy and governance by the Palestinians,” Clinton said.


Boycotting Israel is Anti-Semitic, Says Newly-Sworn In Envoy Elan Carr
The United States swore in Elan Carr as the new Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism on Thursday after the position had been left vacant since January 20, 2017.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo administered the oath of office. The secretary remarked that Carr, a Jewish-American Army veteran and the grandson of Holocaust survivors, was chosen for the “fierceness and vigor that he’ll bring to combating anti-Semitism.”

The envoy’s position was established by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004. On his first day in the congressionally mandated post, Carr vowed to fight the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and described the organized boycott of Israel as anti-Semitic.

“An individual has a right to buy or not buy what they please. However, if there is an organized movement to economically strangle the state of Israel, that is anti-Semitic,” Carr said. “We are going to focus relentlessly on eradicating this false distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.”




Pete Buttigieg calls Mike Pence a ‘Pharisee.’ Here’s why that angers Jews
Pete Buttigieg has a word he likes to use to describe Vice President Mike Pence: “Pharisee.”

Jewish scholars would like him to stop doing that.

Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is running a dark horse campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, has advanced the idea of liberal candidates using religious language to express their values.

The flip side of that, Buttigieg says, is that Republican leaders don’t practice the religious values they preach. He takes particular aim at Pence, who often speaks of his own conservative Christian values while serving under President Donald Trump. Buttigieg has criticized Trump for paying off an adult film actress with whom he allegedly had an affair.

Buttigieg believes that reeks of hypocrisy, so he uses an age-old Christian metaphor for hypocrites: the Pharisees.

“There’s an awful lot about Pharisees in there,” Buttigieg told The Washington Post this week, referring to the New Testament while discussing Pence. “And when you see someone, especially somebody who has such a dogmatic take on faith that they bring it into public life, being willing to attach themselves to this administration for the purposes of gaining power, it is alarmingly resonant with some New Testament themes, and not in a good way.”

The Pharisees were one of several Jewish sects during the first century, the time of Jesus. They also included the rabbis of the Talmud and the creators of Rabbinic Judaism, the ideological ancestor of mainstream Jewish practice today.

But in Christian discourse, the Pharisees have taken on the role of “hypocrites, fools and a brood of vipers, full of extortion, greed, and iniquity,” wrote Amy-Jill Levine, a professor at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, in an article in Sojourners magazine. That’s because the New Testament Gospels say Pharisee leaders criticized Jesus and lambaste them for hypocrisy.
Rivlin rebukes Bolsonaro: ‘No one will order forgiveness of the Jewish people’
President Reuven Rivlin on Saturday rebuked his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro for saying this week that the crimes of the Holocaust can be forgiven, though not forgotten.

“No one will order the forgiveness of the Jewish people, and it can never be bought in the name of interests,” he said.

“What [the Nazis] did to us is etched into our memory, the memory of an ancient people,” Rivlin wrote on Twitter.

“We will never cooperate with those who deny the truth or try to erase it from memory — not by individuals and groups, not by party leaders and not by heads of state,” he wrote, the last being in apparent reference to Bolsonaro.

“We will never forgive and never forget. No one will order the forgiveness of the Jewish people, and it can never be bought in the name of interests.”

Rivlin said the Jewish people would “always fight against anti-Semitism and xenophobia,” while calling on politicians not to wade into historically fraught matters. “Political leaders are responsible for shaping the future. Historians describe the past and research what happened. Neither should stray into the territory of the other,” he said.
Yad Vashem slams Bolsonaro after Holocaust comments
President Reuven Rivlin and Yad Vashem took Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to task on Saturday for saying the crimes of the Holocaust can be forgiven, though not forgotten.

“We can forgive, but we cannot forget,” said Bolsonaro – a strong supporter of Israel who has reversed his country’s previously negative positions regarding Israel – at a meeting with Evangelical pastors in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
“Those that forget their past are sentenced not to have a future. We need to act so that the Holocaust will not repeat itself,” the Brazilian leader said.
Iranian forces said killed in reported Israel airstrike on Syria missile factory
A number of Iranian forces were reportedly killed in an airstrike on a Syrian military position near the city of Masyaf in western Hama province overnight Friday-Saturday. Syrian state media said Israeli jets carried out the raid in the middle of the night, firing missiles while flying in Lebanese airspace.

Syria’s official state news agency SANA said Israel targeted a military site in the area, but that Syrian air defenses intercepted the attack, downing some of the missiles fired. The regime mouthpiece said the interception resulted in the destruction of several buildings and the wounding of three “fighters.” The area is known to house Iranian forces and their Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.

According to a report by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in Arabic, Iranian “elements” and pro-Iranian militants were killed in the alleged attack, and 17 people were injured.

Israel does not regularly comment on alleged strikes in Syria, though it has acknowledged some operations.

The Observatory said Saturday that the strike targeted a Syrian military college in the town and two buildings used by Iranian forces in nearby villages — a development center for medium-range missiles in Zawi and a training camp in Sheikh Ghadban.
Abbas swears in new PA government led by his Fatah ally, Mohammad Shtayyeh
A new Palestinian Authority government was sworn in by PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, a month after he tapped longtime ally Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of his Fatah party, as the next premier.

The 61-year-old Shtayyeh is replacing Rami Hamdallah, who served as prime minister of the Palestinian government since 2013. He is seen as being critical of the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers, as well as a proponent of continuing peace talks with Israel.

The new 21-member cabinet includes some fresh faces, but senior officials, such as Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki and Finance Minister Shukri Bishara, are keeping their positions.

Novelist Atef Abu Seif of Gaza, who was recently badly beaten during Hamas’s crackdown on protesters in the Strip, will become culture minister.

Shtayyeh’s government replaces a technocratic administration, which had the nominal backing of Hamas and all other Palestinian factions.
Thousands protest along Gaza border, 15-year-old shot dead - report
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the stomach during clashes with IDF forces east of the Jabaliya refugee camp, according to the Hamas Health Ministry on Friday.

According to the report, two other people were injured by gunfire in clashes with IDF forces east of Gaza City, when 9,000 demonstrators protested in five locations along the Gaza border.

A Palestinian was arrested after cutting the fence into Israel, waving a Palestinian flag.

The border protests began on March 30th and has seen over half a million people violently demonstrating along the security fence with Israel demanding an end to the 12-year long blockade, congregating at points along the border range between several thousand to 45,000 each day.

The one year anniversary of the border riots last week saw some 40,000 Palestinians demonstrate along the border fence and saw three Palestinians killed by IDF fire.

The cross-border violence immediately played into Israel's election campaign, which concluded earlier this week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heading toward a record fifth term in office.

But Egyptian mediators intervened to avoid further escalation by persuading Israel to lift restrictions on the movement of goods and people in and out of Gaza and expand the breadth of Mediterranean waters where Gazans can fish.
EU's Collusion with Iran
The main purpose of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) is to ensure that Europe -- and potentially third countries -- can continue doing business with the mullahs in Iran without risking US penalties for contravening US sanctions.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini seems strongly committed to ensuring that Iran -- and Europe -- continue receiving economic benefits from the illegal, unsigned, and unratified Iran nuclear deal. Mogherini insisted that Iran is complying with the JCPOA. It is not. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, referring to documents seized by Israel, stated that the nuclear deal was "built on lies" .

No amount of human rights abuses, however atrocious -- or terrorism, even against its own citizens; or cheating to acquire deliverable nuclear capability to unleash on Israel, the US and eventually threaten the entire West -- will, it seems, deter the EU from its criminal collusion with Iran. Europe seems determined to wade into its own destruction with its eyes wide open.
The IAEA’s Blind Spots on Iran’s Nuclear Program
On April 9, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted that “today and throughout the past year, we have launched 114 new technologies via the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. This is the message to the world: You have not succeeded, and you will not succeed in preventing the progress and development of the Iranian people and their nuclear program. If yesterday you feared our IR-1 centrifuges, well, here you go!”

He has reason to boast. The 2015 Iranian nuclear deal brokered by former President Barack Obama was extremely weak, but yet, given its weaknesses, the agency that was expected to monitor Iran’s compliance has been exceedingly lax.

On April 4, The Wall Street Journal reported that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspected a warehouse in Tehran that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year said housed nuclear equipment and materials.

When negotiating the Iranian nuclear deal, President Obama promised “anytime, anywhere inspections.” Yet six months elapsed from Netanyahu’s speech until the inspection. The question is what took the IAEA so long?


WaPo Rushes to Defend Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 Remarks, Fails Spectacularly
The Washington Post, in full white knight mode, rushed to Omar’s defense in publishing a piece in which they claimed context was needed.

After quoting several lines from her speech (which did not change what she said), “fact checker” Glenn Kessler wrote:

We will leave it to readers to determine whether Omar should have referred to “terrorists” or if the context for “some people” is clear from the speech.

When we listened to the whole speech, we were reminded of President George W. Bush’s phrasing in two famous moments after the Sept. 11 attacks.

“I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” – Bullhorn address to Ground Zero rescue workers, Sept. 14, 2001


The other one was an Islamic Center speech in which President Bush defended Muslims in the aftermath of 9/11.

Kessler suggests that Bush’s bullhorn comments and the ones he made defending Muslims were no different than Omar’s speech.

In reality, the context surrounding Bush’s speeches meant everything after the terrorist attacks. He was by no means downplaying what happened. In the coming weeks and months, his administration would respond forcefully to the attacks.

On the other hand, the context the Post provided for Omar’s speech didn’t do her any justice. In fact, the context provided by the full video made her “some people did something” quote even worse.

Making things worse still is Omar’s widely-known reputation for repeating anti-Semitic tropes, which is a significant context for drawing conclusions about what Omar says all on its own.
Group Planning NY Rally Urging Schumer To Get Ilhan Omar Off Foreign Affairs Committee
A group called The Coalition to Get Ilhan Omar off the Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a rally on May 19 titled “Operation: Schumer’s Doorstep.”

The group states: “The Coalition seeks to mobilize Americans of all political, ethnic and religious backgrounds who are concerned about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s continuing presence on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The Coalition’s first goal is to enlist (through all reasonable means of persuasion granted by the Constitution) Senator Schumer in the cause. The event will be part peaceful protest, prayer vigil, and press conference.”

The rally will be held outside Schumer’s building by Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

The group counsels, “We’d like people of faith to lead a prayer calling for Schumer to gain the courage of his convictions so that from this moment on, the senator will fight with every fiber of his being to drive Omar off the committee. We pray for him to become the Shomer he has always said he is.”



Dems to Redefine Hate Crime as ‘Disagreeing with Ilhan Omar About Anything’ (satire)

Claiming that existing language did not go far enough to protect victims of racism and Islamophobia, House Democrats have passed a bill redefining the term “hate crime” to include “any criticism of, or disagreement with, Representative Ilhan Omar.”

The bill comes after Omar’s description of the September 11 attacks as “some people did something” sparked outrage and led to criticism that she showed a lack of sensitivity towards victims of the attacks. Her defenders, however, said these criticisms led to death threats against the Congresswoman.

“Clearly, there could only be one reason that someone would criticize an elected member of Congress, and that is sheer bigotry,” Representative Ro Khanna said on the House floor. “No criticism of Congresswoman Omar’s religious beliefs, her actions, or her political views will be tolerated.”

After initially resisting, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to bring the bill to the floor after several progressive party members threatened to lock themselves in their rooms until she agreed to do so. For some freshman lawmakers, however, the bill does not go far enough.
University of North Carolina Condemns ‘Disturbing, Hateful Language’ After Palestinian Rapper Performs Self-Described ‘Antisemitic Song’
The interim chancellor of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has rebuked a recent campus performance by a Palestinian rapper who sang a self-described “antisemitic song” and asked audience members to invoke Mel Gibson when participating.

Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar of the hip hop group DAM performed at UNC on the evening of March 22, as part of a 3-day academic conference on the Gaza Strip. The conference was sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, and co-sponsored by multiple departments.

“This is my antisemitic song,” Nafar was recorded saying in a clip shared by filmmaker Ami Horowitz.

“Let’s try it together,” the rapper said while encouraging audience members to join him. “I need your help, I cannot be antisemitic alone.”


New York Times Suggests “Terrorist” Label for Israel
These contorted paragraphs are a prime example of how the newspaper’s preoccupation with casting Israel in a negative light comes at the expense of a well-informed public. Straightforward coverage of the U.S. decision about the Revolutionary Guard would leave readers with a clear understanding of the American criteria for designating Foreign Terrorist Organizations, would forthrightly describe the U.S. justification for applying the designation to Iran, and would not mislead about the State Department’s policy direction.

CAMERA’s billboard outside the New York Times building calls out the newspaper’s biased and inflammatory coverage.

What’s the actual criteria for designating a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), if not use of violence by intelligence services? The Foundation for Defense of Democracies explains that
U.S. law defines “terrorism” as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.” To be designated as an FTO under U.S. law, a foreign organization must engage in terrorism or terrorist activities that “threatens the security of United States nationals or the national security of the United States.”

That’s easy enough. And easy enough for a Times reporter to research. The passages in quotes come directly from the US Code. Similar language appears on the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organizations web page, which notes that in order to be listed, an organization must engage in “terrorist activity or terrorism” and “must threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security … of the United States.”

That’s why use of violence by, for example, a French intelligence agency doesn’t put that agency at risk for being designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The U.S. didn’t view their use of force as terrorism, and doesn’t regard their ally’s actions as threatening American security. The same goes for Israeli intelligence — which works closely with American intelligence agencies.
Jewish Canadian mayor: ban on wearing religious symbols 'ethnic cleansing'
The Jewish mayor of a Canadian town compared a proposed bill that would bar religious symbols on some public workers to “ethnic cleansing.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked William Steinberg, mayor since 2005 of the affluent town of Hampstead in Montreal’s west end, to apologize for the remark.

“We shouldn’t use words like that,” Trudeau, who opposes the bill, told reporters in Ottawa last Friday. “We don’t need to go to extremes.”

Steinberg instead defended using the term, saying he meant “ethnic cleansing” only in a “non-violent” sense.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, B’nai Brith and human rights groups have denounced the proposed law as discriminatory and contrary to Canadian human rights charters, but polls consistently show most Quebecers supporting it by a healthy majority.
SpaceIL chief: ‘Beresheet 2 starts tomorrow, we’ll put our flag on the moon’
Following the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet’s failure to land safely on the moon this week, SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn on Saturday announced he was launching project Beresheet 2, effective immediately, adding: “We started something and we need to finish it. We’ll put our flag on the moon.”

The small spacecraft, the world’s first privately funded moon lander, crashed into the lunar surface Thursday night during an attempted landing, apparently due to a technical glitch that caused its main engine to stop mid-landing.

Appearing on Channel 12’s “Meet the Press,” South African-born billionaire Kahn said work on the successor to Beresheet would start Sunday.

“The response we’ve gotten has been amazing. The amount of thank yous and letters is amazing,” he said. “Over the weekend I’ve had time to think about what happened, and the truth is seeing all the encouragement and support from people all over the world is amazing.

“It gave me time to think and I thought it would be a shame to leave things like that. I’ve come to announce a new project: Beresheet 2. We started something and we need to finish it. We’ll put our flag on the moon.”

He added that “Project Beresheet 2 begins tomorrow… A mission team will be meeting tomorrow to start work.”


Space Industry Leaders Praise Israel’s SpaceIL for Beresheet Moon Mission
Astronauts and scientists at the US space agency NASA commended the Israeli non-profit organization SpaceIL for its efforts after its spacecraft “Beresheet” failed to land safely on the moon on Thursday.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, “While NASA regrets the end of the SpaceIL mission without a successful lunar landing of the Beresheet lander, we congratulate SpaceIL, the Israel Aerospace Industries and the state of Israel on the incredible accomplishment of sending the first privately funded mission into lunar orbit.”

“Every attempt to reach new milestones holds opportunities for us to learn, adjust and progress,” he added. “I have no doubt that Israel and SpaceIL will continue to explore and I look forward to celebrating their future achievements.”

Famed Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, wrote in a Twitter message to SpaceIL, “Never lose hope – your hard work, teamwork, and innovation is inspiring to all!” European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake expressed disappointment over Beresheet’s failed moon landing but said SpaceIL has “much to be proud of.”

Beresheet lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Feb. 22 and succeeded in entering the moon’s orbit, a feat only seven countries have accomplished. It is assumed that the aircraft crashed into the surface of the moon.
The forgotten female WWII-era spy who stayed silent under gruesome Nazi torture
Despite unimaginable torture by the Nazis, imprisonment in concentration camps and uncertainty over the fate of her lover and fellow spy, Allied agent Odette Sansom never betrayed the clandestine ring she was part of in occupied France during World War II.

While operating under the code name “Lise,” the French-born, British-residing Sansom helped aid the resistance in her homeland. Her actual name — which changed after the war during her several marriages — would be honored in the annals of espionage when she received the George Cross after the war. She was the first woman who had faced enemy fire to receive the honor, the second-highest award in the UK.

A posthumous UK postage stamp honoring her for her wartime service lists her as Odette Hallowes, the surname of her third husband.

While her exploits made her a celebrity in ensuing years, Sansom has become largely forgotten. A recently published book, “Code Name Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy,” by Larry Loftis, aims to set the record straight.

“It’s a story of a particular heroine whom 99 percent of people — 99 percent of WWII historians — probably don’t know who she is,” Loftis told The Times of Israel. “Her family is thrilled I wrote about her life.”
Scottish Rescuer of Jewish Children From Holocaust to Be Honored in Budapest
A church missionary from Scotland who traveled to Hungary to help Jewish schoolchildren during the Second World War will be commemorated this weekend at a special ceremony in Budapest.

Jane Haining, a native of Dumfriesshire, was captured by the Nazi authorities, who deported her to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland where she later perished.

Haining was arrested by the Gestapo in 1944 for harboring more than 400 children, the majority Jewish orphans, at the Scottish Mission School in Budapest.

When WWII began, Haining refused to return home to Scotland, choosing to stay with the children. She wrote: “If these children need me in days of sunshine, how much more do they need me in days of darkness?”

In 2010, she was posthumously awarded a Hero of the Holocaust medal by the British government. Photographs, a video, letters, a copy of her handwritten last will and testament and her Hero of the Holocaust Medal are on display at the church in her hometown of Dunscore.

Haining is also the only Scot to be honored as “righteous among the nations” – the term used for non-Jews who risked their lives to protect Jews from extermination – by Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem.



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The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear in the legal ruling of its Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

But to hell with that. Let the thugs go in. Directed by the quasi-fascists in Trump’s Washington, in league with Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, a Latin American Judas and liar seeking to disguise his rancid regime, the British elite abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

Imagine Tony Blair dragged from his multi-million pound Georgian home in Connaught Square, London, in handcuffs, for onward dispatch to the dock in The Hague. By the standard of Nuremberg, Blair’s “paramount crime” is the deaths of a million Iraqis. Assange’s crime is journalism: holding the rapacious to account, exposing their lies and empowering people all over the world with truth.

The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sew the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilization.” The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.

Assange’s principal media tormentor, The Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years.” The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.

With not a penny going to Julian Assange or to WikiLeaks, a hyped Guardian book led to a lucrative Hollywood movie. The book’s authors, Luke Harding and David Leigh, turned on their source, abused him and disclosed the secret password Assange had given the paper in confidence, which was designed to protect a digital file containing leaked US embassy cables.

Revealing Homicidal Colonial Wars

When Assange was still trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy, Harding joined police outside and gloated on his blog that “Scotland Yard may get the last laugh.” The Guardian then published a series of falsehoods about Assange, not least a discredited claim that a group of Russians and Trump’s man, Paul Manafort, had visited Assange in the embassy. The meetings never happened; it was fake.

But the tone has now changed. “The Assange case is a morally tangled web,” the paper opined. “He (Assange) believes in publishing things that should not be published …. But he has always shone a light on things that should never have been hidden.”

These “things” are the truth about the homicidal way America conducts its colonial wars, the lies of the British Foreign Office in its denial of rights to vulnerable people, such as the Chagos Islanders, the exposé of Hillary Clinton as a backer and beneficiary of jihadism in the Middle East, the detailed description of American ambassadors of how the governments in Syria and Venezuela might be overthrown, and much more. It is all available on the WikiLeaks site.

The Guardian is understandably nervous. Secret policemen have already visited the newspaper and demanded and got the ritual destruction of a hard drive. On this, the paper has form. In 1983, a Foreign Office clerk, Sarah Tisdall, leaked British Government documents showing when American cruise nuclear weapons would arrive in Europe. The Guardian was showered with praise.

When a court order demanded to know the source, instead of the editor going to prison on a fundamental principle of protecting a source, Tisdall was betrayed, prosecuted and served six months.

If Assange is extradited to America for publishing what The Guardian calls truthful “things,” what is to stop the current editor, Katherine Viner, following him, or the previous editor, Alan Rusbridger, or the prolific propagandist Luke Harding?

What is to stop the editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, who also published morsels of the truth that originated with WikiLeaks, and the editor of El Pais in Spain, and Der Spiegel in Germany and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. The list is long.

David McCraw, lead lawyer of The New York Times, wrote: “I think the prosecution [of Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and the law would have a very hard time distinguishing between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.”

Even if journalists who published WikiLeaks’ leaks are not summoned by an American grand jury, the intimidation of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning will be enough. Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight. Dissent has become an indulgence.

In Australia, the current America-besotted government is prosecuting two whistle-blowers who revealed that Canberra’s spooks bugged the cabinet meetings of the new government of East Timor for the express purpose of cheating the tiny, impoverished nation out of its proper share of the oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea. Their trial will be held in secret. The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, is infamous for his part in setting up concentration camps for refugees on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, where children self harm and suicide. In 2014, Morrison proposed mass detention camps for 30,000 people.

Journalism: a Major Threat

Real journalism is the enemy of these disgraces. A decade ago, the Ministry of Defense in London produced a secret document which described the “principal threats” to public order as threefold: terrorists, Russian spies and investigative journalists. The latter was designated the major threat.

The document was duly leaked to WikiLeaks, which published it. “We had no choice,” Assange told me. “It’s very simple. People have a right to know and a right to question and challenge power. That’s true democracy.”

What if Assange and Manning and others in their wake — if there are others — are silenced and “the right to know and question and challenge” is taken away?

In the 1970s, I met Leni Reifenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany.

She told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public.

“Did this submissive void include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie?” I asked her.

“Of course,” she said, “especially the intelligentsia …. When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”

And did. The rest, she might have added, is history.

*  *  *

John Pilger is an Australian-British journalist and filmmaker based in London. Pilger’s Web site is: www.johnpilger.com. In 2017, the British Library announced a John Pilger Archive of all his written and filmed work. The British Film Institute includes his 1979 film, “Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia,” among the 10 most important documentaries of the 20thcentury. Some of his previous contributions to Consortium News can be found here


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 Hugh Hefner’s son Cooper leaves top Playboy gig to start news and adult content site called HefPost

24-year-old man charged for tossing 5-year-old child from third floor of Mall of America



“There’s someone for everyone” — Molly

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The Daily News: U.S. charges Julian Assange with helping Chelsea Manning hack classified information after his asylum ends


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City of Chicago sues Jussie Smollett for ‘false statements’ after actor refuses to pay $130K bill as 'Empire' executives reportedly weigh his fate



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          Kwamé Alexander on the intersection between his children's books and poetry      Comment   Translate Page      

Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

His newest work, “The Undefeated,” is his “love letter to black America.”...


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Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

His newest work, “The Undefeated,” is his “love letter to black America.”...


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On April 5, President Trump met with officials from the Department of Homeland Security at a U.S. Border Patrol station in Calexico, California. According to CNN, the president told Border Patrol agents that they should disobey court orders and turn back asylum seekers at the border. CNN also reports, as does the New York Times, that Trump also instructed then-Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Kevin McAleenan to cease accepting asylum applications entirely. If McAleenan faced legal trouble as a result, Trump said, he would pardon the commissioner. There is no reason to think that McAleenan would have faced personal, much less criminal, liability if he were to have followed Trump’s order—at least none that we can think of. McAleenan seems not to have implemented the president’s order. And the agents apparently did the right thing and checked with their superiors as to how to proceed. So it’s not clear that any illegal action was taken as a…
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I’ve been a devotee of Parker Palmer ever since I read The Courage to Teach.[1]  I often think of his statement: “We Teach Who We Are.”[2]   In January, David Brooks, Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times, echoed a similar sentiment.  Brooks’ piece, entitled Students Learn from People They Love,[3] told of how a class […]
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The Best American Essays 2018 by Hilton Als, Robert Atwan Book details Title: The Best American Essays 2018 Author: Hilton Als, Robert Atwan Pages: 320 Format: PDF / EPUB / MOBI ISBN: 9780544817432 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Description The Best American Essays 2018 by Hilton Als The Pulitzer–Prize winning and Guggenheim-honored Hilton Als curates the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites, bringing “the fierce style of street reading and the formal tradition of critical inquiry, reads culture, race, and gender” (New York Times) to the task. “The essay, like love, like life, is indefinable, but you know an essay when you see it, and you know a great one when you feel it, because it is concentrated life,” writes Hilton Als in his introduction. Expertly guided by Als’s instinct and intellect, The Best American Essays 2018 showcases great essays as well as irresistibly eclectic ones. Go undercover in North Korea, delve into the question of race in the novels of William Faulkner, hang out in the 1970s New York music scene, and take a family road trip cum art pilgrimage. These experiences and more immersive slices of concentrated life await.   Links for download book Available formats: PDF / EPUB / MOBI CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD EBOOK New eBook was published downloads zip The Best American Essays 2018 EPUB PDF Download Read Hilton Als, Robert Atwan Audio Download, Unabridged. Rate this book PDF The Best American Essays 2018 by Hilton Als, Robert Atwan EPUB Download novels, fiction, non-fiction. Get it in epub, pdf , azw, mob, doc format. Kindle Editions Novel Series. Reviews in epub, pdf and mobi formats. The Best American Essays 2018 EPUB PDF Download Read Hilton Als, Robert Atwan Plot, ratings, reviews. Today I'm sharing to you PDF The Best American Essays 2018 by Hilton Als, Robert Atwan EPUB Download and this ebook is ready for read and download. Get it in epub, pdf , azw, mob, doc format. Reviews in epub, pdf and mobi formats. HQ EPUB/MOBI/KINDLE/PDF/Doc Read The Best American Essays 2018 EPUB PDF Download Read Hilton Als, Robert Atwan ISBN. Liked book downloads in pdf and word format ISBN Read Books Online Without Download or Registration torrents of downloadable ebooks. Format PDF | EPUB | MOBI ZIP RAR files. Today I'm sharing to youThe Best
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I Owe You One: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella Book details Title: I Owe You One: A Novel Author: Sophie Kinsella Pages: 432 Format: PDF / EPUB / MOBI ISBN: 9781524799014 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Description I Owe You One: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” But since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will? It’s simply not in her nature to say no to people. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. Turns out the computer’s owner is an investment manager. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, Sebastian scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. But Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she? Then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. She wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. And Seb agrees, until the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favors to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants? Links for download book Available formats: PDF / EPUB / MOBI CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD EBOOK Overview I Owe You One: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” But since her dad passe
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The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear in the legal ruling of its Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

But to hell with that. Let the thugs go in. Directed by the quasi-fascists in Trump’s Washington, in league with Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, a Latin American Judas and liar seeking to disguise his rancid regime, the British elite abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

Imagine Tony Blair dragged from his multi-million pound Georgian home in Connaught Square, London, in handcuffs, for onward dispatch to the dock in The Hague. By the standard of Nuremberg, Blair’s “paramount crime” is the deaths of a million Iraqis. Assange’s crime is journalism: holding the rapacious to account, exposing their lies and empowering people all over the world with truth.

The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sew the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilization.” The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.

Assange’s principal media tormentor, The Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years.” The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.

With not a penny going to Julian Assange or to WikiLeaks, a hyped Guardian book led to a lucrative Hollywood movie. The book’s authors, Luke Harding and David Leigh, turned on their source, abused him and disclosed the secret password Assange had given the paper in confidence, which was designed to protect a digital file containing leaked US embassy cables.

Revealing Homicidal Colonial Wars

When Assange was still trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy, Harding joined police outside and gloated on his blog that “Scotland Yard may get the last laugh.” The Guardian then published a series of falsehoods about Assange, not least a discredited claim that a group of Russians and Trump’s man, Paul Manafort, had visited Assange in the embassy. The meetings never happened; it was fake.

But the tone has now changed. “The Assange case is a morally tangled web,” the paper opined. “He (Assange) believes in publishing things that should not be published …. But he has always shone a light on things that should never have been hidden.”

These “things” are the truth about the homicidal way America conducts its colonial wars, the lies of the British Foreign Office in its denial of rights to vulnerable people, such as the Chagos Islanders, the exposé of Hillary Clinton as a backer and beneficiary of jihadism in the Middle East, the detailed description of American ambassadors of how the governments in Syria and Venezuela might be overthrown, and much more. It is all available on the WikiLeaks site.

The Guardian is understandably nervous. Secret policemen have already visited the newspaper and demanded and got the ritual destruction of a hard drive. On this, the paper has form. In 1983, a Foreign Office clerk, Sarah Tisdall, leaked British Government documents showing when American cruise nuclear weapons would arrive in Europe. The Guardian was showered with praise.

When a court order demanded to know the source, instead of the editor going to prison on a fundamental principle of protecting a source, Tisdall was betrayed, prosecuted and served six months.

If Assange is extradited to America for publishing what The Guardian calls truthful “things,” what is to stop the current editor, Katherine Viner, following him, or the previous editor, Alan Rusbridger, or the prolific propagandist Luke Harding?

What is to stop the editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, who also published morsels of the truth that originated with WikiLeaks, and the editor of El Pais in Spain, and Der Spiegel in Germany and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. The list is long.

David McCraw, lead lawyer of The New York Times, wrote: “I think the prosecution [of Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and the law would have a very hard time distinguishing between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.”

Even if journalists who published WikiLeaks’ leaks are not summoned by an American grand jury, the intimidation of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning will be enough. Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight. Dissent has become an indulgence.

In Australia, the current America-besotted government is prosecuting two whistle-blowers who revealed that Canberra’s spooks bugged the cabinet meetings of the new government of East Timor for the express purpose of cheating the tiny, impoverished nation out of its proper share of the oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea. Their trial will be held in secret. The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, is infamous for his part in setting up concentration camps for refugees on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, where children self harm and suicide. In 2014, Morrison proposed mass detention camps for 30,000 people.

Journalism: a Major Threat

Real journalism is the enemy of these disgraces. A decade ago, the Ministry of Defense in London produced a secret document which described the “principal threats” to public order as threefold: terrorists, Russian spies and investigative journalists. The latter was designated the major threat.

The document was duly leaked to WikiLeaks, which published it. “We had no choice,” Assange told me. “It’s very simple. People have a right to know and a right to question and challenge power. That’s true democracy.”

What if Assange and Manning and others in their wake — if there are others — are silenced and “the right to know and question and challenge” is taken away?

In the 1970s, I met Leni Reifenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany.

She told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public.

“Did this submissive void include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie?” I asked her.

“Of course,” she said, “especially the intelligentsia …. When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”

And did. The rest, she might have added, is history.

*  *  *

John Pilger is an Australian-British journalist and filmmaker based in London. Pilger’s Web site is: www.johnpilger.com. In 2017, the British Library announced a John Pilger Archive of all his written and filmed work. The British Film Institute includes his 1979 film, “Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia,” among the 10 most important documentaries of the 20thcentury. Some of his previous contributions to Consortium News can be found here


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Uber’s executives might get wealthy from its initial public stock offering set for next month, but its drivers will be unjustly left out of the wealth, charged the New York Times in a class-warfare article headlined, “He Has Driven for Uber Since 2012. He Makes About $40,000 a Year.” The article, by David Streitfeld, tells […]

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          The City of Falling Angels      Comment   Translate Page      
The author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil returns after more than a decade to give us an intimate look at the "magic, mystery, and decadence" of the city of Venice and its inhabitants

It was seven years ago that Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil achieved a record-breaking four-year run on The New York Times bestseller list. John Berendt's inimitable brand of nonfiction brought the dark mystique of Savannah so startlingly to life for millions of people that tourism to Savannah increased by 46 percent. It is Berendt and only Berendt who can capture Venice-a city of masks, a city of riddles, where the narrow, meandering passageways form a giant maze, confounding all who have not grown up wandering into its depths. Venice, a city steeped in a thousand years of history, art and architecture, teeters in precarious balance between endurance and decay. Its architectural treasures crumble--foundations shift, marble ornaments fall--even as efforts to preserve them are underway. The City of Falling Angels opens on the evening of January 29, 1996, when a dramatic fire destroys the historic Venice opera house. The loss of the Fenice, where five of Verdi's operas premiered, is a catastrophe for Venetians. Arriving in Venice three days after the fire, Berendt becomes a kind of detective-inquiring into the nature of life in this remarkable museum-city-while gradually revealing the truth about the fire. In the course of his investigations, Berendt introduces us to a rich cast of characters: a prominent Venetian poet whose shocking "suicide" prompts his skeptical friends to pursue a murder suspect on their own; the first family of American expatriates that loses possession of the family palace after four generations of ownership; an organization of high-society, partygoing Americans who raise money to preserve the art and architecture of Venice, while quarreling in public among themselves, questioning one another's motives and drawing startled Venetians into the fray; a contemporary Venetian surrealist painter and outrageous provocateur; the master glassblower of Venice; and numerous others-stool pigeons, scapegoats, hustlers, sleepwalkers, believers in Martians, the Plant Man, the Rat Man, and Henry James.
          In Iraq, as US Influence Ebbs, Iran's Flows      Comment   Translate Page      
March 31, 2019 (Gunnar Ulson – NEO) – In the dead of Christmas night last year, to evade possibly being shot down, US President Donald Trump made a surprise, whirlwind visit to US troops in Iraq.
He visited Al Asad Air Base about 100 miles west of Baghdad in Al Anbar province, or about halfway between Baghdad and the Syrian border where US forces are also operating. Between Al Asad and Baghdad are the notorious cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, hotbeds of resistance after the 2003 US invasion, and since then, hotbeds of extremism fueling the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.
The base is home to about 5,000 US service members.
As in Syria, America’s presence in Iraq seems to be clinging to areas where extremism and separatism are greatest. In many instances, it is the US openly and deliberately encouraging both, especially in Kurdish territory stretching over both nations, but also in areas dominated by Sunni Muslims where extremist fronts like Al Qaeda and IS believe they can find support.
The fact that President Trump visited American forces in the dead of night, meeting no one from the actual Iraqi military or government, helps illustrate the increasingly isolated position the US holds in Iraq.
While the US claims it is fighting extremists from Syria to Iraq and beyond, with Syrian, Russian, Iranian and Iraqi forces clearing these extremists out of virtually all corners of Syria and Iraq except where US forces occupy, it seems the US isn’t fighting extremism, it is cultivating it.
Enter Iran
Several months later, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made his first official visit to Iraq. His trip brought him to the center of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. There he met with top representatives of the Iraqi government including Iraqi President Barham Salih. He also travelled through the city to visit Al-Kadhimiya Mosque, a particularly important pilgrimage site for Shia’a Muslims.
President Rouhani had previously commented on Trump’s swooping in at night and his failure to meet with any actual Iraqis in an open and official capacity. The Washington Post would quote President Rouhani as also stating:
“You have to walk in the streets of Baghdad … to find out how people will welcome you.”
In addition to meeting Iraqi representatives and leaders, and travelling through Baghdad, President Rouhani also signed agreements involving “oil and gas, land transport, railways, agriculture, industry, health and regarding the central bank,” the Washington Post would report.
French news portal France24 would note in their article, “Iraq attempts balancing act as Iran’s Rouhani arrives for first official visit,” that:
Last year, Iran’s exports to Iraq amounted to nearly $9 billion. Tehran hopes to increase the roughly $13 billion volume in trade between the two neighbouring countries to $20 billion. Also, some 5 million religious tourists bring in nearly $5 billion a year as Iraqis and Iranians visit Shiite holy sites in the two countries.
The article would note the growing ties between the two nations and the growing influence Iran has over Iraq in contrast to America’s ebbing presence there.
Iraq-Iran Ties are Built on Mutual Interests – US Ties are Built on Fabricated Threats 
The Trump-Rouhani visits and the stark contrast between the two illustrates another very important point.
President Trump would openly admit the US was in Iraq to “to watch Iran,” the New York Times would report.
The New York Times would also report:
Mr. Trump’s comments come as the United States has quietly been negotiating with Iraq for weeks to allow perhaps hundreds of American commandos and support troops now operating in Syria to shift to bases in Iraq and strike the Islamic State from there. Military leaders are seeking to maintain pressure on the militant group as the president fundamentally reorders policy toward Syria and toward Afghanistan, where peace talks with the Taliban are underway.
Yet there are serious problems with this claim. President Rouhani’s visit highlights Iran as a key ally for Iraq.
In terms of security, Iranian-backed militias helped rid Iraq as well as neighboring Syria of Al Qaeda, its affiliates and IS.
And as just pointed out, Iran is also a key economic partner for Iraq.
The US on the other hand has little to offer in terms of security or economics. Its presence in Iraq to allegedly fight extremists it and its regional allies themselves helped fund and arm in the first place, only adds to Iraq’s many security challenges.
In terms of economics, while the US provides Iraq a large export market, it is a market still dwarfed by China and India. It is also smaller than the combined export market of Iraq’s major European trade partners. The geographical proximity of Iraq and Iran to one another means deeper and more practical economic ties can be developed than anything on offer by the US, if economic partnership was actually one of Washington’s goals.
By President Trump’s own admission, the US is in Iraq not to assist it in any way, but to use it for Washington’s own self-serving agenda regarding neighboring Iran. Since the United States and its Persian Gulf allies have nothing of significant value to offer Iraq in terms of real security or economics, it is instead playing a diplomatic balancing act where it associates with and radicalizes Sunni communities, then poses as combating the terrorism that predictably results.
It is a balancing act that is hardly sustainable, especially opposite the significant security and economic benefits Iran can counter-offer Baghdad.
It is not hard to see why Iran’s influence in the Middle East continues to flow, despite being targeted by the US through an array of subversive measures, while US influence in the region ebbs despite having a clear advantage in terms of resources and military might.
It is also not hard to see the significance of remaining US bases in Iraq being in Kurdish areas or regions where extremism still persists. The US presence in Al Anbar, as pointed out as far back as 2017, along with supposed reconstruction aid offered by Washington’s Persian Gulf allies, all seems to point toward a strategy of growing an extremist threat to serve as a counterweight or spoiler against Iran’s constructive contributions to Iraq’s security situation and economic growth.
It is a strategy that will only further exhaust US credibility and resources, as well as those of its regional partners, all while forcing it opponents to expand further and dig in deeper, as Iran has been doing.
Despite claims that the biggest threats to US interests and national security are extremists in the Middle East, or even revisionist states like Russia and China, in truth, the United States’ biggest enemy is its own unsustainable foreign policy and the exhausting aggression that underpins it. Its ebbing influence in Iraq despite the trillions in dollars and many years invested there, serves as “exhibit A.”
Gunnar UIson, a New York-based geopolitical analyst and writer especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

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Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

His newest work, “The Undefeated,” is his “love letter to black America.”...


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Malls are closing everywhere, but Hot Topic is still killing it. Continue reading…
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Eνα είδος μικροβίου που ονομάζεται Candida Auris αποτελεί σημαντικό κίνδυνο για τη δημόσια υγεία και εξαπλώνεται σε όλο τον κόσμο, σύμφωνα με τους New York Times. Το δημοσίευμα, μάλιστα, αναφέρει πως παρατηρείται μια περίεργη ησυχία γύρω από το συγκεκριμένο θέμα. Ένας ηλικιωμένος άνδρας μεταφέρθηκε τον περασμένο
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Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

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China, the world's second-largest economy, grew at 6.8 percent in the first three months of 2018, thanks to strong consumer demand, robust exports and investment in the country's real estate market. It was the third-straight quarter for 6.8 percent growth year-on-year and fueled in part by a widening trade gap with the U.S. As The New York Times notes , "The country's quarterly growth figure has become so implausibly smooth and predictable in recent years that economists generally look for other ways to gauge China's economic health. One of those is trade, which at one time was a major driver of Chinese growth, though over the last decade it has been far eclipsed in importance by Chinese investment and household spending." China has been trying for years to nudge its economy away from dependence on savings and investment, towards one based more on consumption, which now accounts for roughly 80 percent of economic growth . "The retail sales data tells you a lot about consumption. It is
          Usa: cinque milioni di culle Fisher Prices ritirate dal mercato. Dal 2009 ad oggi segnalati 30 incidenti mortali      Comment   Translate Page      
Cinque milioni di culle della Fisher-Price sono stati richiamati dopo le segnalazioni che hanno collegato il prodotto a decine di morti infantili. Lo ha annunciato la Consumer Product Safety Commission (Cpsc) degli Stati Uniti.

Il seggiolino per bambini "Rock `n Play Sleeper" di Fisher Prices sarà tolto dal mercato. Mattel ha annunciato il richiamo di 4,7 milioni di seggiolini per bebé perché sospettati dalle autorità statunitensi di aver causato una trentina di morti negli ultimi 10 anni. La notizia compare sui principali quotidiani americani: dalla Cnn al New York times. E la conferma arriva dalla Consumer Product Safety Commission (Cpsc) degli Stati Uniti.

Sul sito, la commissione afferma che almeno 30 bambini sono morti dal 2009 ad oggi a causa della 'Rock 'n Play Sleepers' dopo essersi rotolati nella culla e rimanendo soffocati. Il richiamo riguarda circa 4,7 milioni di prodotti anche se la Mattel, proprietaria della Fisher-Price, difende la sicurezza del prodotto e afferma che tutti i decessi si sono verificati in casi in cui i genitori non hanno assicurato i bebé al seggiolino con le cinture di sicurezza come indicato nel manuale di istruzioni. Dopo la segnalazione degli ultimi 10 incidenti mortali - in alcuni casi i bimbi avevano appena tre mesi -, l'azienda ha avvertito i consumatori di non usare più la culla.

"Mentre continuiamo a salvaguardare la sicurezza di tutti i nostri prodotti dati gli incidenti segnalati in cui il prodotto è stato utilizzato in modo contrario alle avvertenze e alle istruzioni di sicurezza, abbiamo deciso in collaborazione con la Consumer Product Safety Commission (Cpsc) che questo richiamo volontario è la migliore linea d'azione", ha comunicato l'azienda.


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There’s a lot to write about “geofencing” as a law enforcement practice, but, for now, I’ll just link to this piece in the New York Times about the use of device-tracking in criminal investigations. There, we read about something called Sensorvault: “Sensorvault, according to Google employees, includes detailed location records involving at least hundreds of … Continue reading "Geofencing and Investigatory Datasheds"
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Via: New York Times: The warrants, which draw on an enormous Google database employees call Sensorvault, turn the business of tracking cellphone users’ locations into a digital dragnet for law enforcement. In an era of ubiquitous data gathering by tech companies, it is just the latest example of how personal information — where you go, […]
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Since 2011, a database error left more than 150,000+ young people off the jury rolls in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana  —  BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisianans who were summoned to decide whether Grover Cannon killed a police officer were Asian, black, Hispanic and white.


          A detailed look at how police forces use "geofence" warrants and Google's Sensorvault location history database to find witnesses and suspects near crime scenes (Jennifer Valentino-DeVries/New York Times)      Comment   Translate Page      

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / New York Times:
A detailed look at how police forces use “geofence” warrants and Google's Sensorvault location history database to find witnesses and suspects near crime scenes  —  The tech giant records people's locations worldwide.  Now, investigators are using it to find suspects and witnesses near crimes …


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The Dream Gatherer by Kristen Britain Book details Title: The Dream Gatherer Author: Kristen Britain Pages: 176 Format: PDF / EPUB / MOBI ISBN: 9780756414962 Publisher: DAW Description The Dream Gatherer by Kristen Britain Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the New York Times bestselling Green Rider series, this short volume introduces readers to new sides of Sacoridia in two new short stories and a novella. In The Dream Gatherer, Kristen Britain presents a novella and two short stories set in the universe of her best selling Green Rider series in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the publication of her first novel, Green Rider. The Dream Gatherer Dreams can be dangerous. A visit with the eccentric Berry sisters turns dangerous when an arcane device is discovered in their house that can summon dreamers through their dreams, and one of them is a nightmare. Wishwind Finding peace during the Long War. Raised in an orphan camp, Green Rider Danalong has known only war and strife, until a shipwreck leaves him stranded on a mysterious island. Linked, on the Lake of Souls A story of friendship within a story of friendship. In the sixth volume of the Green Rider series, Firebrand, a wounded Karigan G'ladheon asks her friend Estral to tell her a story to take her mind off her pain. This is that story. The book includes illustrations and backstory on the creation of Green Rider by the author, and a special introduction by award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, Julie E. Czerneda. Links for download book Available formats: PDF / EPUB / MOBI CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD EBOOK Three Dreams (Ravnica: City of Guilds) - Gatherer - Magic: The Three Dreams. Community Rating: 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0. Community Rating: 3.549 / 5 (51 votes). Click here to view ratings and comments. TDG ~ The Dream Gatherer | Free Listening on SoundCloud Listen to TDG ~ The Dream Gatherer | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.. Paris, Bruxelles. The Dream Gatherer - Livre de Kristen Britain - Booknode Découvrez The Dream Gatherer, de Kristen Britain sur Booknode, la communauté du livre. Buy The Dream Gatherer (Green Rider) Book Online at Low Prices Amazon.in - Buy The Dream Gatherer (Green Rider) book online at best prices in India on Amazon.in. Re
          Jentezen Franklin: Why I Am Calling America's Christian Leaders to a Family Meeting Today on the Abortion Debate      Comment   Translate Page      

You know what's ironic? America has become more pro-life than ever at the very moment that America's abortion advocates have become more extreme and more aggressive than ever.

More than 80% of Americans disapprove of late-term abortion. Unlimited abortion and late-term abortion are growing increasingly unpopular among young adults, giving me tremendous hope that the right to life movement is not only alive and well, it's expanding and gaining momentum.

In fact, this issue is no longer a partisan issue at all. Pro-Life Democrats make up a large swath of the electorate, and recent developments have led a number of them to speak up and warn of the consequences if their views are ignored.

The truth is that the vast majority of Americans have found legislation in New York that extends abortion into the third trimester with hardly any restrictions, and the failure of the Born Alive Infant Survivors Protection Act in the U.S. Senate, to be far out of touch with their point of view. Instead of "safe, legal and rare," ending the life of the unborn has become too easy, too quick and all the way to the point of birth in the United States.

Thankfully, a new generation of Americans is looking back on history and discovering the truth about the pain and suffering caused by abortion. We've learned that a baby in the womb feels pain as early as even 8 weeks after conception. We've learned that a child has a beating heart at just 6 weeks.

That's why waves of state legislation and a number of "heartbeat bills" in Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi and several other states are emerging. It isn't just because of the moral sensitivities of a narrow group of religious Americans; it's because of basic science. It is reasonable and responsible to be pro-life.

At the nexus of legislation from New York to Georgia, we are finding ourselves in an existential moment for the abortion debate and the church needs to respond in unity.

And it isn't about politics. It is a moral and human rights imperative that requires a moral response from our nation's pastors and leaders whether or not they are engaged in partisan politics.

This is why I called a "family meeting" of Christian leaders to draw a line in the sand.

Today, April 13, at Free Chapel, I'm hosting this meeting for Christians nationwide to speak truth to power and unite around a crystal-clear message that we believe life is beautiful—every life, at every stage. We'll also be activating a generation ready to move beyond a rally and a protest and help be a part of a solution.

This activation leans into a new direction in the movement to protect life. We as the church need to focus our efforts on being the best support network for women anywhere and everywhere in the nation. It's not enough to simply advocate for unborn children. We have to acknowledge the fears and concerns of every mother. We have to recognize the complexity of this decision for many women and enter into their journey with a spirit of grace and service, not moral superiority absent of empathy.

We're gathering Christians from across the country to find ways to be more supportive than we ever have been to women carrying the precious gift of life in the womb. And we're doing this with Christians of diverse political persuasions and parties, pastors who refrain from partisan politics, women grieving from past abortions and concerned citizens alike, all of whom will gather to learn how they can make a difference on this crucially important issue at this consequential moment.

I want to be clear: Our meeting is about celebrating the life of both the mother and the child. Our hearts are filled with compassion for every mother who is carrying a child. We're here to tell them they are not alone. If a child in the womb isn't what they expected or planned, we need to tell them there's hope and remind them of the truth that abortion isn't the only option. We have to prove we're serious about ensuring abortion alternatives are abundantly available in their communities.

People of faith must be unified and resilient on this issue. Now is the time.

Jentezen Franklin is the senior pastor of Free Chapel, a multicampus church. Each week. his television program, Kingdom Connection, is broadcast on major networks all over the world. A New York Times' best-selling author, Jentezen has written nine books, including his most recent, Love Like You've Never Been Hurt, the groundbreaking Fasting and Right People-Right Place-Right Plan.

Click here to learn more about Pastor Jentezen's upcoming "Life is Beautiful" meeting.

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          La última hazaña del New York Times: desaparecer a 200.000 palestinos      Comment   Translate Page      

En menos de dos semanas, el New York Times ha hecho desaparecer misteriosamente a 200.000 palestinos de Judea y Samaria. El 29 de marzo, el Times publicó una corrección: “Un artículo el miércoles sobre los comentarios del primer ministro israelí, Benjamin Netanyahu, sobre las implicaciones del hecho de que el presidente Trump reconociera la soberanía de Israel sobre los Altos del Golán declaró erróneamente a la población palestina de Judea y Samaria. Es de 2.8 millones, no de 1.8 millones” (.....)

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          Laurel Braitman - Állati őrültségek (Hogyan segítik önmagunk megismerését az ideges kutyák...) - Jelenlegi ára: 1 800 Ft      Comment   Translate Page      
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„ Ahhoz, hogy az ember megértse az állatokat, először önmagát kell megértenie. ” – Buddhista mondás
Laurel Braitman kutyája, Oliver súlyos szeparációs szorongásban szenvedeett, és egy nap kiugrott az ablakon: „ öngyilkosságot” követett el. Noha életben maradt, az állapota nem javult. Miközben gazdája segíteni próbált rajta, eltöprengett: lehetséges, hogy egy állat az emberhez hasonlóan meg tud őrülni?  
Laurel nekilátott összegyűjteni az „ őrült állatokról” szóló történeteket. Rengeteget utazott, felkeresett több „ problémás” állatot – tollait kitépkedő papagájt, kényszeresen köröző delfint, depressziós majmot –, beszélt gondozókkal, állatbefogadókkal, neurológusokkal, pszichológusokkal. Gyakran szívbe markoló történetei, miközben felelősségre intenek az állatok iránt, az ember és az állat pszichés világa közötti összefüggésekre próbálnak fényt deríteni.  
Az állatok, érvel a szerző, velünk egyenrangú „ lakói” a természetnek, s miközben a viselkedésüket tanulmányozzuk, önmagunkat is jobban megértjük.
Laurel Braitman (1978) amerikai tudománytörténész. Írásait többek között a The Wall Strett Journal, a The Guardian és a Pop-Up Magazine közli. Könyvéről egy sikeres TED-előadásban is beszélt. A kaliforniai Sausalitóban, egy lakóhajón él.
„ Az Állati őrültségek elbűvölő, szeretni való könyv. Árad belőle az állatok iránti együttérzés, és tele van elgondolkodtató történetekkel azokról az emberekről, akik segíteni próbálnak rajtuk. ” – The New York Times
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          Trump Lies About Obama-Era Lawyer, Doesn't Mention Charges Stem From Working With Trump Campaign Manager      Comment   Translate Page      
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Donald Trump got oh-so-excited about a former member of the Obama administration, Gregory Craig, being indicted this week.

As Call To Activism points out, though, the charges against Craig came from his involvement with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort years after leaving the Obama administration.

From The New York Times:

The indictment alleged that, while a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Mr. Craig took on work on behalf of the government of Viktor F. Yanukovych, then the president of Ukraine.

The work was brought to Mr. Craig by Paul Manafort, then a political consultant for Mr. Yanukovych and later the campaign chairman for President Trump in 2016.

The charges stated that Mr. Craig lied in order to avoid registering with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act and withheld information about the full scope of his activities.


          ‘It Is All Fake & Corrupt News!’: Trump Drops Harsh Prediction On New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      
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A New York Times riporterei, Nicholas Kulish és Souad Mekhennet elsőként leplezték le a "haláldoktor", dr. Aribert Heim egykori náci orvos titkos egyiptomi életét. A "mauthauseni mészáros", dr. Aribert Heim annak ellenére vált a mauthauseni koncentrációs tábor legrettegettebb alakjává, hogy 1941-ben mindössze pár hónapig dolgozott ott. A túlélők azonban nem felejtettek. A náci orvos egészséges embereken érzéstelenítés nélkül végzett, halált okozó kísérletei és szívbe fecskendezett benzininjekciói pedig kitörölhetetlen nyomot hagytak az egykori táborlakók emlékezetében. A tanúvallomásokból az is kiderült, hogy dr. Heim szívesen gyönyörködött a rabok koponyáiban, amelyeket íróasztalára is kiállított. A háború utáni időszak káoszában Heimből - eltitkolva sötét múltját - köztiszteletben álló nőgyógyász vált a mit sem sejtő Baden-badeni lakosok körében. Később - elképesztő bürokráciai hibáknak köszönhetően - szinte nyomtalanul eltűnt. Azonban nem mindenki törődött bele abba, hogy náci háborús bűnösök úgy éljék tovább az életüket, mintha mi sem történt volna. Alfred Aedtner rendőrnyomozó arra tette fel az életét, hogy megtalálja Heimet: több évtizedes küldetése során beutazta egész Európát, és szoros szövetségre lépett a legendás nácivadásszal, Simon Wiesenthallal is. Ám úgy tűnt, Heim eltűnésének rejtélye megoldatlan marad. Egészen mostanáig. A mindhalálig náciban Nicholas Kulish és Souad Mekhennet első alkalommal rántja le a leplet arról, hogyan úszta meg Aribert Heim, hogy elfogják, hogyan élt Kairó egyik munkáskerületében, hogyan vált egy arab család szinte teljes körű tagjává és tért át az iszlám hitre, miközben keresése az évszázad egyik legnagyobb, őt is túlélő embervadászatává vált. Heim "mindhalálig náci" maradt, akinek ügye megmutatja, hogyan alakult át Németország hozzáállása a múlt bűneihez, míg végül bármit megtettek volna azért, hogy megtalálják az igazságot. Nicholas Kulish a New York Times berlini irodájának vezetője volt 2007 és 2013 között. Jelenleg Kelet-Afrikában készít riportokat a Timesnak. Souad Mekhennet újságíró, a Washington Postnak, a Daily Beastnek és a német ZDF televíziónak készít riportokat. A Harvardon és a John Hopskins Universityn oktat, korábban pedig a New York Timesnak dolgozott.
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          Dejte jméno největší nepojmenované planetce v solárním systému, žádají veřejnost vědci. Zavrhli Sněhurku      Comment   Translate Page      
Trojice amerických vědců žádá veřejnost o pomoc s výběrem jména pro malou planetku na okraji sluneční soustavy. Vědcům je známa pod označením 2007 OR10 již téměř 12 let, zatím se však nerozhodli, jak ji nazývat. Vesmírný objekt má zhruba poloviční velikost oproti Plutu, je to tedy největší zatím nepojmenované těleso ve sluneční soustavě, informoval list The New York Times.
          Dejte jméno největší nepojmenované planetce v solárním systému, žádají veřejnost vědci. Zavrhli Sněhurku      Comment   Translate Page      
Trojice amerických vědců žádá veřejnost o pomoc s výběrem jména pro malou planetku na okraji sluneční soustavy. Vědcům je známa pod označením 2007 OR10 již téměř 12 let, zatím se však nerozhodli, jak ji nazývat. Vesmírný objekt má zhruba poloviční velikost oproti Plutu, je to tedy největší zatím nepojmenované těleso ve sluneční soustavě, informoval list The New York Times.
           Comment on Beauty + The Birch by Natalie       Comment   Translate Page      
The New York Times published a very positive article about Beautycounter last fall. I can’t stand when women tear each other down. Go Kath go! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/business/gregg-renfrew-beautycounter-corner-office.html
          Companies are adjusting premiums and policies for life, car, and home insurance based on new forms of surveillance enabled by tech to collect and analyze data (Sarah Jeong/New York Times)      Comment   Translate Page      

Sarah Jeong / New York Times:
Companies are adjusting premiums and policies for life, car, and home insurance based on new forms of surveillance enabled by tech to collect and analyze data  —  Some technologies are better left in the laboratory.  —  Ms. Jeong is a member of the editorial board.


          4/13/2019: FEATURES: NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD      Comment   Translate Page      
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           The US Government is Still Fighting to Keep the Truth About CIA Torture Secret       Comment   Translate Page      

A recent report by The New York Times explores the case of Majid Khan, a prisoner of the United States who plead guilty to being a courier for Al Qaeda. Khan is a Pakistani citizen who spent seven years in Baltimore before being kidnapped by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2003, where he faced various forms of torture. Since Khan’s first court appearance in 2003, the U.S. government has sought to keep the details of his torture secret.


          How a political board game is revealing Indians' true feelings about the election - CNN      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. How a political board game is revealing Indians' true feelings about the election  CNN
  2. To Pull Off India’s Election, It Takes an Army of Workers (and an Actual Army)  The New York Times
  3. India’s election is a remarkable exercise in democracy; but can violence be kept in the margins?  The Independent
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          The Uber IPO exposes how Saudi cash drives Silicon Valley innovation, and even the biggest tech companies can’t stop it      Comment   Translate Page      

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

  • Uber's S-1 filing showed that Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund owns 5% of the company.
  • The Public Investment Fund is also a top investor in Softbank's gargantuan Vision Fund, which owns 16% of Uber — not to mention sizable stakes in companies like Slack, WeWork, and DoorDash. 
  • Saudi Arabia has been criticized for human rights abuses and repressive laws, so it's a problematic source of cash for Silicon Valley, which prides itself on changing the world.
  • But Silicon Valley is under attack like never before these days, and that's caused a cynical search for stability that seems to have made taking Saudi money a non-issue. 

Silicon Valley's relationship with an undemocratic regime that has a troubling human rights record is in the spotlight. 

President Donald Trump has spoken out about it. Lawmakers are debating ways to stop the flow of money and data between the two.

The adversary in this cross-border drama is China, which has raised alarm bells in the US as it bulks up its homegrown tech industry and arouses suspicion of spying and influence.

However, there's much less fuss about the cozy ties between another repressive foreign power and Silicon Valley. 

Saudi Arabia's presence in Silicon Valley is greater than it's ever been. 

That became especially clear on Thursday when Uber filed its IPO paperwork. We learned from the S-1 filing that the kingdom's Public Investment Fund owns 5.2% of the ride-sharing company. 

The figure might actually under-count Saudi Arabia's influence within Uber. Softbank, the Japanese tech conglomerate, owns a 16.3% stake in Uber through its Softbank Vision Fund. The biggest investor in the Vision Fund is Saudi Arabia, which contributed $45 billion of the fund's massive $100 billion bankroll

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The Vision Fund is Silicon Valley's undisputed kingmaker today, writing big checks and amassing stakes in high-flying startups such as WeWork, Slack, DoorDash and GM Cruise. That means Saudi cash is essentially funding much of Silicon Valley's innovation.

As the New York Times pointed out in October, this gusher of Saudi money is an inconvenient truth for an industry that prides itself on making the world a better place.

From space to augmented reality, Saudi cash is everywhere

Some basic facts about Saudi Arabia: It's a place where torture and arbitrary arrests are widespread, according to Amnesty International; a place where women are not allowed to travel abroad without the permission of a male "guardian." It's the leader of a coalition blamed for airstrikes in Yemen responsible for thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. 

And then there's the gruesome killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashogghi, which, according to the CIA's initial conclusion, was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the Wall Street Journal reported.

In other words, Saudi Arabia is antithetical to everything tech companies' altruistic mission statements claim to stand for.  

Saudi money may be more prevalent in tech now, but it's not new. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was an early investor in Twitter, and at one point owned a stake larger than cofounder Jack Dorsey's. (Alwaleed was himself detained — in a Ritz Cartlon hotel — for three months in 2017 by his cousin Prince Mohammed, the current leader of the country).

And the Saudi Public Investment Fund is also a shareholder in Magic Leap, Tesla and Virgin Galactic, according to research firm CB Insights. Whether you're in augmented reality or outer space, there's no escaping Saudi money.

A 2018 Quartz article cites an estimate by research firm Quid that Saudi investors directly participated in tech investment rounds totalling at least $6.2 billion during the previous five years.

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi backed out of a conference organized by Prince Mohammed last year after the Khashogghi killing, as did now-former Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene. But for the most part, there's been little pushback among tech startups when it comes to accepting Saudi or Softbank money.

Uber's winds of change

So why is Silicon Valley okay with Saudi money? 

It's true that we live in a world that runs on oil — so drawing a moral line isn't easy when you're pumping gas into your car every day. 

Maybe the tech industry thinks it's bringing the winds of change.

After all, when Uber announced its Saudi investment in 2016, women weren't allowed to drive.

“Of course we think women should be allowed to drive,” Uber's Jill Hazelbaker told the New York Times at the time. “In the absence of that, we have been able to provide extraordinary mobility that didn’t exist before — and we’re incredibly proud of that.”

And two years later, change did happen when the ban on women driving was officially lifted.

Did Uber's presence in Saudi Arabia cause the change? It's impossible to say with certainty, but I'd wager not. 

Much more likely is that Prince Mohammed, looking for a way to burnish his credentials as a "reformer" when he rose to power in 2017, saw the controversial driving ban as an easy and expedient thing to jettison in exchange for goodwill.

The notion of working from the inside to bring about change has a long and not-so-great track record in tech. Think back to Google contorting itself into a pretzel to justify its introduction, and then withdrawal, of a search engine in China. When outrage recently erupted over Google's secret plans to make a new censored search app for China, the company didn't even try to justify itself with a "change from within" argument.

Tech businesses don't really want a revolution

You may ask, at this point, why more companies don't take a stand and turn down Saudi cash. 

The sad reality is that companies are more interested in preserving the status quo that their businesses are built on than in bringing about change; even the "disruptive" tech companies.

That's especially true today, as tech companies are under siege from all sides, blamed for disrupting our privacy, our elections and our children's attention spans. 

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Thinking differently is great marketing copy when it sells gadgets. But there's little upside in leading a revolution if it scares away customers. 

Look no further than Google's app store. Thanks to an app called Absher, Saudi men can direct where women travel, and receive alerts when women use a passport to leave Saudi Arabia. After Insider's Bill Bostock investigation into this wife-tracking app, US lawmakers demanded that Google remove Absher from its app store.

Google refused to pull the app. It argued that the app does not violate its terms of service.

Right now, the tech industry's terms of service are clear. Whether it's about policies, products or investors, the golden rule is stability. 

SEE ALSO: Uber can't decide whether cofounder Travis Kalanick is an asset or a liability, and it makes for an awkward but revealing IPO filing

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          NYC Chinese eatery heats up cultural appropriation debate      Comment   Translate Page      
A New York City restaurant owner who touted her “clean” American-Chinese cuisine and derided Chinese dishes as swimming in “globs of processed butter,” sodium and MSG is renewing the long-simmering debate about stereotyping and cultural appropriation in the restaurant world.

Arielle Haspel, who is white and a certified health coach, told the dining website Eater that she wanted to offer modified, “clean” versions of typical Chinese menu items. In a now deleted Instagram post, Haspel said that a Chinese noodle dish, lo mein, can make people feel “bloated and icky.”

Online critics pounced, including New York Baohaus restaurateur and author Eddie Huang who dismissed Lucky Lee’s as “the Fyre Fest of food & ‘wellness,’ ” on the restaurant’s Instagram page.

Haspel has since apologized, but her comments are the latest misstep in a succession of restaurateurs and TV chefs who have been criticized for insensitivity when dealing with food from a culture that’s not their own.

Robert Ku, a professor of Asian American studies and food studies at Binghamton University, New York, said Haspel came off as relying on age-old stereotypes of Chinese food being unsanitary or grotesque. It was especially tone-deaf in New York City, where most locals regularly eat Chinese food, he added.

Haspel was apologetic in an interview Friday with The New York Times

“We were never trying to do something against the Chinese community. We thought we were complementing an incredibly important cuisine, in a way that would cater to people that had certain dietary requirements,” she said. “Shame on us for not being smarter about cultural sensitivities.

She previously acknowledged the uproar via Instagram and promised to listen and reflect on people’s comments.

White TV chefs such as Andrew Zimmern and Gordon Ramsay have been skewered for their respective Asian restaurants (both of which also use the adjective “lucky” in their name).

Ramsay, who is British, is opening the Japanese-inspired Lucky Cat restaurant in London this summer. In a press release in February, the “Kitchen Nightmares” star promised a restaurant that would be “revolutionary” and “authentic,” but many noted the lack of Asians in key executive positions.

New York restaurateur Stratis Morfogen, who is of Greek descent, doesn’t worry about the cultural appropriation accusations against his steakhouse for its Chinese-inspired items.

Brooklyn Chop House, which opened last fall, offers cheeseburgers, pastrami and French onion soup encapsulated in Chinese-dumpling form.

“If people didn’t move forward or innovate or create and fuse different cultures together, the culinary landscape would be pretty boring,” Morfogen said.

Morfogen employs more than 15 chefs from China across his restaurants and a Chinese chef is also one of his partners. He thinks restaurant owners worried about inadvertently stereotyping just need to think twice before they speak.

“I really believe that those words are insensitive and it hurts people,” Morfogen said. “I don’t think that is what food is meant to be. I think food is meant to bring all the cultures together and respect each other.”


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Strayshot wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:10 am

GoldenFinch wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:58 am

Strayshot wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:42 am

Me personally, I’m getting back into tulips instead of crypto. It has been a few centuries of a lull, but I really feel like the tulip bulls are back and have seen prices going up a couple cents here and there so there is definitely some movement. In fact, I saw a neighbor plant some fresh bulbs just yesterday which is more than enough of a cue to get back in.


I have found tulips to be a bad investment. They bloom for one year and don’t come up the next year. Chipmunks (I think) dig up the bulbs and eat them.


Ah, you haven’t been keeping up on the technology! There is a new bioengineered tulip that uses a technology called tulipchain, which guarantees that the tulip bulb will clone and come up year after year so that you will never lose the initial value of your tulip purchase. In addition, each year the flower modifies its coloring to become even more complex and beautiful. I suggest buying in now before the market really skyrockets. With these new tulips, the seeds take longer and longer to grow over each tulip generation which makes the next tulip batch harder to acquire, so I feel like tulip mining will be really profitable in the beginning and those that get in early have the most to gain.


Pokerguy123 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:34 am

sfnerd wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:21 am



Who needs this, other than drug dealers, pedophiles, and other criminals? There are very few legitimate use cases. Even if you find one, cash is probably a better fit anyway, as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are only really anonymous if you don't transfer in and out of fiat money.


You don't need to be a criminal to want to privacy. For most transactions, the amount of privacy that bitcoin offers is enough.




Commenting because I want to reconcile a few things after doing fairly extensive research on bitcoin. Whatever the merits of bitcoin are, it's not a tulip, but it's no investment either--and it's not a currency in any traditional sense of the word. A cryptocurrency is really the definition of something new. Trying to pigeon-hole it into Tulip, Investment, or Currency is like trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. There's no need for it. We can accept it for what it is.



I think the more charitable use case for what a crypto is --not what it aspires to be--but what it actually is right now at this moment, is a method of transacting, inefficiently, through a medium that is private. How private? So private that in theory, the transaction can be 100% untrackable. (you must use something other than bitcoin overtly to do this)



If you follow the online forums, just like the bogleheads have a particular psychology, so too do crypto adherents have their own psychology. I'm sure some of them deal in illicit activity, but there are many many of them that have an anti-government, anti-establishment, conspiracy theory minded slant. Just watch some of their youtube channels. Obviously I'm not here to comment on that. What I am here to comment on is where the value of crypto-currencies derives from. Wheres the faith?



The faith interestingly comes from a lack of faith, in the system, a lack of faith in government and institutions. On bogleheads, we've seen this mania already many times. Why do people consistently believe the sky is about to fall in the stock markets, why do people push gold, why do people constantly push ideas of recession, etc. It's a kind of anti-faith. Faith in the failure of the system--faith because the belief exceeds evidence the system/market is about to collapse.



The value of cryptocurrencies, illicit purposes aside, derives from a faith in the failing of the system. Nisiprius pointed out one of the central ideas of the early uses cases was that transaction friction would be so great, that transacting with bitcoin would be cheaper.



It makes sense too. If you think the banks are out to get you so that they'll impose all kinds of intermediate surchases, if you think government laws are inefficient making movement of money across borders inefficient, therein lies the value for cryptos, at the additional cost of ridiculous amounts of volatility and risk, and at the additional cost of total loss due to fraud. The value of crypto-currencies, even at this moment, is derived from costs imposed by governments and institutions, including the lack of faith by those governments and institutions.



In extreme cases like Venezuela, where the hyperinflation is in fact significantly higher than even the ridiculous volatility of bitcoin, there is some value to be had. see this article from the New York Times "Bitcoin Has Saved My Family"

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/opin ... ncies.html





For these reasons, I don't think cryptos will ever die. But I'm not sure they will or can ever take off.



Let's look at a legitimate use case. I want to buy a cup of coffee from starbucks.

There is nothing complex about that transaction technologically. Debit the cost of the coffee from me, Credit Starbucks. It can be done with a simple database. One computer. Yes you can increase the number of computers for redundancy, and atomicity of the transactions.



But compare it with bitcoin. Instead of using one database, you literally have to propagate the transaction through every node on the bitcoin network. That cannot possibly scale. Bitcoin uses a distributed blockchain ledger, established through consensus. How can it be that every time I buy a coffee, you need to update every single ledger on the network? What's more, every node needs a copy of the entire ledger---every single transaction that ever took place. In my prior comment I wrote that in trying to get a basic ethereum wallet to work, I found I could not because at this point the ethereum ledger has grown to exceed a terabyte.



It would be like if Visa decided that every single computer in the Visa financial network has to have the entire copy of the entire ledger of transactions that have ever taken place, and that with each new subsequent transaction, the update has to be propagated to every node. That's not hyperbole. That is in fact the technology.



Every node on the ethereum network needs a copy of a file that is already over a terabyte in size.

From a technological perspective, what this means is that idea that bitcoin has a use case in everyday transactions is for all intents and purposes impossible. It is significantly more inefficient than existing methods, and will forever be significantly more inefficient. There's just no two ways about this. Whether you want to use a tangle, a DAG, a lightning network, or some form of reconciled segregated witness, you're always going to be far more inefficient than an ordinary centralized network.



Which goes back to what I said before. The value of crypto derives not from trust, but a lack of trust. In a world where truly (and I mean truly truly) you can't trust anyone, it has value. But in a world where trust is reasonable, its value is minimal.



That is about as charitable as an interpretation I can give to the crypto cause at this time.
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A number of us knew Nancy Pelosi was not the Speaker of the House the country needed -- or deserved.  Some didn't want to get honest about that.  Can they get honest now?  Whoopi, Cher, all of you who don't really follow reality, you still standing by your support for Nancy?


Have no fear insurance, pharma and medical conglomerates, will eviscerate and destroy , you own her and most of ⁦⁩.



John Stauber is highlighting this SLUDGE article that notes:

A top hospital lobbyist told a room of health care executives this week not to worry about “Medicare for All” and suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) won’t let the idea come up for a vote during the current Congress.
Tom Nickels, the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) executive vice president for government relations, spoke at the organization’s annual conference on Monday, a day before Pelosi addressed the same Washington, D.C. ballroom.
Although Nickels said that President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate would never support the idea of a government-run universal health care system, he predicted Pelosi also will work to block Medicare for All legislation, in hopes of protecting moderate Democrats in swing districts.
Again, we deserved better than Nancy.  She's not going to fight for what America needs.  She's 'left' only to those who don't know better or who are centrists.


Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

 
Friday, April 12, 2019.  Lie about Iraq and get promoted or hired (Kevin Drum got hired by MOTHER JONES), tell the truth and get arrested like Julian Assange.


Yesterday, the founder and publisher of WIKILEAKS, Julian Assange, was arrested in London.  Why?

That's a multi-answer.  Some have cried "treason!"  Julian Assange is an Australian citizen, as such he cannot commit treason against the United States.  He is a publisher and the news he publishes makes the powerful uncomfortable.


For the US government, the first extreme bit of discomfort came on Monday April 5, 2010, when WIKILEAKS released  military video of a July 12, 2007 assault in Iraq. 12 people were killed in the assault including two REUTERS journalists Namie Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh.  Not only was the US government responsible for that attack, they were responsible for the lies and the coverup that followed.  When WIKILEAKS published the video, the truth was known.


Legal scholar Jonathan Turley (USA TODAY) explains:

He is our property.” Those celebratory words of Sen. Joe Manchin (D, W.V.) came on CNN soon after the news of the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. It was a sentiment shared by virtually everyone in Washington from Congress to the intelligence services. Assange committed the unpardonable sins of embarrassing the establishment — from members of Congress to intelligence officials to the media. And he will now be punished for our sins. Despite having significant constitutional arguments to be made, it is likely that he will be stripped of those defenses and even barred from raising the overall context of his actions in federal court. What could be the most important free speech and free press case in our history could well be reduced to the scope and substance of an unauthorized computer access case.

Moreover, he was doing something that is usually heralded in the media. He disclosed a massive and arguably unconstitutional surveillance program by the United States impacting virtually every citizen. He later published emails that showed that the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Hillary Clinton lied in various statements to the public, including the rigging of the primary for her nomination. No one has argued that any of these emails were false. They were embarrassing. Of course, there is not crime of embarrassing the establishment but that is merely a technicality.


WSWS observes:

For its part, the establishment media, which functions as an arm of the state, has jumped in to support the attack on Assange.
On Thursday evening, the editorial boards of the New York Times and the Washington Post issued statements supporting Assange’s extradition. “The government charged Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, not with publishing classified government information, but with stealing it,” declared the New York Times, adding, “The administration has begun well by charging Mr. Assange with an indisputable crime.”
The Washington Post was even more open in its support of the Trump administration’s campaign against Assange, declaring “Mr. Assange’s case could conclude as a victory for the rule of law, not the defeat for civil liberties of which his defenders mistakenly warn.”
“Mr. Assange is not a free-press hero,” declares the Post. “Unlike real journalists, WikiLeaks dumped material into the public domain.” By the Post’s definition, the only “real journalists” are those that self-censor at the behest of the Pentagon.

These newspapers, which once published the Pentagon Papers, are nothing but apologists for US imperialism. One can only imagine the howls of outrage that would issue from the media if it was the Russian government that had carried out the forcible seizure and arrest of a journalist and critic of its foreign policy!



US House Rep Tulsi Gabbard, who is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Tweeted the following:


Assange Arrest: The message is clear. To journalists and all Americans, if you try to take away our power, you will pay a high price.
 
 
The purpose of arresting is to send a message to the people, especially journalists, to be quiet and don’t get out of line. If we, the people, allow the government to control us through fear, we are no longer free, we are no longer America.
 
 
The arrest of is meant to send a message to all Americans and journalists: be quiet, behave, toe the line. Or you will pay the price.
 
 


In their daily brief this morning, Human Rights Watch notes:



The extradition of Julian Assange fr
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In a series of tweets Saturday night, President Donald Trump denied reports that he asked a border control official to close the U.S. border with Mexico, and that he offered to pardon the official if he faced legal problems for doing so. On Friday, The New York Times and CNN reported that last week Trump asked Kevin McAleenan, then the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border to stop migrants from coming into the U.S. McAleenan has since been named the acting secretary of homeland security after the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen on April 10. Both news organizations cited unnamed administration officials as sources in their reports. The Times report also suggested “it was possible Mr. Trump had intended the comments to Mr. McAleenan as a joke.” On Friday, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement saying: “At no time has the president indicated, asked, directed or pressured the acting secretary to do anything illegal. Nor would the acting secretary take actions that are not in accordance with our responsibility to enforce the law.” Saturday evening, Trump used social media to issue his own denial, tweeting that he “never offered Pardons to Homeland Security Officials, never ordered anyone to close our Southern Border (although I have the absolute right to do so, and may if Mexico does not apprehend the illegals coming to our Border), and am not ‘frustrated.’ ’’  In his tweets, the president took aim at the Times, saying the newspaper didn’t call the White House to verify its facts, and predicting the 167-year-old newspaper would be gone in six years.
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Restored Republic via a GCR as of April 14 2019

Compiled 14 April 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, “Twenty Two Faces: the biography of Jenny Hill.”As a young child Jenny was tortured by a Satanic coven under direction of a CIA Operative, forced to witness a child sacrifice and save for divine intervention, was almost killed herself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F626Lsrdwg4 Articles on a CIA/Vatican Ninth Circle Child Sacrifice Cult: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it is valid. A Special Thank You to Martha for her untiring research, to Dale who keeps me in line and Ken who uncovers almost unlimited intel on pedophilia to help us Save the Children.

Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world. In all your giving, please don’t forget exploited children.


Judy Note: Zim redemption notification and receipt of 800#s for currency exchangers to set apts at special redemption/ exchange centers and negotiate for higher rates was expected sometime over the weekend and at least by Mon. April 15 – which was the start date for Tier 5, the general public, to exchange in banks at their front screen rates.

Mon. April 15 was the date around the Muller Report release – which when combined with expectations of Assange spilling the beans and news around Obama’s former White House attorney’s indictment – was bound to take up Headlines, along with a Stock Market bust – and cover up buzz around our appointments – the monies from which should bring the Stock Market back (after having crashed US Inc.’s big corporations that had flourished under war contracts and use of Cabal’s fiat monies).

April 15 was tax day. The defunct IRS was no longer taking our monies as it now funneled to the new US Treasury in Reno. Mon. April 15 was also the day when over 90,000 sealed indictments were expected to be filed against global elites in federal courts across the nation. Litigation on those indictments were ongoing in federal courts and at GITMO.

It was my understanding that Zim redemption would be done exclusively by a certain bank, where they would adjust your rate according to what you asked for in your Humanitarian Plan. Regular banks were not expected to do Zim redemption. It was advised to hold onto your Zim and currencies until validated instructions were made available, do not give them to anyone including groups or group leaders, redeem all you bought yourself and keep a constant eye on your Zim and currency during your exchange/ redemption. There were a lot of sneaky people out there who would try to take advantage.

A. April 13 2019 Sat. Update, MarkZ: MarkZ Saturday Q&A 4-13-19 "Positioning and Big Expectations" https://www.dinarrecaps.com/our-blog/markz-saturday-qa-4-13-19-positioning-and-big-expectations https://www.twitch.tv/videos/410448928## https://www.pscp.tv/w/1zqKVayoqWaxB MarkZ Disclaimer: Please consider everything on this call as my opinion. People who take notes do not catch everything and its best to watch the video so that you get everything in context. Be sure to consult a professional for any financial decisions

1. There was very little news overnight, other than package positioning and expectation of things happening this afternoon Sat. April 13.

2. I received one very excited call from the attorney who helped set up my SKR. He said our funding was in place, CMKX was in position and said they could see the numbers.

3. Pkgs delivery today Sat. April 13 and tomorrow Sun. April 14. Omegas were part of the PP's – part of the St. Germaine Trust and were expected today as well. There was expectation that some delivery would come this afternoon. There has been bank pinging today Sat. April 13.

4. nflemingjr: Part of the problem on CMKX was that they had to be paid in the new currency.

5. If package deliveries were in force tonight Sat. April 13, I expected 800 numbers tonight or tomorrow Sun. April 14.

6. There was no holdup, just logistics as they positioned for release.

7. Paymasters were being made liquid so we could go. It was going to be a shotgun start.

8. Saturday info tends to come out late in the afternoon.

9. I am told 800# Sunday evening April 14 or before so that appointment's could start on Monday morning April 15. This just made logistical sense.

10. nflemingjr: Anytime the 800 numbers would be out.

11. nflemingjr: The final rates were locked in last night Fri. April 12 after the banks in Hawaii closed and have been put on the screen as of last night. Paymasters were reporting that they could see the funds in their accounts.

12. Yes I have also been told that. They report they can physically see them and it was positioned for a shotgun release. (Fleming was very connected and he has very good information).

13. nflemingjr: I am waiting for the rates now. Yes they are doing testing today.

14. I am being told same thing. There is a lot of testing and a lot of pinging. There is a whole lot to watch today.

15. Member: Last I heard from a Hong Kong Source was that 800#s go out Monday Night (USA), April 15.

16. I am told all packages would be delivered by USPS. Inside would be a 100k debit card with instant access as soon as we called and activated it.

17. nflemingjr: There are some things that I can say and there are some things I cannot say because I will get chewed out.

18. nflemingjr: They waited for the banks to close in Hawaii before posting.

19. Member: So do you think the time between ring on your doorbell with CMKX and release of 800s to you will be within hours? MZ: Yes within hours. It will be a shotgun start.

20. I am told we are all done in Iraq, just waiting for the CBI to announce it.

21. nflemingjr: The CBI in Iraq is an independent agency from the government and does not need the permission from their government to RI.

22. In case we are still under old tax laws don't use any word but "exchange.” Do not say “cash in.”

23. I am still saying 99.9% that we would be in the banks on Mon. April 15.

24. I have not heard anything on Peticelli bonds yet but I have heard Mexican gold bonds are ready to process by Mon. April 15 am. This was very exciting.

B. April 13 2019 Philip Tilton: http://dinaresgurus.blogspot.com/2019/04/philip-tilton-its-about-to-go-down-13.html Beta Testing today among groups. It’s about to go down.

C. April 12 2019 11:12 pm EST Bank Story, Sarah: "Got a Date from my Local Bank" by Sarah - 4.12.19 I made a phone call to my local bank here in Province of Quebec, Canada for a technical issue online and asked the teller about the upcoming revaluation of currencies. He said that on April 15 everything will be in place and to call back. I could not buy Dong, Dinar or Zim from them but he said they would exchange them and that I would certainly be richer.

D. April 12 2019 11:13 pm EST Bank Story, Derek: Talked to HSBC Today" by Derek - 4.12.19 I talk to a lady at HSBC in Philadelphia bank today (April 12) and asked her if they were doing the Zim Bond Currency exchange. It was interesting how she said to me “Not as of today we are not” with a smile! She then asked me how much I had. I told her. She said to hold on to it. So I took that as that it would be soon. I am sure she couldn't say much about it.

E. April 12 2019 11:18 pm EST Fraud Alert, Tony: "Fraud Alert" by Tony - 4.12.19
Just a FYI. I received a notice from my WF account that someone tried signing my card up for their Zelle money transfer program and it wasn't me! The only transactions on that account were my recent purchases of additional currency from Treasury Vault, BuyIQD.com and TravelEx. My suspicions are the first two. I don't think TravelEx would do it but idk. WF said it was a merchant simply using a Visa name otherwise no other merchant info. These companies of course know we are about to receive big money and wish to steal it! Needless to say that account is now closed, but I wanted to warn all of you that one of these companies is out to steal your money, so check your accounts and be very cautious as you proceed forward and if you purchase from one of these companies. Tony

F. New Tax Bill: On Sat. April 6 both the Senate and House passed a bill that replaced the IRS/Federal Reserve system, imposing a national sales tax at a rate of 23% on the use or consumption of taxable property (not food or medicine) in lieu of the current income taxes, payroll taxes, estate and gift taxes. That new tax bill has not been formally announced and it was not known if it was signed by President Trump. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/25/

G. Breaking News from the Mueller Report Release: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California — who served as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee – has referred at least eight suspects to the U.S. Justice Department for investigation of a collusion hoax, failure to conduct a “real” investigation of Hillary Clinton, leaks and allegations emanating from the Democratic Party, CNN, MSNBC and New York Times, powerful people who ran federal law enforcement agencies (FBI, ATF), upper-echelon intelligence community members at the CIA, NSA, ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence), FISA abuse, conspiracy to lie to the FISA Court, misleading the FISA court and manipulation of intelligence by the FBI and Justice Department to knowingly use an unsubstantiated “dossier” to garner search warrants.

H. The Global Currency Reset Past, Present, Future:

Sun. March 24: The Mueller Report exonerated President Trump and officially turned on the RV process at the new US Treasury offices in Reno, Atlanta and Chicago, where personnel were told to keep it quiet.

Mon. March 25: European sources indicated that the RV had been released, Paymasters hydrated, the military activated, Fines and Penalties handled, some SKRs made liquid. In 27 states a limited number of exchanges at low teaser rates done on the Dinar and Dong.

Fri. March 29: At this end of the banking business quarter the banks of 209 countries participating in the Global Currency Reset were made Basel IV compliant, Gold became a world currency and Central Banks recognized gold holdings as cash reserves. The new USTN became tradable Fri. night March 29.

Sat. March 30 at 6 pm EST: The City of London Bank was eliminated per British Law – Brexit, Russia and China came online with their Quantum Financial System alternative to the SWIFT System that worked with the CIPS system.

Mon. April 1: Banks across the globe participating in the Global Currency Reset were declared Basil 3 or Basil 4 compliant, were now sovereign and owned by the countries they represented. The Central Banks of the Cabal system that since the 1800s had been under control of the privately owned US Inc, City of London and Vatican Bank, made the transition to a gold/asset-backed Quantum Financial System under control of the different sovereign countries. Iraq announced in mosques that they were International and open for business. SKRS could now be made liquid, exchange/ redemption accounts fully accessible, structured payouts would begin earning interest and a new US Taxpayer plan was in force.

Mon. April 1 at 7:35 pm EST international banking wires were halted for transactions and then reopened Tues. April 2 at 7:35 pm EST. Also on Mon. April 1 at 9:30 pm EST Fedwire® Funds Services were closed for transactions and then reopened Tues. April 2 at 11:30 pm EST. The Cabal system was defunct as the Quantum Financial System (QFS) took over. The QFS started up in full mode in Hong Kong and some in the US began receiving RV packages.

Thurs. April 4: Funds were released April 4 at 3 pm Hong Kong time for payment of ongoing operations at the global level of coins and Dinars according to sources of Asian Royalty. The new Dinar was international and became tradable on April 4 at 9 pm EST.

Fri. April 5 at 9 am funds were in Master Paymaster accounts.

Sat. April 6: On Sat. April 6 both the Senate and House passed a bill that replaced the IRS/Federal Reserve system, imposing a national sales tax at a rate of 23% on the use or consumption of taxable property (not food or medicine) in lieu of the current income taxes, payroll taxes, estate and gift taxes. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/25/

Tues. April 9: The SKR's processed in Reno late Mon. April 8 into Tues. April 9. Late night Tues. April 9 banks were being connected to the 800 number reservation system.

Thurs. April 11: The ten year legal tender term limit for Zimbabwe's bond notes (2008 and 2009 trillion series) was reached April 11, 2019. All Zimbabwe 2008/2009 bond notes must be redeemed and destroyed as per international law.

Fri. April 12: Deadline for Zim Bonds redemption, Brexit Exit and as by international law the BIS having recognized gold as money, the deadline for gold backed digital credits, including the US dollar, to come on line in Central Banks. New currency rates were locked in on the bank screens.

Sun. April 14 to Mon. night April 15: Zim redemption and currency exchanges were expected to begin in a shotgun approach – everything at once.

Mon. April 15: The new Zimbabwe Central Bank rate or sovereign rate will take effect, deadline for receipt of 800#s for currency redeemers to set apts at special exchange/ redemption centers, plus the start date for Tier 5, the general public, to begin exchanging in banks. By this April 15 the count was expected to reach 90,000 sealed indictments filed against global elites in federal courts across the nation.

Thurs. August 1: GESARA expected to be implemented, Cabal contained and a formal announcement of the Gold/asset-backed standard. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5404

Updates for the Week Prior:

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 13, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 12, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 11, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 10, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 9, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 8, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 7, 2019
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          The dam is about to break!      Comment   Translate Page      
From Director Blue:
As a public service for long-time viewers of CNN and MSNBC who were shocked to discover that the two-year-long narrative of Trump-Russia collusion was a total and complete hoax, the following tidbits may help in your red-pill journey:

Did you know that Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, was a Communist and, according to a former FBI agent, is a convert to Islam?

In court proceedings in the UK, Christopher Steele, the man behind the “Russian Dossier”, has admitted under oath that the entire document was “unverified material" and expressed shock that it was made public by BuzzFeed.

Remember when Rep. Adam Schiff published a response to the “Nunes Memo”, outlining how the DOJ and FBI really didn’t violate any norms, laws or protocols in spying on the Trump campaign (and, later, the administration)? Guess what? Now that the transcripts of DOJ/FBI officials are becoming public, it turns out Schiff’s document is filled with lies and misstatements. Exhibit 1: Schiff’s claim that the “Collusion” probe was opened in July of 2016. This appears to be a direct lie, as both The New York Times and Rep. Devin Nunes have confirmed that the secret investigation into Trump began in “late 2015, early 2016”.

Obama-era FBI director James Comey also apparently lied about when the investigation began. Like his disgraced, fired FBI deputy Andrew McCabe, Comey is reported to be the subject of a criminal referral for perjury and leaking of classified information.

Stay tuned for more, my fellow open-minded liberals. The dam is about to break.

          Frustrated Trump reverses himself in 38 minutes during unhinged Saturday evening on Twitter      Comment   Translate Page      

President Donald Trump reversed his position on sending asylum seekers to sanctuary cities on Saturday. At 7:30 p.m. in Washington, DC, Trump argued that The New York Times story reporting he was considering sending asylum seekers to sanctuary cities was “knowingly wrong on almost every fact.&...

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President Donald Trump on Saturday lashed out at The New York Times for their Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of his administration. “The New York Times sanctuary cities/immigration story today was knowingly wrong on almost every fact,” Trump argued. “They never call to check for t...

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          4/13/2019: FEATURES: NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD      Comment   Translate Page      
ACROSS 1 “Go to Hades!” 9 “Goodness me!” 13 Wake-up call 14 XX, in Italy 15 “Goodness me!” 16 Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” for one 17 Modest article of swimwear with a portmanteau name 18 Medical breakthrough 19 Sorority letters 20...
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Across 1 It might end up in a sack 9 E neighbor 15 Nada 20 Robots 21 “Not exactly, but close ...” 22 Filmmaker Coen 23 Checkout devices 24 Tired tale 26 Seriously annoy 27 Roll out, as a flag 29 Stuff in a muffin, say? 30 Neighbor of Okla. 31...
          How Bernie Sanders, The Socialist Senator, Amassed A $2.5 Million Fortune      Comment   Translate Page      
Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist senator from Vermont, is a fierce critic of the affluent in America. That’s a bit rich, considering he himself is well off. Sanders, 77, has, in fact, amassed an estimated $2.5 million fortune from real estate, investments, government pensions—and earnings from three books, including the 2016 hit Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. “I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too,” he recently told the New York Times, striking a downright Trumpian note. Since his bid for the Democratic nomination raised his profile in 2016,...
          Gina L. Maxwell joins Romancing The Reader      Comment   Translate Page      
  Gina L. Maxwell joins us on this episode of Romancing the Reader. New York Times best selling author, Gina writes stories about sexy alpha heros who fight for their HEAs. Pan is the first book in the Neverland Novels, a brand new series with a fresh twist on an old classic.  About Pan... Once upon a time, in Neverland, North Carolina--I fell in love. I was twelve when Peter first climbed up to my balcony. Thirteen when I sneaked out to see him at the School for Lost Boys. Sevent
           Comment on Daniel Ellsberg On Assange Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom by The Rev Kev       Comment   Translate Page      
Not sure if I can agree with your definition of journalism. As an example about document dumping which you complain about - remember the Panama papers? That made a big hit when they came out and a team of journalist were organized to go through them for release. Well that was several years ago and they seemed to have dropped down a memory hole. When they came out, they took care the splash the photo of a man that was never in that list at all, that of Putin. Modern journalism isn't a source. It's a bottleneck. I seem to recall that Wikileaks offered to consult with Washington to go through any files released to redact any sensitive information. They not only refused Wikileaks but doubled down on them to hunt them down. And I remember Peter Greste. He actually had support from the Australian government to help him. But for him to claim that Wikileaks is not a news organization is only special pleading. Is the Washington Post a news organization? The New York Times? The Australian? Whatever those papers are doing it is not journalism. They are not your friend. And do not accept any journalistic chocolate sandwiches from them. It will not be chocolate.
          Pelosi Condemns Releasing Illegal Aliens on Her Block      Comment   Translate Page      
From the New York Times: White House Considered Releasing Migrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ By Michael [...]
          Google's New Treasure Trove: the 'Sensorvault'      Comment   Translate Page      
A new frontier in crime investigation relies on the ultimate tracking device—and it's right in your purse or pocket, the New York Times reports. Detectives nationwide are inundating Google with warrants to mine its so-called Sensorvault, which holds tracking data from most Android phones and some iPhones worldwide over...
          Ilmuwan Peringatkan Infeksi Jamur Kebal Obat Menyebar ke Seluruh Dunia      Comment   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta Ilmuwan di dunia memperingatkan penyebaran infeksi jamur yang kebal obat. Mereka sendiri tidak yakin darimana makhluk itu berasal.

Jamur tersebut bernama Candida auris atau C. auris. Menurut Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), secara umum mereka hidup di kulit dan selaput lendir tanpa membahayakan inangnya.

Meski begitu, The New York Times melaporkan kemunculan jamur jenis tersebut yang lebih kebal obat dan bisa menyebabkan infeksi. Melansir Live Science pada Minggu (14/4/2019), mereka bermunculan di seluruh dunia termasuk Inggris, Spanyol, India, Venezuela, hingga Amerika Serikat.

"Itu bermunculan dan sekarang ada di mana-mana," kata Tom Chiller dari CDC.

Ancaman C. auris kebal obat pertama kali diperingatkan CDC pada 2016. Kebanyakan dari jamur ini setidaknya resisten terhadap satu kelas obat antijamur. Bahkan, ada yang kebal terhadap tiga kelas obat yang ada.

Mematikan

Peneliti peringatkan infeksi jamur kebal obat menyebar ke seluruh dunia (sumber: Istockphoto)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F455692

Infeksi C. auris sangat mematikan bagi mereka yang memiliki sistem kekebalan tubuh lemah. Mereka biasanya menyebar saat perawatan kesehatan. Beberapa kondisi yang terjadi seperti demam, rasa lelah, dan bisa berakibat fatal apabila sudah menyebar ke darah, otak, atau jantung.

Dilaporkan bahwa jamur ini bertahan di permukaan dan tercatat menyebar dari orang ke orang di beberapa rumah sakit. CDC menemukan, di Amerika Serikat, setidaknya ada 587 laporan kasus.

Tidak jelas apa yang membuat jenis kebal obat ini muncul. Namun, beberapa pakar menduga bahwa penggunaan antibiotik dan antijamur berlebihan membuat mereka beradaptasi menjadi lebih kuat untuk bertahan hidup.

CDC sendiri sedang melakukan penelitian untuk menghentikan penyebarannya. Meski begitu, ini bukan hal yang mudah.

Para petugas di Royal Brompton Hospital, Inggris mencoba membersihkan seluruh ruangan dengan hidrogen peroksida yang membunuh mikroba. Semua bakteri mati kecuali C. auris.

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          INSTA #Giveaway: My Life in Shambles by Karina Halle      Comment   Translate Page      
INSTA #Giveaway: My Life in Shambles by Karina Halle     My Life in Shambles is an emotional and sexy new standalone contemporary romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Karina Halle.   When Valerie Stephens made the resolution to say yes to new adventures, she never thought […]
          The Spy and the Traitor by Macintyre, Ben      Comment   Translate Page      
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "The best true spy story I have ever read." — JOHN LE CARRÉ The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans -era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institution
          Neon Prey by Sandford, John      Comment   Translate Page      
Lucas Davenport tracks a prolific serial killer in the newest nail-biter by #1 New York Times -bestselling author John Sandford. Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal, muscle for hire when his loan shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the U.S. Marshals come looking for him. They don't much care about a low-level guy—it's his boss they want—but Deese might be their best chance
          Blood Oath by Fairstein, Linda      Comment   Translate Page      
New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein explores the depths of Manhattan's secretive Rockefeller University in this timely, captivating thriller about the deep—and often deadly—reverberations of past sins. Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit is finally back at work following a leave of absence, and not a moment too soon. With more women feeling empowered to name their abusers, Alex is eager to return to the courtroom to do what she does best. But even she can
          Kwamé Alexander on the intersection between his children's books and poetry      Comment   Translate Page      

Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

His newest work, “The Undefeated,” is his “love letter to black America.”...


          "Amazin' Again" with author Greg Prince      Comment   Translate Page      

“The Mets are gonna be amazing.”  -Casey Stengel, circa 1975

They were coming off a seemingly endless string of losing records.  They were considered years away from legitimate contention.  They were derided and disregarded as a matter of course.  But in 2015, the New York Mets changed their course and changed their story.  The result was the best kind of amazin’.  They proceeded to capture a division title, raise a pennant, and lay claim to the heart of their city.

Author Greg Prince -- cocreator of Faith and Fear in Flushing -- traces the trajectory of this championship season and recreates the emotions of a year that culminated in the Mets making New York their kind of town once again in Amazin' Again: How the 2015 New York Mets Brought the Magic Back to Queens.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was six, during the magical summer of 1969.  He is the cocreator of the blog Faith and Fear in Flushing, the daily destination for “Mets fans who like to read.”  Prince has written about baseball for The New York Times, Huffington Post, Yahoo! Sports, and ESPN.com; served as a consultant to the film The Last Play at Shea; and helped organize the New York Mets 50th Anniversary conference at Hofstra University.

On an amazin' March evening, Greg brought the magic back to the Clubhouse.  Listen in.  Enjoy...




          "The Cardinals Way" with Howard Megdal      Comment   Translate Page      

How one team embraced tradition and Moneyball at the same time...

The St. Louis Cardinals have experienced the kind of success that is rare in baseball.  They not only win, but do so with an apparently bottomless pool of talent, one that is mostly homegrown.

“The Cardinal Way” -- a term that has come to represent many things to fans, media, and other organizations, from an ironclad code of conduct to the team’s cutting-edge use of statistics and analytics, and a farm system that has transformed baseball.

In the spirit of “Moneyball,” baseball journalist Howard Megdal takes fans behind the scenes and off the field.  Megdal reveals how the players are assessed and groomed using an unrivaled player development system.  He tells an in-depth, fascinating story about a consistently good franchise, the business of sports in the 21st century, and a team that has learned how to level the playing field, turning in season after successful season.

Howard Megdal has written for “Capital New York,” “Sports Illustrated,” “The New York Times,” and “USA Today,” among others.  His prior books include “The Baseball Talmud” and “Wilpon’s Folly.”

On the first Thursday in March, Howard Megdal led a packed Clubhouse in our captivating conversation about “The Cardinals Way.”  Listen in...




          "Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius" with Bill Pennington      Comment   Translate Page      

“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned,” Billy Martin said.  He was in second grade.

Billy Martin is a story of contrasts. He was the “other” second baseman in New York in the 1950s, playing nearly every fall opposite Brooklyn’s Jackie Robinson. He spent sixteen seasons managing in the big leagues and is considered by anyone who knows the sport to have been a true baseball genius, a field manager without peer. Yet he’s remembered more for his habit of kicking dirt at umpires, for being hired and fired by George Steinbrenner five separate times, for his rabble-rousing and public brawls on the field and off. He was combative, fiery, intimidating, bombastic, and yet endearing and beloved by the everyday fan. He was hard on his players and even harder on himself.  But he knew how to turn around a losing team like no one else. And how to entertain us every step of the way.

Drawing on exhaustive interviews with friends, family, teammates, players, and countless adversaries -- and his own time covering Martin as a young sportswriter -- Bill Pennington paints an indelible portrait of a man who never backed down for the game he loved. From his upbringing in a broken home surrounded by a shantytown to his days on the Yankees in the 1950s, where he found success as a scrappy clutch player, through sixteen years of managing, including his legendary, often fraught tenure at the helm of the Yankees, Billy Martin made sure no one ever ignored him. And indeed no one could. He was the hero, the antihero, and the alter ego -- or some combination of all three -- for his short sixty-one years among us.

Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius by Bill Pennington

Bill Pennington is an award-winning sportswriter for “The New York Times.”  A former syndicated columnist, Pennington was a beat writer who covered much of Billy Martin's tenure with the New York Yankees. 

Listen in to a special spring evening of inside baseball stories with Bill Pennington in the Clubhouse...









          "100 Years of Who's Who in Baseball" with Marty Appel and Doug Lyons      Comment   Translate Page      
In celebration of the 100th issue of Who’s Who in Baseball -- one of the game’s most venerable publications -- this beautiful book features each of the annual's 100 iconic covers in full color along with an account of why the player rated the cover and what was going on in baseball at the time.

Marty Appel is the author of many books, including Pinstripe Empire and the New York Times bestseller Munson. Following his years as the Yankees’ public relations director, he became an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director of Marty Appel Public Relations. Appel lives in New York City and appears frequently on ESPN, HBO, the MLB Network, and the YES Network.

Douglas B. Lyons is a leading authority on all things baseball. He is the author of Out of Left Field, Curveballs and Screwballs, and Short Hops and Foul Tips, all of which he co-wrote with his brother Jeffrey. He also wrote Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Saw It on the Radio with Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione.

On a spring evening in the Clubhouse, we had a wide-ranging, fascinating discussion with two of the country's leading baseball experts.  Listen in...




          A special evening in the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse with Nicholas Dawidoff      Comment   Translate Page      

On a September evening, we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of The Catcher Was a Spy with Nicholas Dawidoff, writer extraordinaire.

Dawidoff, a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, has been a Guggenheim Fellow, Civitella Ranieri Fellow, Berlin Prize Fellow of the American Academy, Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, and is currently a Branford Fellow at Yale University.  A Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Fly Swatter, Dawidoff is a contributor to The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone.

Listen in to Nicholas Dawidoff, a fascinating fellow, discuss his books The Catcher Was a Spy and Collision Low Crossers.  A captivating conversation in the Clubhouse...



          "The Happiest Recap" with author Greg Prince      Comment   Translate Page      


The team that's lived a life like no other finally receives the epic retelling it deserves.  From the author of the beloved Mets fan memoir Faith and Fear in Flushing comes The Happiest Recap, a four-volume history of the New York Mets.


Their greatest games, the era they were played in, the circumstances surrounding them, the people who made them happen.  500-plus tales of the Mets at their best and sometimes overcoming their worst.  The championship years, the striving years, the stumbling years.  These are the games you'll always remember and the games you'll be glad you finally met.


Greg Prince is co-author of Faith and Fear in Flushing, "the blog for Mets fans who like to read," and author of the book of the same name, an intensely personal memoir of his life as a Mets fan.  Greg has written about baseball for The New York Times, ESPN.com, the Huffington Post and Yahoo! Sports, and contributed to the documentary The Last Play at Shea.  A communications consultant away from the diamond, Greg lives on Long Island, but will always consider Shea Stadium his spiritual home.

 

Listen in to Greg Prince -- and the happy recap -- from the Clubhouse...




          "501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die" with Ron Kaplan      Comment   Translate Page      
You're not getting any younger.  Listen up. "I don't know whether Ron Kaplan took any performance-enhancing drugs, but he has accomplished something amazing.  His book is the ultimate guide to baseball literature.  If you love baseball or books or any combination thereof, you should pick this up now." -A. J. Jacobs, editor-at-large at Esquire magazine and author of four New York Times bestsellers From a bewildering array of baseball books, Ron Kaplan has chosen 501 of the best, making it easier for fans to find just the books to suit them -- or to know what they're missing.  From biography, history, fiction, and instruction to books about ballparks, business, and rules, anyone who loves to read about baseball will find in this book a companionable guide, far more fun than a reference work has any right to be. In addition to working as a sports and features editor for a weekly New Jersey publication, Ron Kaplan is a freelance writer, specializing in book reviews.  A long-time member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he serves as editor for the Bibliography Committee Newsletter.  Ron writes about baseball books and other media regularly at RonKaplansBaseballBookshelf.com. Since the pages on a calendar continue to turn for us all, listen in to the lively Clubhouse discussion about 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die...
          "Summers at Shea" with Ira Berkow      Comment   Translate Page      
Opening Day for the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse Spring 2013 Event Calendar... with a Pulitzer Prize winner throwing out the first pitch! "My job as a columnist and feature writer, primarily -- as opposed to a beat writer covering the game itself -- was to give a sense, a feel of being there, to write about elements of the on-field participants that the spectator is not aware of, and cannot be aware of from his vantage in the grandstands, or on a couch in front of his television set." -Ira Berkow Former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow captures the spirit of the New York Mets in this unforgettable collection of opinions, stories, and observations.  On this night in the Clubhouse, memories and reflections about Casey Stengel, Tom Seaver, Gil Hodges, Yogi Berra, Art Shamsky, Ron Darling -- and even Michael Jordan & Abba Eban. Ira Berkow, a sports columnist and feature writer for The New York Times for more than 25 years, won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer for commentary in 1988.  He is the author of 20 books, including the bestsellers Red: A Biography of Red Smith and Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar. On March 14th, we had a standing-room-only crowd in the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse -- and an hour's worth of stories from a Pulitzer Prize winner.  Listen in... (This podcast is dedicated to the memory of Audrey McGinn)
          Finland Votes: Live updates      Comment   Translate Page      

Finland's parliamentary election is attracting worldwide attention with media organisations such as the New York Times, Politico and Bloomberg covering the vote.

9am: Polls open. If you are heading to the polls on Sunday, be sure to check out our handy guide to casting your ballot in the election. For a quick refresher on what parties and candidates stand for in these elections, head on over to our English-language election compass to get your bearings. The Ministry of Justice which oversees elections in Finland, will begin releasing preliminary results from 8pm on Sunday night.

Advance voting in Finland took place between 3 and 9 April. According to the Justice Ministry more than 1.5 million people or 36 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots during the early voting period.


          $12K bail for stealing $1?; Twin Peaks prosecutions petered out; Harris justice system still digging out after Harvey, and other stories      Comment   Translate Page      
Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention while mine is focused elsewhere:

Hurricane Harvey aftermath still affecting Harris County
The Houston Chronicle reports on long delays and an uncertain future for Harris County criminal courts. Commenters are blaming the new county judge, but this is a crisis she inherited. Meanwhile, terms of the county's bail settlement proffer has been announced; more on that development once your correspondent has time to digest it and talk to a few folks.

Twin Peaks prosecutions petered out
The last of the Twin Peaks biker shooting cases were dismissed. What a disaster! After all that hoopla - arresting many dozens for no good reason - not one person will be prosecuted for anything in the whole mess. Grits was told by a defense attorney whose seen the discovery that there may be a not-completely-unacceptable reason for that: The people involved in the shooting were all killed by one another or police during the event, and nearly everyone who was arrested were just innocent people who happened to be there. The few remaining cases finally dropped were ancillary to the event and the statute of limitations has now run out on all of them. Grits can't think of many recent competitors for examples of more egregious prosecutorial overreach. Abel Reyna screwed the pooch on the day of the shootings, substituting his own judgment and investigative approach for police commanders, and the community has been paying a steep-and-getting-steeper price ever since.

Panhandler gets $12K bail for stealing $1 at a food truck
An aggressive panhandler snatched a dollar bill - maybe two, it's a disputed account - from a food-truck customer in Austin last week and the courts gave her a $12,000 bail amount. What kind of jackassery is this? Are they TRYING to give bail reformers a poster child? Good Lord!

Fighting for police accountability via their union contract
Chas Moore and Sukyi McMahon from the Austin Justice Coalition had an op ed in the New York Times about their group's fight to reform the local police-union contract and improve civilian oversight of the Austin Police Department. For more background, check out this interview with Moore and two police-union negotiators in the aftermath of the contract agreement, reflecting on the year-and-a-half long fight.

Grand jury declines indictments for guards accused of falsifying disciplinary cases
Hard to get District Attorneys in small counties with sizable prison-guard populations to get real enthusiastic about prosecuting corruption, so one shouldn't be completely surprised that a grand jury declined to indict guards who allegedly falsified disciplinary cases against inmates. But it certainly contributes to an ongoing perception that the agency benefits from insular, rural settings and that external oversight is needed.

Texas still leader in exonerations/false convictions
Texas tied with New York for the most exonerations last years, according to the national registry. That's primarily because of exonerations based on plea deals based on flawed drug field tests, which have caused hundreds of false convictions in Harris County, and probably other jurisdictions where they haven't been uncovered because no one ever looked.

When prosecutors are too jaded to make a proper argument and too lazy to go farther than their Twitter feed to find an improper one
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a new trial after a prosecutor used a viral video of a lion trying to get at a baby on the other side of a glass partition at a zoo to say that a defendant was a dangerous predator.

Is asset-forfeiture reform ready for its close-up?
Monday is civil-asset forfeiture reform day in the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

For the reading list
Finally, here are a few disparate items for the reading list:

          Kwamé Alexander on the intersection between his children's books and poetry      Comment   Translate Page      

Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

His newest work, “The Undefeated,” is his “love letter to black America.”...


          Ilmuwan Peringatkan Infeksi Jamur Kebal Obat Menyebar ke Seluruh Dunia      Comment   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta Ilmuwan di dunia memperingatkan penyebaran infeksi jamur yang kebal obat. Mereka sendiri tidak yakin darimana makhluk itu berasal.

Jamur tersebut bernama Candida auris atau C. auris. Menurut Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), secara umum mereka hidup di kulit dan selaput lendir tanpa membahayakan inangnya.

Meski begitu, The New York Times melaporkan kemunculan jamur jenis tersebut yang lebih kebal obat dan bisa menyebabkan infeksi. Melansir Live Science pada Minggu (14/4/2019), mereka bermunculan di seluruh dunia termasuk Inggris, Spanyol, India, Venezuela, hingga Amerika Serikat.

"Itu bermunculan dan sekarang ada di mana-mana," kata Tom Chiller dari CDC.

Ancaman C. auris kebal obat pertama kali diperingatkan CDC pada 2016. Kebanyakan dari jamur ini setidaknya resisten terhadap satu kelas obat antijamur. Bahkan, ada yang kebal terhadap tiga kelas obat yang ada.

Mematikan

Peneliti peringatkan infeksi jamur kebal obat menyebar ke seluruh dunia (sumber: Istockphoto)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F476238

Infeksi C. auris sangat mematikan bagi mereka yang memiliki sistem kekebalan tubuh lemah. Mereka biasanya menyebar saat perawatan kesehatan. Beberapa kondisi yang terjadi seperti demam, rasa lelah, dan bisa berakibat fatal apabila sudah menyebar ke darah, otak, atau jantung.

Dilaporkan bahwa jamur ini bertahan di permukaan dan tercatat menyebar dari orang ke orang di beberapa rumah sakit. CDC menemukan, di Amerika Serikat, setidaknya ada 587 laporan kasus.

Tidak jelas apa yang membuat jenis kebal obat ini muncul. Namun, beberapa pakar menduga bahwa penggunaan antibiotik dan antijamur berlebihan membuat mereka beradaptasi menjadi lebih kuat untuk bertahan hidup.

CDC sendiri sedang melakukan penelitian untuk menghentikan penyebarannya. Meski begitu, ini bukan hal yang mudah.

Para petugas di Royal Brompton Hospital, Inggris mencoba membersihkan seluruh ruangan dengan hidrogen peroksida yang membunuh mikroba. Semua bakteri mati kecuali C. auris.

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          Kwamé Alexander on the intersection between his children's books and poetry      Comment   Translate Page      

Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

His newest work, “The Undefeated,” is his “love letter to black America.”...


          Right wing media organizations openly propagandize on behalf of right wing politicians. What else is new?      Comment   Translate Page      
Right wing media organizations openly propagandize on behalf of right wing politicians. What else is new?

by digby



To my mind this piece from 2017 proves that Wikileaks behaved exactly like Breitbart and Fox News, advising their preferred candidate about strategy, running derogatory stories about his rival and covering for his crimes and corruption. Recall that Trump hired Steve Bannon directly from the Breitbart editor's job to formally run his campaign.

The difference, of course, is that Breitbart and Fox don't pretend to be a "radical transparency" organization devoted to exposing government power wherever they find it. They have no problem owning the fact that they are cheap, partisan whores who are working for the advancement of an authoritarian scumbag largely in order to own the libs. That's what Julian Assange did during the 2016 election. He's just less honest about it:

Just before the stroke of midnight on September 20, 2016, at the height of last year’s presidential election, the WikiLeaks Twitter account sent a private direct message to Donald Trump Jr., the Republican nominee’s oldest son and campaign surrogate. “A PAC run anti-Trump site putintrump.org is about to launch,” WikiLeaks wrote. “The PAC is a recycled pro-Iraq war PAC. We have guessed the password. It is ‘putintrump.’ See ‘About’ for who is behind it. Any comments?” (The site, which has since become a joint project with Mother Jones, was founded by Rob Glaser, a tech entrepreneur, and was funded by Progress for USA Political Action Committee.)

The next morning, about 12 hours later, Trump Jr. responded to WikiLeaks. “Off the record I don’t know who that is, but I’ll ask around,” he wrote on September 21, 2016. “Thanks.”

The messages, obtained by The Atlantic, were also turned over by Trump Jr.’s lawyers to congressional investigators. They are part of a long—and largely one-sided—correspondence between WikiLeaks and the president’s son that continued until at least July 2017. The messages show WikiLeaks, a radical transparency organization that the American intelligence community believes was chosen by the Russian government to disseminate the information it had hacked, actively soliciting Trump Jr.’s cooperation. WikiLeaks made a series of increasingly bold requests, including asking for Trump’s tax returns, urging the Trump campaign on Election Day to reject the results of the election as rigged, and requesting that the president-elect tell Australia to appoint Julian Assange ambassador to the United States.
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Though Trump Jr. mostly ignored the frequent messages from WikiLeaks, he at times appears to have acted on its requests. When WikiLeaks first reached out to Trump Jr. about putintrump.org, for instance, Trump Jr. followed up on his promise to “ask around.” According to a source familiar with the congressional investigations into Russian interference with the 2016 campaign, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, on the same day that Trump Jr. received the first message from WikiLeaks, he emailed other senior officials with the Trump campaign, including Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, telling them WikiLeaks had made contact. Kushner then forwarded the email to campaign communications staffer Hope Hicks. At no point during the 10-month correspondence does Trump Jr. rebuff WikiLeaks, which had published stolen documents and was already observed to be releasing information that benefited Russian interests.

WikiLeaks played a pivotal role in the presidential campaign. In July 2016, on the first day of the Democratic National Convention, WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee's servers that spring. The emails showed DNC officials denigrating Bernie Sanders, renewing tensions on the eve of Clinton’s acceptance of the nomination. On October 7, less than an hour after the Washington Post released the Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women, Wikileaks released emails that hackers had pilfered from the personal email account of Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta.

On October 3, 2016, WikiLeaks wrote again. “Hiya, it’d be great if you guys could comment on/push this story,” WikiLeaks suggested, attaching a quote from then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton about wanting to “just drone” WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

“Already did that earlier today,” Trump Jr. responded an hour-and-a-half later. “It’s amazing what she can get away with.”

Two minutes later, Trump Jr. wrote again, asking, “What’s behind this Wednesday leak I keep reading about?” The day before, Roger Stone, an informal advisor to Donald Trump, had tweeted, “Wednesday@HillaryClinton is done. #WikiLeaks.”

WikiLeaks didn’t respond to that message, but on October 12, 2016, the account again messaged Trump Jr. “Hey Donald, great to see you and your dad talking about our publications,” WikiLeaks wrote. (At a rally on October 10, Donald Trump had proclaimed, “I love WikiLeaks!”)

“Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us,” WikiLeaks went on, pointing Trump Jr. to the link wlsearch.tk, which it said would help Trump’s followers dig through the trove of stolen documents and find stories. “There’s many great stories the press are missing and we’re sure some of your follows [sic] will find it,” WikiLeaks went on. “Btw we just released Podesta Emails Part 4.”

Trump Jr. did not respond to this message. But just 15 minutes after it was sent, as The Wall Street Journal’s Byron Tau pointed out, Donald Trump himself tweeted, “Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!”

Two days later, on October 14, 2016, Trump Jr. tweeted out the link WikiLeaks had provided him. “For those who have the time to read about all the corruption and hypocrisy all the @wikileaks emails are right here: http://wlsearch.tk/,” he wrote.

After this point, Trump Jr. ceased to respond to WikiLeaks’s direct messages, but WikiLeaks escalated its requests.

“Hey Don. We have an unusual idea,” WikiLeaks wrote on October 21, 2016. “Leak us one or more of your father’s tax returns.” WikiLeaks then laid out three reasons why this would benefit both the Trumps and WikiLeaks. One, The New York Times had already published a fragment of Trump’s tax returns on October 1; two, the rest could come out any time “through the most biased source (e.g. NYT/MSNBC).”

It is the third reason, though, WikiLeaks wrote, that “is the real kicker.” “If we publish them it will dramatically improve the perception of our impartiality,” WikiLeaks explained. “That means that the vast amount of stuff that we are publishing on Clinton will have much higher impact, because it won’t be perceived as coming from a ‘pro-Trump’ ‘pro-Russia’ source.” It then provided an email address and link where the Trump campaign could send the tax returns, and adds, “The same for any other negative stuff (documents, recordings) that you think has a decent chance of coming out. Let us put it out.”

Trump Jr. did not respond to this message.

WikiLeaks didn’t write again until Election Day, November 8, 2016. “Hi Don if your father ‘loses’ we think it is much more interesting if he DOES NOT conceed [sic] and spends time CHALLENGING the media and other types of rigging that occurred—as he has implied that he might do,” WikiLeaks wrote at 6:35pm, when the idea that Clinton would win was still the prevailing conventional wisdom. (As late as 7:00pm that night, FiveThirtyEight, a trusted prognosticator of the election, gave Clinton a 71 percent chance of winning the presidency.) WikiLeaks insisted that contesting the election results would be good for Trump’s rumored plans to start a media network should he lose the presidency. “The discussion can be transformative as it exposes media corruption, primary corruption, PAC corruption, etc.,” WikiLeaks wrote.

Shortly after midnight that day, when it was clear that Trump had beaten all expectations and won the presidency, WikiLeaks sent him a simple message: “Wow.”

Trump Jr. did not respond to these messages either, but WikiLeaks was undeterred. “Hi Don. Hope you’re doing well!” WikiLeaks wrote on December 16 to Trump Jr., who was by then the son of the president-elect. “In relation to Mr. Assange: Obama/Clinton placed pressure on Sweden, UK and Australia (his home country) to illicitly go after Mr. Assange. It would be real easy and helpful for your dad to suggest that Australia appoint Assange ambassador to [Washington,] DC.”

WikiLeaks even imagined how Trump might put it: “‘That’s a real smart tough guy and the most famous australian [sic] you have!’ or something similar,” WikiLeaks wrote. “They won’t do it but it will send the right signals to Australia, UK + Sweden to start following the law and stop bending it to ingratiate themselves with the Clintons.” (On December 7, Assange, proclaiming his innocence, had released his testimony in front of London investigators looking into accusations that he had committed alleged sexual assault.)

In the winter and spring, WikiLeaks went largely silent, only occasionally sending Trump Jr. links. But on July 11, 2017, three days after The New York Times broke the story about Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer with connections to Russia’s powerful prosecutor general, WikiLeaks got in touch again.

“Hi Don. Sorry to hear about your problems,” WikiLeaks wrote. “We have an idea that may help a little. We are VERY interested in confidentially obtaining and publishing a copy of the email(s) cited in the New York Times today,” citing a reference in the paper to emails Trump Jr had exchanged with Rob Goldstone, a publicist who had helped set up the meeting. “We think this is strongly in your interest,” WikiLeaks went on. It then reprised many of the same arguments it made in trying to convince Trump Jr. to turn over his father’s tax returns, including the argument that Trump’s enemies in the press were using the emails to spin an unfavorable narrative of the meeting. “Us publishing not only deprives them of this ability but is beautifully confounding.”

The message was sent at 9:29 am on July 11. Trump Jr. did not respond, but just hours later, he posted the emails himself, on his own Twitter feed.

Some time after 2011 or so, Wikileaks morphed into plain old partisan yellow journalism worthy of no more respect as a journalistic organization than Newsmax or Glenn Beck's The Blaze. It's protected under the First Amendment but you can't blame liberals for being reluctant to energetically take up the cause after what he did. The ACLU will do it, no doubt, as will other defenders of free speech. But you can bet the right wingers like Trump and Hannity will run as fast as they can now that Assange is in custody and can no longer help them out.No one should ever expect the right wing to defend free speech unless it directly benefits them.

This is a good rundown of the civil liberties and press freedom concerns about the Assange charges. Even miscreant yellow journalists have a right to publish and protect their sources.




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          Arrest of Julian Assange is Just Theatre       Comment   Translate Page      
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(Assange gives Masonic sign of recognition while in custody of cop with Masonic checkered headband ) 

Assange is a Rothschild-Israeli Operative 



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by Brabantian
(henrymakow.com)


This past week, Britain got the perfect media distraction from its massive betrayal of Brexit voters - the 'arrest' of Julian Assange in the London Ecuador Embassy, a month after Ecuador received $4.2 billion in funding from the USA-dominated IMF.  Ecuador is also lined up for a new USA trade 'deal'.

We all tend to be too eager for a 'hero' against the establishment, so we don't recognize that sometimes, a fake 'hero' is supplied by the CIA's own favoured media outlets.

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(Thought only Popes do this sign) 

And indeed, there is evidence that anti-9-11-truth Assange, is a Mossad - CIA fraud, with a long history tied to the world's wealthiest family, the Israel-devoted Rothschilds. We need to see what every major government knows, there is nothing real about either Julian Assange or Edward Snowden.

The 'Assange living in the Ecuador embassy for 7 years' story, is apparently a fairy tale, an easy hoax to pull off, with Assange only there for photos and meetings. The IMF - USA cash & trade deal for Ecuador, not only rewards the staging the 'arrest' of Assange, but also the cover-up of the fact he was never really living there.

Assange was easily moved in & out to Rothschild friends' homes, using wig, fake glasses & moustache, workman's uniforms etc; London police on 24 / 7 watch, helping under national security orders; Ecuador embassy staff perhaps bribed, and facing career destruction or worse, plus no media support, if they say anything.

To fill out the details, one can start by noting the very friendly, mutual-praise relationship between Julian Assange and Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, documented on Veterans Today.


Haaretz even reports Turkish leading figures close to Erdogan talking about the evidence of Wikileaks as an Israeli-supported operation, the Turks saying: "Israel is very pleased. Israel has been making statements for days, even before the release of these [Wikileaks] documents. Documents were released and they immediately said, Israel will not suffer from this. How did they know that?"

Veterans Today reports they learned of Israeli media quoting Bibi Netanyahu saying, "Assange is talking to us and nothing will be released that will hurt us", VT adding: "Wikileaks is a unit of Israeli intelligence ... as early as 2011, Julian Assange admitted that all Wikileaks material was submitted to Israel before publishing, with some of that editing and reviewing done at New York Times offices by staff from the Israeli consulate in New York. We have on the spot confirmation of this. "
 
Assange's childhood in Australia was enmeshed with a CIA-tied mind-control cult abusing children, called 'The Family'
http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2019/04/assange-false-flag.html


THE BAER BANK EPISODE 

One of Julian Assange's early 'Wikileaks' campaigns, was to greatly damage the 1800s-vintage Swiss Bank Julius Baer (Julius Bär), the great rival to the Rothschild Bank in Switzerland.

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At age 52, wealthy Julius Baer CEO Alex Widmer was found 'mysteriously dead', allegedly 'suicide'. Assange provided 'leaks' about Julius Baer and its clients, Assange claiming to be concerned about 'tax evasion', striking fear into the bank's customers, and eventually sinking the bank's share value 60%.

Julius Baer went to court in the USA where Wikileaks was hosted, to stop Wikileaks revealing client data ... the Fox Rothschild law firm represented Wikileaks, won, and got Wikileaks back dishing dirt on the Rothschild bank rival, permanently damaging it.

Another Julian Assange lawyer has been Mark Stephens of Finers Stephens Innocent, legal advisors to Rothschild Waddesdon Trust.

A person who has posted bail for Assange, is UK socialite Jemima Khan née Goldsmith (Goldschmidt), a sister in law of the Rothschilds, her brother Ben wed Kate Rothschild, her father James Goldsmith a Rothschild cousin.
The Rothschild-backed and supervised 'The Economist' touted Julian as a great 'hero' for his Swiss bank leaking that helped the Rothschild bank trounce its competitor.

The UK Guardian news site, major early promoter of Assange, has had 'Scott Trust' board supervision from Paul Myners of Rothschild Ltd & Sons, and Anthony Salz of Investment Bank Rothschild.

Assange has stayed at the country mansion of Vaughan Smith, owner of media organisation Frontline Trust, where Assange has been a speaker, 'Frontline' funded by George Soros ... Soros is a partner of Rothschild cousin Goldsmith, and Richard Katz of Rothschild & Sons has been director of the Soros Open Society Institute, with other Rothschild bank employees also on Soros boards.

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The pumper of Edward Snowden, Glen Greenwald has been a Rothschild family employee too, brought in after they realised it was too ridiculous to sell Snowden via the Washington Post reporter Snowden first 'leaked' to, Bart Gellman, who is the biographer & friend of USA Vice President & warmonger Dick Cheney ... Now, Greenwald is funded by CIA-Ukraine meddling billionaire Pierre Omidyar.

Notice that despite 'USA federal criminal indictment' etc, there is no seizure of Wikileaks funds etc. or deplatforming of its touts - Wikileaks successfully shilling for donations even now ... whilst many other people, have been de-platformed, banned, blocked from fundraising etc, for mere slightly dissident opinion, without even an accusation of crime.

At age 82, US longtime CIA adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted on 29 November 2010 on USA television, the PBS News Hour, that Wikileaks were clearly intel-agency seeded and selected.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAca9RdGl98

Aside from Wikileaks material on countries targeted by the US-Nato or Israel - such as the 'Arab Spring' incitement material - 'Wikileaks' regarding the USA were 'nothing dramatically new' (US foreign torture etc); 'control file' material (Hillary-bashing, to hold over her head in case she won); and overall designed to 'rat trap' - lure, identify & destroy - real dissidents lured into contacting Wikileaks.

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At least two people who contacted Assange have turned up dead - Seth Rich & Peter W Smith. Assange pretends to be 'concerned' about the former; he denies receiving the latter's files. Others are jailed.

Tho they claim to fear extradition, Assange and Snowden, like good CIA assets, refuse to use the devastating files on USA Virginia federal judge bribery which have stopped other extraditions, even though those judges are the exact ones who would allegedly put Assange & Snowden on trial. It is all been a fraud with these 'fake heroes', and the Satanists are having a good laugh over it.

WHY THE ARREST NOW?

Why was Assange 'arrested' now? The 'seven years living in a tiny room in the London Ecuador Embassy' story, was obviously getting long in the tooth, harder to believe the longer it continued. Assange and Snowden are creations of the Obama CIA, and shortly after Trump took office, moves were made toward winding down the Assange hoax, with Sweden even dropping their dodgy 'rape charges' against Assange in early 2017. The timing at the moment was chosen to distract from the British Brexit debacle, now tearing apart British society with the betrayal of 17 million UK Brexit voters.

There is also the fact that the ongoing travails of a supposed 'dissident hero', with a popular 'personality', distracts from many things, such as Israel's latest bombing attack on Syria, or on Gaza. Every week for a while there can be some new 'Assange story' twist and turn.

We may have news-headline 'Assange updates' ahead for months or even years, perhaps ending finally in some fake 'people's victory' for Assange, or perhaps even a fake 'trial' and a fake 'imprisonment', as people suspect take place for some of these unlikely purported 'lone wolf attackers' who are presented to us in various suspicious 'killing events'.

THE ASSANGE-ROTHSCHILD CONNECTION

What is the basis of the deep bond between Julian Assange and the Rothschilds? The Rothschilds with their estimated 400 billion (at least) fortune, and passion for Israel, naturally have a great interest in media control, taking a direct role on boards supervising leading global media such as the UK Guardian and The Economist.

But in order to really control media, one needs to control the 'opposition' media as well, and to channel the energies of potential dissidents. During the Obama era, it was decided to give the world two fake 'dissident heroes', pumped by Rothschild and CIA partner media, who would deceive the entire world. These two fake dissidents, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, perhaps exceeded expectations in how they duped the public, despite their obvious Rothschild and CIA-establishment connections, and despite obvious trouble signs such as indulging Israel and aggressively opposing 9-11 truth.

Assange and Snowden provided many side benefits for the global NWO cabal, such as de-legitimising real dissidents, with many people saying things like, 'Well, if it was true, wouldn't Assange and Snowden, and their 'brave' media, be telling us about it?' The tragic unknowable is how many dissidents were crushed and silenced, even killed, after being lured into the 'rat trap' of Snowden & Assange and their media.
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          Saturday Surfing, April 13th, 2019      Comment   Translate Page      
Saturday Surfing, April 13th, 2019

Good morning, friend! I hope you’re doing well on this lovely Caturday. Short and sweet Saturday Surfing today (and for the squeamish, absolutely no mention of poop…other than this sentence) because it’s sunny 🌞 here right meow, and I need to get some vitamin D.

It’s absolutely necessary for me to function properly — allergies be damned! I’m a little sniffly, but you know what? The sun’s out, so the fun-bun’s coming out as well.

Um…no, my buns aren’t hanging out. 🙄 But my hair bun is!

Now for your weekly dose of reading…

  • The best thing I read all week: this piece on how cats get their makeup done for movies. Brace yourself, but the process usually involves kitties nibbling on food and treats, drinking water, and using the litter box while getting their makeup applied!
  • First, there was K-beauty. Then J-beauty. So what’s the next big thing? G-beauty, of course, according to the New York Times.
  • The simple act of washing your face can be so, so powerful.
  • Sephora’s new skin care line is in stores now, and everything is $20 or less.

Continue reading "Saturday Surfing, April 13th, 2019" on Makeup and Beauty Blog.


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          [Video] Daily Compliance News: April 123, 2019-the Saturday the 13th edition      Comment   Translate Page      
In today’s edition of Daily Compliance News: • Les Moonves forfeited $34.5MM in comp. (Wall Street Journal) • Grant Thornton in how water in UK. (Wall Street Journal) • Conflict of interest in Hollywood (I’m really shocked). (New York Times) • What...
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          Trump's Comment to Border Official Causes a Stir      Comment   Translate Page      
The New York Times and CNN are reporting that President Trump had an eyebrow-raising conversation with US immigration official Kevin McAleenan. Both outlets say Trump urged McAleenan in private to close the southern border to migrants, then promised him a pardon if he ran into legal trouble for doing so....
          Kwamé Alexander on the intersection between his children's books and poetry      Comment   Translate Page      

Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

His newest work, “The Undefeated,” is his “love letter to black America.”...


          BREAKING, Trump Makes Major Sanctuary State, Illegal Immigrant Announcement      Comment   Translate Page      

President Donald Trump was on fire as he tore into the New York Times for its one sided coverage and then made a major announcement. “The New York Times Sanctuary Cities/Immigration story today was knowingly wrong on almost every fact. “They never call to check for truth. Their sources often don’t even exist, a fraud.…

The post BREAKING, Trump Makes Major Sanctuary State, Illegal Immigrant Announcement appeared first on The Federalist Papers.


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Кори Джеймс - Пепел Вавилона

«Пепел Вавилона» – шестой роман серии «Пространство» – бестселлера по версии New York Times, лежащего в основе популярного сериала «Экспансия». Topic.lt
          Kwamé Alexander on the intersection between his children's books and poetry      Comment   Translate Page      

Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

His newest work, “The Undefeated,” is his “love letter to black America.”...


          Trump and Oakland mayor trade Twitter barbs over immigration policies       Comment   Translate Page      
President Trump and a California mayor traded barbs over Twitter on Saturday, prompted by the president's repeated threats to release detained immigrants into “sanctuary cities.” The exchange between Trump and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf also appeared triggered, at least in part, by recent New York Times articles about the president's immigration policies. "So interesting to see the Mayor of Oakland and other Sanctuary Cities NOT WANT our currently 'detained immigrants' after release due to the ridiculous court ordered 20 day rule," Trump tweeted. Schaaf fired back, saying: “It’s time to stop fanning hate and division @realDonaldTrump - I’ve been consistent...
          Trey Anastasio Ghosts of the Forest, Apr 20      Comment   Translate Page      
Over the past three decades, composer/guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio has forged a multi-faceted career, winning acclaim in rock, classical and theatrical circles. He is a founding member of Phish, one of today’s most successful and innovative rock bands. Known for uncompromising musicianship and spectacular live performances, Phish released their 15th studio album Big Boat in October 2016 and finished the year with another sold out four-night run at Madison Square Garden. Anastasio also tours regularly with Trey Anastasio Band, which also released a new studio album, Paper Wheels, October 2015.

He has received GRAMMY® nominations for his recordings with Phish and for his solo work. Anastasio has collaborated with such artists as Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Toots and the Maytals, B.B. King and The Roots, and – as part of the trio Oysterhead – Les Claypool (Primus) and Stewart Copeland (The Police). He co-wrote the music for the Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody, which received a Tony nomination for “Best Original Score” in 2013. In the summer of 2015, Anastasio joined the surviving four members of the Grateful Dead for five stadium shows, which celebrated the band’s 50th anniversary and served as the band’s farewell shows.

Anastasio has performed his original compositions with numerous symphonies. The New York Times hailed his Carnegie Hall performance with the New York Philharmonic as “that rarest of rarities, a classical-rock hybrid that might please partisans from both constituencies.” In 2014, he debuted a new piece for guitar and orchestra, entitled Petrichor, on a West Coast orchestral tour that concluded with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl, marking his second performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
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Кори Джеймс - Пепел Вавилона

«Пепел Вавилона» – шестой роман серии «Пространство» – бестселлера по версии New York Times, лежащего в основе популярного сериала «Экспансия».
          GOP at a loss over Trump's past praise for WikiLeaks - CNN      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. GOP at a loss over Trump's past praise for WikiLeaks  CNN
  2. Does Trump still love Wikileaks... or what?  BBC News
  3. Diane Abbott sparks fury defending WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and saying: ‘We all know it’s not about the rape  The Sun
  4. ‘Curious Eyes Never Run Dry’  The New York Times
  5. An eviction notice for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, and a date with justice  Chicago Tribune
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          ‘S.N.L.’: BTS Performs, Emma Stone Hosts, and Julian Assange Joins Lori Loughlin in Jail - The New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. ‘S.N.L.’: BTS Performs, Emma Stone Hosts, and Julian Assange Joins Lori Loughlin in Jail  The New York Times
  2. Jail Cell Cold Open - SNL  Saturday Night Live
  3. ‘SNL’ Skewers Lori Loughlin College Admissions Scandal; Michael Keaton Cameos As Julian Assange  Deadline
  4. 'SNL' brings Avenatti, Assange and Loughlin together — behind bars  NBC News
  5. ‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes on College Admissions Scandal and Julian Assange (Watch)  Variety
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          Kwamé Alexander on the intersection between his children's books and poetry      Comment   Translate Page      

Not many writers can say they’ve transitioned from love poems to children’s novels about anthropormorphic jazz musicians like “Duck Ellington.” Poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander has done it all.

His newest work, “The Undefeated,” is his “love letter to black America.”...


          Samantha Schilit, Jeremy Rosenweig - The New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      
Samantha Schilit, Jeremy Rosenweig  The New York Times

Samantha Linn Price Schilit and Jeremy Phillip Rosenweig are to be married April 14 at Water's Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook, Conn. Rabbi Stuart Berman ...


          New York Times deletes crossword puzzle tweets      Comment   Translate Page      

The New York Times tweeted several times this week criticizing a reader for joking about killing a pundit if they finished the Times‘ crossword puzzle. Then, the Times turned around and deleted the tweets. In a April 10 tweet, the Times wrote, “We’ve deleted some tweets from yesterday that were against our social media guidelines […]

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          Re: Bogleheads mentioned in today's New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      
Independent George wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:53 pm

The best reason to buy the Vanguard ETF rather than the mutual fund is if you were just starting out, and didn't have $3,000 to afford the minimum investment.


+1



I started investing with ETF's because I had limited funds to start with, no frequent trading. (of course this was back when fees were higher for buying / selling shares)



Having read an article in Money magazine (2005 issue) about how to start investing for $100 buying 5 ETF's was the beginning of my investing journey. For those that are curious the five were AGG (Bond), EFA (International), IYM (Basic Materials), IYR (Real Estate), and VTI (Vangaurd Total Mkt).
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          США и Китай близки к достижению договоренности по торговле      Comment   Translate Page      

Министр финансов США Стивен Мнучин заявил, что представители США и Китая находятся достаточно близко к тому, чтобы начать финальную часть переговоров торговой сделки

Мнучин заявил, что это может стать самыми большими изменениями экономических отношений между двумя странами за последние 40 лет, сообщает "ДС" со ссылкой на New York Times...

          #GoT8 ''Game of Thrones'', serialul tuturor superlativelor      Comment   Translate Page      
Cel mai scump, cel mai vizionat, cel mai piratat, cel mai premiat: serialul TV &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;, al cărui al optulea şi totodată ultim sezon va fi difuzat începând cu data de 14 aprilie în 186 de ţări, cumulează numeroase recorduri, relatează AFP. Audienţe excepţionale Lansat în 2011, serialul &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;, "GoT" pentru cunoscători, a sedus de la un sezon la altul din ce în ce mai mulţi telespectatori. În 2014, a devenit serialul HBO cu cea mai mare audienţă, detronând renumita producţie &#39;&#39;The Sopranos &#39;&#39;. Ultimul episod din sezonul al şaptelea a fost urmărit în seara în care a fost difuzat de 16,5 milioane de fani în Statele Unite, un record absolut pentru un serial TV. Dincolo de Atlantic, episoadele precedentului sezon difuzat au fost vizionate, în medie, de peste 30 de milioane de persoane, potrivit HBO. Cifre excepţionale sunt înregistrate oriunde este difuzat acest serial. La succesul "Game of Thrones" contribuie şi pirateria online, estimându-se că peste 1 miliard de persoane au urmărit în mod ilegal sezonul al şaptelea, stabilind astfel un nou record. Mai multe posturi de televiziune, precum OCS în Franţa şi Sky Atlantic în Regatul Unit, au decis să îl difuzeze simultan cu difuzarea sa în Statele Unite, adică la miezul nopţii, notează AFP. Buget colosal Cel de al optulea sezon este anunţat drept cel mai scump din istoria serialelor TV, cu un buget de 15 milioane de dolari pe episod, respectiv 90 de milioane de dolari pentru cele şase episoade. Pe lângă efectele speciale, provocările generate de amenajarea decorurilor naturale şi onorariile actorilor (peste 1,1 milioane de dolari pe episod pentru cei mai importanţi cinci actori principali), valoarea facturilor a crescut vertiginos, cu atât mai mult cu cât episoadele acestui ultim sezon sunt mai lungi - o oră şi douăzeci de minute pentru ultimele trei, durate similare celor ale unor filme de lungmetraj. Doar episodul pilot a costat aproape 10 milioane de dolari în condiţiile în care cel mai scump sezon difuzat, al şaptelea, a costat 100 de milioane de dolari. Investiţia este rentabilă, potrivit The New York Times, întrucât franciza "Game of Thrones" a adus anual postului HBO încasări de 1 miliard de dolari. Este, de asemenea, serialul recompensat cu cele mai multe premii Emmy - 47 în total. Top secret După ce patru episoade din sezonul al cincilea au ajuns fraudulos pe internet înainte de difuzarea lor oficială, postul HBO şi-a înăsprit procedurile de comunicare. Cei doi producători principali, David Benioff şi D.B Weiss, care vor regiza ultimul episod, au turnat mai multe variante de final pentru a evita scurgerile de informaţii, o tehnică utilizată anterior şi în cazul serialelor &#39;&#39;The Sopranos&#39;&#39; şi &#39;&#39;Breaking Bad&#39;&#39;. Actriţa Sophie Turner (interpreta personajului Sansa Stark) a mărturisit că a mers în mai multe spaţii de filmare false. De asemenea, un dispozitiv antidronă a fost folosit în timpul filmărilor. Stimularea turismului Cu platouri de filmare în aproximativ treizeci de locaţii din toată lumea, populara sagă fantastică a stimulat turismul pe oriunde a trecut - Irlanda de Nord, Islanda sau localităţile spaniole Osuna şi Girona au asistat la o explozie a numărului de vizitatori, în special datorită circuitelor turistice dedicate, potrivit datelor compilate în cartea &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones décodé&#39;&#39;, semnată de Ava Cahen. În ceea ce priveşte oraşul Dubrovnik din Croaţia, capitala fictivă a Westerosului, King&#39;s Landing, care a asistat la un aflux de turişti datorită serialului, autorităţile au fost nevoite să impună un plafon al numărului de vizitatori. Mode lansate Prenumele personajelor serialului i-au inspirat pe părinţi. În Regatul Unit, Arya se numără printre primele douăzeci de nume date copiilor (343 de copii au primit acest nume în 2017), în timp ce în Statele Unite Khaleesi a intrat în 2014 în top 1.000 cele mai utilizate nume (466 de mici Khaleesi s-au născut în 2017). Nu doar numele au fost imitate. Unul dintre principalii actori, Peter Dinklage, le-a cerut fanilor să nu mai cumpere câini din rasa Husky, precum cei utilizaţi în serial, deoarece numărul acestor animale abandonate în adăposturi a explodat. Acesta a crescut cu 700% după anul 2011 în Regatul Unit, potrivit asociaţiei pentru protecţia animalelor PETA. Fani prezidenţiali Barack Obama, fan al serialului, a cerut prezentarea în avanpremieră a celui de al şaselea sezon după ce HBO a blocat orice predifuzare. Donald Trump a făcut referire în repetate rânduri la deviza emblematică a familiei Stark: &#39;&#39;The winter is coming&#39;&#39; (&#39;&#39;Vine iarna&#39;&#39;). El a publicat pe Twitter mesajul "Sanctions are coming" ("Sancţiunile vin") - deturnând sensul frazei celebre pentru a saluta apropiata reimplementare a sancţiunilor contra autorităţilor de la Teheran, ridicate în urma acordului internaţional din 2015 ce vizează dosarul nuclear iranian, din care Statele Unite s-au retras ulterior - dar şi &#39;&#39;The wall is coming&#39;&#39;, cu referire la zidul de la graniţa cu Mexicul, spre nemulţumirea postului dar şi a unora dintre actori.AGERPRES/(AS - autor: Dana Purgaru, editor: Codruţ Bălu, editor online: Ady Ivaşcu)   Citiţi şi:   #GoT8 Sezonul 8 din &#39;&#39;Urzeala tronurilor&#39;&#39; începe, dar episoadele nu sunt atât de lungi pe cât se &#39;&#39;urzea&#39;&#39;     #GoT8 Cifrele tronurilor: episoadele, premiile, victimele dar şi audienţele   #GoT8 Scurt ghid de supravieţuire în Westeros   #GoT8 Lecţii de limba valyriană pentru cei mai pasionaţi fani ai serialului &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;   #GoT8 Arya Stark, cel mai sângeros personaj din serialul &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;   #GoT8 Cum s-a schimbat viaţa actorilor care joacă în "Urzeala Tronurilor"   #GoT8 George R. R. Martin, părintele "Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;   #GoT8 Impactul &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39; asupra televiziunii se va resimţi mult timp după finalul ultimei serii  
          #GoT8 Cum s-a schimbat viaţa actorilor care joacă în "Urzeala Tronurilor"      Comment   Translate Page      
După ce treci prin aventuri trepidante, într-o lume a luptelor pentru putere, trădări de familie, sau confruntări sângeroase cu temuţii White Walkers, viaţa oricui se poate schimba. Mai ales în lumea magică şi medievală a celebrului serial "Game of Thrones" (Urzeala Tronurilor) care a ajuns la cel din urmă sezon, potrivit ziarului spaniol El Pais. Kit Harington a avut nevoie de terapie, John Bradley şi-a găsit dragostea în braţele unei ziariste care l-a intervievat, Emilia Clark a suferit două anevrisme cerebrale în timpul filmărilor, iar perfida Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) îşi creşte copiii la ţară. De-a lungul acestui serial longeviv, care a debutat pe micile ecrane în 2011, multe lucruri s-au schimbat în viaţa actorilor. Unele împrejurări au fost nefericite, ca în cazul actriţei Emilia Clark (mama dragonilor, Daenerys Targaryen), care a suferit două operaţii pe creier. Ea s-a confruntat cu gravele probleme de sănătate pe când avea doar 24 de ani, după ce a terminat filmările la primul sezon al serialului şi a făcut recent aceste dezvăluiri revistei The New Yorker. De multe ori, tânăra actriţă a fost nevoită să recurgă la morfină pentru face faţă ritmului dur al turnărilor. Saltul la celebritate, deşi este dorit de mulţi actori, poate avea uneori un preţ mare, cum a dezvăluit recent şi Kit Harington (Jon Snow). În timpul filmărilor, el a început să simtă presiunea de a fi mereu în centrul atenţiei, ceea ce l-a făcut să se confrunte cu probleme psihice. "Serialul a devenit tot mai popular, iar eu am început să mă gândesc la ceea ce crede lumea despre mine. Aveam nevoie tot timpul de părerile celorlalţi", a explicat el. "Am fost la şedinţe de terapie în căutare de sprijin şi de linişte. Cel mai rău a fost în sezonul 6 când totul gravita în jurul personajului meu. Toată viaţa mea depindea de suspansul episodului final. A fost o senzaţie neplăcută. Am ajuns oare, să-l urăsc pe Jon Snow? Nu, de multe ori am simţit frustrare sau îngrijorare, dar nu mi-am urât niciodată personajul, am ajuns să-l îndrăgesc", a povestit el. Perfida Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), oricât de malefică ar fi pe micile ecrane, priveşte lucrurile cu mult calm, potrivit ziarului britanic The Times. Se numără printre protagoniştii serialului care s-a implicat în cele mai puţine proiecte, chiar dacă a atins faima. "Sunt mamă, acesta este motivul", a explicat actriţa britanică, celebră şi pentru tatuajele sale. Datorită veniturilor mari generate de serial, ea a putut să se concentreze mai mult pe creşterea celor doi copii ai săi. "Am mai multe opţiuni de a juca, desigur. Însă modul meu de evadare este propria mea realitate: copiii mei, canapeaua mea şi pregătirea zilnică a cinei". Faima în cazul lui Peter Dinklage capătă o dimensiune specială. Măsoară 1 metru şi 37 de centimetri (suferă de acondroplazie), iar personajul pe care îl interpretează este un pitic, Tyrion Lannister, dar de o mare statură morală. Datorită aspectului său fizic îi este mai greu să treacă neobservat în viaţa de zi cu zi, cum a recunoscut actorul ziarului The New York Times. Lumea îl opreşte şi fără să-i adreseze măcar o vorbă îşi face un selfie cu el. "De multe ori nici măcar nu vor să facă cunoştinţă cu mine", a mărturisit el. Într-o situaţie diametral opusă se află colegul său de platou Kristian Nairn (care îl interpretează pe Hodor) şi având înălţimea de 2 metri şi 2 centimetri. "Nu pot să mă ascund", a explicat el ziarului The Guardian. Ziarul britanic a dezvăluit şi alte detalii despre actorii care au intervenit de-a lungul timpului în "Urzeala Tronurilor". Astfel, Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark), copilul care a crescut odată cu serialul vrea să-şi reia studiile universitare în domeniul neuroştiinţei. Nu se ştie dacă ciudata condiţie mentală a personajului său l-a influenţat în acest sens. Carice Van Houten (care o interpretează pe preoteasa roşie Melisandre) s-a căsătorit cu actorul australian Guy Pearce, pe care l-a cunoscut în timp ce filma "Brimstone". Are acum un copil şi i s-a îndeplinit visul de a ajunge în Los Angeles. Un vis destul de modest, având în vedere ca principala ofertă profesională a fost apariţia într-un episod al serialului de animaţie "Familia Simpson". Ştim cum s-a schimbat viaţa multora dintre actorii care joacă în Urzeala Tronurilor, rămâne însă de văzut ce vor face în continuare după ce va cădea cortina asupra episodului final. Vom afla atunci dacă viaţa profesională va deveni pentru ei o povară, sau, dimpotrivă, dacă anonimatul îi va face mai fericiţi, încheie El Pais.AGERPRES/(AS-autor: Mihaela Nicolaescu, editor: Codruţ Bălu, editor online: Ady Ivaşcu)   Citiţi şi:   #GoT8 Cifrele tronurilor: episoadele, premiile, victimele dar şi audienţele   #GoT8 Scurt ghid de supravieţuire în Westeros   #GoT8 Lecţii de limba valyriană pentru cei mai pasionaţi fani ai serialului &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;   #GoT8 Arya Stark, cel mai sângeros personaj din serialul &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;    
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          Streets of Sudan flood with thousands of protesters - Daily Mail      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Streets of Sudan flood with thousands of protesters  Daily Mail
  2. New Sudan leader promises civilian government amid deadly protests  Sky News
  3. Sudan and Algeria have ousted leaders, but revolutions rarely end happily  The Guardian
  4. My Father Died Before He Could See al-Bashir Fall  The New York Times
  5. Why women led the uprising in Sudan  Washington Post
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          The New York Times: Poliţiştii utilizează sistemul Sensorvault, privind locaţia de la Google, pentru investigarea infracţiunilor      Comment   Translate Page      
Autorităţile americane au început să utilizeze baza de date Sensorvault a companiei Google, în care sunt stocate informaţii privind locaţia a sute de milioane de utilizatori, pentru a investiga infracţiuni, relatează publicaţia The New York Times.
          Top 10 Free Shopify Themes for eCommerce Sites      Comment   Translate Page      
Shopify is a popular eCommerce platform built on Ruby on Rails. Currently, it powers more than 600,000 online stores all over the world, such as the New York Times Shop, Penguin Books, Red Bull, and Tesla Motors. Although there are … Continue reading
          Dr. Judith Orloff, sharing her wisdom on her book, Emotional Freedom and Lisa Michaels speaking on Nature's Seven Steps to Ignite Your Dynamic Powers of Creation      Comment   Translate Page      
GuestThe Power of Intuition and Emotions to Heal with Judith Orloff - Learn a secret about achieving emotional freedom. In Dr. Judith Orloff's New York Times bestseller, Emotional Freedom she synthesizes traditional and nontraditional medicine, and shows readers how to identify their most powerful negative emotions such as depression, anger, worry, and fear and transform them into hope, compassion, and courage.Lisa Michaels will share about how the natural world is one of your most powerful teach ...
          Pentagon Papers Lawyer: Julian Assange Being Convicted Will Criminalize the News-Gathering Process      Comment   Translate Page      

by Cassandra Fairbanks, The Gateway Pundit: James Goodale, the vice president and general counsel of the New York Times during the Pentagon Papers scandal, is warning that the light charges against Julian Assange is part of an extradition scheme that could ultimately criminalize the news-gathering process in the digital age. Goodale warns that generally speaking, […]

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          A prisão de Assange é um aviso da história      Comment   Translate Page      

A prisão de Assange é um aviso da história



Desenho por Nathaniel St. Clair
O vislumbre de Julian Assange sendo arrastado da embaixada equatoriana em Londres é um emblema dos tempos. Pode contra a direita. Muscle contra a lei. Indecência contra a coragem. Seis policiais maltrataram um jornalista doente, seus olhos estremecendo contra sua primeira luz natural em quase sete anos.
Que esse ultraje aconteceu no coração de Londres, na terra da Magna Carta, deveria envergonhar e irritar todos os que temem por sociedades “democráticas”. Assange é um refugiado político protegido pelo direito internacional, o destinatário do asilo sob um estrito pacto ao qual a Grã-Bretanha é signatária. As Nações Unidas deixaram isso claro na decisão legal de seu Grupo de Trabalho sobre Detenção Arbitrária.
Mas para o inferno com isso. Deixem os bandidos entrar. Dirigido pelos quase fascistas em Trump's Washington, em aliança com o equatoriano Lenin Moreno, um judas latino-americano e mentiroso procurando disfarçar seu regime rançoso, a elite britânica abandonou seu último mito imperial: o da justiça e da justiça.
Imagine Tony Blair arrastado de sua casa georgiana de vários milhões de libras em Connaught Square, Londres, algemado, para ser enviado para a doca em Haia. Pelo padrão de Nuremberg, o "crime supremo" de Blair é a morte de um milhão de iraquianos. O crime de Assange é o jornalismo: responsabilizar os vorazes, expor suas mentiras e capacitar as pessoas em todo o mundo com a verdade.
A prisão chocante de Assange carrega um aviso para todos os que, como Oscar Wilde escreveu, “costuram as sementes do descontentamento [sem as quais] não haveria avanço para a civilização”. O aviso é explícito para os jornalistas. O que aconteceu com o fundador e editor do WikiLeaks pode acontecer com você em um jornal, você em um estúdio de TV, você no rádio, você está executando um podcast.
O principal atormentador de mídia de Assange, o Guardian, um colaborador do Estado secreto, mostrou seu nervosismo esta semana com um editorial que escalou novas alturas de doninhas. O The Guardian explorou o trabalho de Assange e do WikiLeaks no que seu editor anterior chamou de “o maior furo dos últimos 30 anos”. O jornal contornou as revelações do WikiLeaks e reivindicou os elogios e riquezas que vieram com eles.
Com nem um centavo indo para Julian Assange ou para o WikiLeaks, um livro do Guardian levou a um lucrativo filme de Hollywood. Os autores do livro, Luke Harding e David Leigh, ligaram sua fonte, abusaram dele e revelaram a senha secreta que Assange havia dado ao jornal em sigilo, que foi projetado para proteger um arquivo digital contendo cabos vazados da embaixada americana.
Com Assange agora preso na embaixada equatoriana, Harding se juntou à polícia do lado de fora e se regozijou em seu blog que “a Scotland Yard pode rir por último”. O Guardian desde então publicou uma série de falsidades sobre Assange, e não menos uma alegação desacreditada de que um grupo de russos e o homem de Trump, Paul Manafort, visitaram Assange na embaixada. As reuniões nunca aconteceram; era falso.
Mas o tom mudou agora. "O caso de Assange é uma teia moralmente emaranhada", opinou o jornal. “Ele (Assange) acredita em publicar coisas que não deveriam ser publicadas… Mas ele sempre iluminou coisas que nunca deveriam ter sido escondidas.
Essas "coisas" são a verdade sobre o modo homicida como a América conduz suas guerras coloniais, as mentiras do Ministério das Relações Exteriores britânico em sua negação de direitos a pessoas vulneráveis, como os habitantes de Chagos, a exposição de Hillary Clinton como apoiadora e beneficiária de o jihadismo no Oriente Médio, a descrição detalhada dos embaixadores americanos sobre como os governos da Síria e da Venezuela poderiam ser derrubados e muito mais. Está tudo disponível no site do WikiLeaks.
O Guardião está compreensivelmente nervoso. Policiais secretos já visitaram o jornal e exigiram e conseguiram a destruição ritual de um disco rígido. Sobre isso, o papel tem forma. Em 1983, uma funcionária do Ministério do Exterior, Sarah Tisdall, vazou documentos do governo britânico que mostravam quando as armas nucleares americanas chegariam à Europa. O Guardião foi regado de elogios.
Quando uma ordem judicial exigia conhecer a fonte, em vez de o editor ser preso por um princípio fundamental de proteção de uma fonte, Tisdall foi traído, processado e cumprido seis meses.
Se Assange for extraditado para a América por publicar o que o Guardião chama de “coisas” verdadeiras, o que impedirá o atual editor, Katherine Viner, de segui-lo, ou o editor anterior, Alan Rusbridger, ou o prolífico propagandista Luke Harding?
O que deve impedir os editores do New York Times e do Washington Post, que também publicaram pedaços da verdade que se originou com o WikiLeaks, e o editor do El Pais na Espanha, e o Der Spiegel na Alemanha e o Sydney Morning Herald na Austrália. A lista é longa.
David McCraw, advogado principal do New York Times, escreveu: “Eu acho que a acusação [de Assange] seria um precedente muito ruim para os editores… de tudo o que eu sei, ele está na posição de uma editora clássica e a lei seria temos muita dificuldade em distinguir entre o New York Times e o WilLeaks. ”
Mesmo que os jornalistas que publicaram os vazamentos do WikiLeaks não sejam convocados por um júri americano, a intimidação de Julian Assange e Chelsea Manning será suficiente. O jornalismo real está sendo criminalizado por bandidos à vista. A dissidência se tornou uma indulgência.
Na Austrália, o atual governo fascinado pelos Estados Unidos está processando dois informantes que revelaram que os espiões de Canberra grampearam as reuniões de gabinete do novo governo de Timor-Leste com o propósito expresso de enganar a pequena e empobrecida nação fora de sua própria parcela do petróleo. e recursos de gás no Mar de Timor. Seu julgamento será realizado em segredo. O primeiro-ministro australiano, Scott Morrison, é famoso por sua participação na criação de campos de concentração para refugiados nas ilhas do Pacífico de Nauru e Manus, onde crianças se machucam e se suicidam. Em 2014, Morrison propôs campos de detenção em massa para 30.000 pessoas.
O jornalismo real é o inimigo dessas desgraças. Uma década atrás, o Ministério da Defesa em Londres produziu um documento secreto que descrevia as três principais ameaças à ordem pública: terroristas, espiões russos e jornalistas investigativos. Este último foi designado como a maior ameaça.
O documento foi vazado para o WikiLeaks, que o publicou. "Não tivemos escolha", disse-me Assange. "É muito simples. As pessoas têm o direito de saber e o direito de questionar e desafiar o poder. Isso é democracia verdadeira.
E se Assange, Manning e outros no seu caminho - se houver outros - forem silenciados e “o direito de saber, questionar e desafiar” for retirado?
Na década de 1970, conheci Leni Reifenstahl, amiga íntima de Adolf Hitler, cujos filmes ajudaram a lançar o feitiço nazista sobre a Alemanha.
Ela me disse que a mensagem em seus filmes, a propaganda, não dependia de "ordens de cima", mas do que ela chamava de "vazio submisso" do público.
“Esse vazio submisso incluiu a burguesia liberal e educada?” Perguntei a ela.
“É claro”, ela disse, “especialmente a intelligentsia…. Quando as pessoas não fazem mais perguntas sérias, elas são submissas e maleáveis. Nada pode acontecer."
E fez.
O resto, ela poderia ter acrescentado, é história.
 tradução literal via computador.
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William Adolphus Ross (1817-1900) was born in Dublin, a son of a banker called Henry Ross. (Henry was originally from Belfast as confirmed by newspaper reports of the untimely death of his teenage daughter Letitia Isabella, aged 14, in 1829, where he is described as 'Mr Henry Ross, of Belfast, late of Dublin'. When Henry died in 1863, at Holywood aged 77, he was buried at the 'new burying ground' in Belfast).

William had been been the managing director of Cantrell & Cochrane, where his business acumen saw the Belfast soft drinks operation become more profitable than the Dublin headquarters (see here). This article reveals more. There was a fall-out within the firm; William left and set up his own business in summer 1879 - which became a true Belfast global giant.

His new firm became famous simply as Ross's, selling mineral waters and ginger ales around the world from Belfast. Their advertising and giftware is iconic and sought-after still today. You can still find some of Ross's signage high up on the Belfast skyline at the entrance to the Victoria Square shopping mall, where their former head office building still stands.

He lived at a house called Iv-a-Craig in Craigavad, where he died on 22 September 1900 and was buried at Holywood.

His son George Harrison Ross took over the Belfast operation. His other son, and namesake, William Adolphus Ross, had settled in New York some time in the  (at Livingston, Staten Island) and opened up commercial opportunities for the company there. This must be the point at which the company became W. A. Ross & Brother Limited. This advert is from the New York Times, 22 June 1910.



But lesser known are their forays into alcoholic beverages. Here's a photo of their 'O.P.S.' brand of unblended old pot still whiskey, clearly sourced from Comber Distilleries (the established 1825 date is the giveaway). You can also see from the label that the firm had operations in Belfast, Liverpool, Leith near Edinburgh and London. Their Liverpool outlet for a time had an arrangement to bottle and supply Guinness.









































W.A. Ross junior died in July 1912 in Edinburgh, having just been in Belfast the week before. Even though he had been a resident of New York for many years he remained a member of the Ulster Reform Club.

Eventually, in the 1980s, the story went full circle when the famous firm merged with Cochrane's and the Ross's brand was closed.

























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Republican Values by Nancy Ohanian

Bret Stephens is one of the New York Times' neoconservative #NeverTrump on-staff Republicans. Yesterday's column, Trump and the Annihilation of Shame, is another public yearn for the good ole days. "The contrast between then and now," he wrote, "is worth pondering in the Age of Trump-- an age whose signature feature isn’t populism or nationalism or any other –ism widely attached to the president. It’s the attempted annihilation of shame. Shame is neither sin nor folly. It’s what people are supposed to feel in the commission, recollection or exposure of sin and folly. In days bygone, the prescribed method for avoiding shame was behaving well. Or, if it couldn’t be avoided, feeling deep remorse and performing some sort of penance." Stephens could have as easily been writing this column about Joe Biden, but it fits Trump like a glove.
By contrast, the Trumpian method for avoiding shame is not giving a damn. Spurious bone-spur draft deferment? Shrug. Fraudulent business and charitable practices? Snigger. Outrageous personal invective? Sneer. Inhumane treatment of children at the border? Snarl.

Hush-money payoffs to a porn-star and centerfold mistresses? Stud!

The annihilation of shame requires two things. First, nerve: Whatever else might be said about Trump, it takes immense brass to lie as frequently and flagrantly as he does without apparently triggering any kind of internal emotional crisis. Ordinary mortals tend to blush when caught out in some kind of mischief. Trump smirks.

...It was once the useful role of conservatives to resist these sorts of trends-- to stand athwart declining moral standards, yelling Stop. They lost whatever right they had to play that role when they got behind Trump, not only acquiescing in the culture of shamelessness but also savoring its fruits. Among them: Never being beholden to what they said or wrote yesterday. Never holding themselves to the standards they demand of others. Never having to say they are sorry.

Trump-supporting conservatives-- the self-aware ones, at least-- justify this bargain as a price worth paying in order to wage ideological combat against the hypostatized evil left. In fact it only makes them enablers in the degraded culture they once deplored. What Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx is to Smollett, they are to Trump.
Funny how Stephens and normal people view the history of the amoral nature of conservativism so differently. As though Reagan and his regime were so very different from Trump and his intros regard. Poor guy; binded by the light right. The was a far better and more relevant moral lesson over the weekend than Stephens' from John Pavlovitz over at Stuff That Needs To Be Said: The Terribly Tiny God of MAGA Christians. Pavlovitz feels sorry for professed Christians who support Señor Trumpanzee. "They have a profound and fundamental spiritual problem," he wrote. "[T]heir God is too small. They passionately worship a deity made in their own image: white, American, Republican, male-- and perpetually terrified of just about everything: Muslims, immigrants, gay children, Special Counsel reports, mandalas, Harry Potter, Starbuck holiday cups, yoga, wind turbines, Science-- everything. Their God is so laughably minuscule, so fully neutered of power, so completely devoid of functioning vertebrae that 'He' cannot protect them from the encroaching monsters they are certain lurk around every corner to overwhelm them."
MAGA Christians sure put up a brave face, I’ll give them that. They shower this God with effusive praise on Sunday mornings, they sing with reckless abandon in church services about Him, they brazenly pump out their chests on social media regarding His infinite wisdom, they defiantly declare this God’s staggering might at every opportunity-- but their lives tell the truth: They believe He is impotent and scared and ineffectual. You can tell this because they insist on doing all the things that a God-sized God would simply do as part of the gig.

They need to be armed to the teeth at all times because they don’t really believe God will come through to defend them in a pinch-- and will always be outgunned.

They want to change gay couples and transgender teenagers themselves, because they don’t trust God to work within people as He desires. (Apparently God keeps making LGBTQ people, which really pisses them off.)


They want to stockpile and horde wealth, health insurance, and opportunity-- because this is a zero sum game; because the God they claim turned water into wine, and fed thousands with a few fish and some leftover bread-- can’t make enough for everyone.

They are obsessed with building a wall and defending a border and turning way refugees-- because their God isn’t generous or smart or creative enough to help them figure out how to welcome and care for everyone who requires it. 
They want no other religious traditions to have a voice, because their insecure and terribly tiny God is mortally threatened by such things.

MAGA Christians’ daily existence testifies that their God is a microscopic, myopic coward, who has appointed them to morally police a world He cannot handle or is not equipped to direct and renovate. That’s pretty sad.

In short, their God isn’t a God worth believing in or worshiping-- which is why they have to play God while they’re alive. It’s why they are furrowed-browed and white-nuckling their journey here-- not content to let Jesus take the wheel for fear he’d drive them outside their gated community and into the hood and ask them to get out and care for the people they’re so used to condemning.

If you’re going to have a God, it may as well be right-sized. The world deserves this... Their God is small and terrified-- and it suspiciously resembles them.

People deserve a God who so loves the world, not a God who thinks America First; whose creation begin without divides and borders and walls, because there is only a single, interdependent community.


People deserve a God who touched the leper and healed the sick and fed the starving and parted the seas and raised the dead-- not a quivering idol who drafts bathroom bills and social media crusades against migrant families.

People deserve a God who is neither white nor male nor cisgender-heterosexual, nor Republican-- because any other God isn’t big enough to bear the title or merit any reverence.

MAGA Christians believe in God earnestly, pray to God passionately, serve God with unflinching fervor. The problem is their God is too small, and as long as they are oriented toward such a tiny, useless deity-- they will continue to be compelled to do for God what they believe God should be doing, but can’t or won’t.

I feel sorry for them and for the world that has to be subjected to their pocket-sized theology when there is an expansive space waiting.

I hope and pray that these people soon find a God who is big enough so that they stop living so small.

For their sake-- and for ours.

Fascism Comes To America by Nancy Ohanian

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President Trump lashed out at The New York Times and sanctuary cities as his administration struggles to curb the surge in migrants arriving to the United States from Central America.
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Messico
Hanno passato il confine tra Guatemala e Messico. Mille migranti in cammino verso gli Stati Uniti
L'Osservatore Romano
Nelle prime ore di oggi almeno 1100 persone, provenienti dall’America Centrale, hanno superato il confine tra Guatemala e Messico nell’area di Ciudad Hidalgo. Sono diretti verso il confine con gli Stati Uniti. La carovana, che comprende anche persone provenienti da Cuba e da paesi africani, è formata soprattutto da cittadini honduregni, partiti mercoledì dalla località di San Pedro Sula. Si tratta della settima grande carovana di migranti da ottobre scorso.
L'Istituto nazionale delle migrazioni ha recentemente chiuso i centri statali dei migranti a Morelia, Acapulco, Nogales e Reynosa «per mancanza delle condizioni minime di accoglienza e di fornitura di servizi». Qualche comune nelle città di confine, come Tijuana, ha una Commissione municipale per i migranti che controlla una rete di strutture ma la maggior parte sono sature per il ritorno in massa dei centroamericani che avevano cercato asilo negli Stati Uniti e sono tornati in Messico in attesa della risposta di un giudice statunitense alla loro richiesta.
La questione migrazione è in queste ore più che mai al centro di polemiche negli Stati Uniti. Secondo il «New York Times», il presidente Donald Trump avrebbe chiesto privatamente la settimana scorsa a Kevin McAleenan, nominato in quei giorni pro tempore a capo della Homeland Security — dopo il licenziamento di Kirstjen Nielsen — di chiudere il confine con il Messico, promettendogli che in caso di violazione della legge e di problemi con la giustizia gli avrebbe concesso la grazia. L’episodio smentirebbe quanto detto ufficialmente da Trump, vale a dire che gli Stati Uniti darebbero al Messico un anno di tempo per evitare che il confine venga sigillato. Alla ricostruzione dei fatti riportata oggi dal quotidiano ha risposto il Dipartimento degli interni sottolineando in una nota che il presidente Donald Trump «non ha mai indicato, chiesto, ordinato o indotto Kevin McAleenan a fare alcunchè di illegale». McAleenan era già capo dell’organismo per la protezione delle frontiere U.S. Customs and border protection. L’agenzia Homeland Security è una sorta di superministero creato da George Bush dopo l'11 settembre, con competenze che vanno dalla polizia di frontiera all'anti-terrorismo. Il suo operato negli ultimi tempi non ha soddisfatto Trump, ilquale aveva criticato apertamente Kirstjen Nielsen, accusata di non aver saputo reagire all'aumento dei flussi di profughi e migranti alla frontiera meridionale. Lunedì scorso Trump ha scritto su Twitter: «Il Messico deve arrestare tutti i clandestini e non consentire loro di fare la lunga marcia fino agli Stati Uniti, o non avremo altra scelta che chiudere le frontiere. Il nostro paese è pieno». A Washington è ancora tutto aperto il confronto tra il presidente e il Congresso sulla costruzione del muro con il Messico. Trump ha chiesto 18 miliardi che il congresso si è rifiutato di mettere a bilancio: ne è scaturito a gennaio il record di settimane di cosiddetto shutdown. Poi Trump ha ottenuto che il Pentagono assicurasse un miliardo di dollari. Per aggirare le resistenze del Congresso e procurarsi i fondi per la costruzione Trump ha dichiarato lo stato di emergenza ma sono scattati diversi ricorsi. Si sono mosse le autorità giudiziarie di diversi stati — California in testa — sostenendo che lo stato di emergenza non esiste perché i numeri reali di coloro che cercano di attraversare la frontiera non sono particolarmente alti.
L'Osservatore Romano, 13-14 aprile 2019.

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From the article on Henry Makow's site in Canada, 'Arrest of Julian Assange is Just Theatre':

This past week, Britain got the perfect media distraction from its massive betrayal of Brexit voters - the 'arrest' of Julian Assange in the London Ecuador Embassy, a month after Ecuador received $4.2 billion in funding from the USA-dominated IMF, and with Ecuador now lined up for a new USA trade 'deal'.

We all tend to be too eager for a 'hero' against the establishment, so we don't notice that sometimes, a fake 'hero' is supplied by the CIA's own favoured media outlets.

And indeed, there is evidence that anti-9-11-truth Assange, is a Mossad - CIA fraud, with a long history tied to the world's wealthiest family, the Israel-devoted Rothschilds. We need to see what every major government knows, there is nothing real about either Julian Assange or Edward Snowden.

A helpful history is gathered in, 'Wikileaks is a Rothschild operation: Rothschilds use Wikileaks to wound rival bank, Julian Assange’s bail posted by Rothschild sister-in-law' [details below about Julian Assange helping the Rothschild bank to wreck a rival]

The 'Assange living in the Ecuador embassy for 7 years' story, is apparently a fairy tale, an easy hoax to pull off, with Assange only there for photos and meetings. The IMF - USA cash & trade deal for Ecuador, not only rewards staging the 'arrest' of Assange, but also the cover-up of the fact he was never really living there.

Assange was easily moved in & out to Rothschild friends' homes, using wig, fake glasses & moustache, workman's uniforms etc; London police on 24 / 7 watch, helping under national security orders; Ecuador embassy staff perhaps bribed, and facing career destruction or worse, plus no media support, if they say anything.

To fill the details, one can start by noting the very friendly, mutual-praise relationship between Julian Assange and Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, documented on Veterans Today. and on Israel's major news website Ha'aretz

Ha'aretz even reports Turkish leading figures close to Erdogan talking about the evidence of Wikileaks as an Israeli-supported operation, the Turks complaining: "Israel is very pleased. Israel has been making statements for days, even before the release of these [Wikileaks] documents. Documents were released and they immediately said, Israel will not suffer from this. How did they know that?"

Veterans Today reports they learned of Israeli media quoting Bibi Netanyahu saying, "Assange is talking to us and nothing will be released that will hurt us", VT adding: "Wikileaks is a unit of Israeli intelligence ... as early as 2011, Julian Assange admitted that all Wikileaks material was submitted to Israel before publishing, with some of that editing and reviewing done at New York Times offices by staff from the Israeli consulate in New York. We have on the spot confirmation of this. "

Assange's childhood in Australia was enmeshed with a CIA-tied mind-control cult abusing children, called 'The Family'

One of Julian Assange's early 'Wikileaks' campaigns, was to greatly damage the 1800s-vintage Swiss Bank Julius Baer (Julius Bär), the great rival to the Rothschild Bank in Switzerland.

At age 52, wealthy Julius Baer CEO Alex Widmer was found 'mysteriously dead', allegedly 'suicide'. Assange provided 'leaks' about Julius Baer and its clients, Assange claiming to be concerned about 'tax evasion', striking fear into the bank's customers, and eventually sinking the bank's share value 60%.

Julius Baer went to court in the USA where Wikileaks was hosted, to stop Wikileaks revealing client data ... the Fox Rothschild law firm represented Wikileaks, won, and got Wikileaks back dishing dirt on the Rothschild bank rival, permanently damaging it.

Another Julian Assange lawyer has been Mark Stephens of Finers Stephens Innocent, legal advisors to Rothschild Waddesdon Trust.

A person who has posted bail for Assange, is UK socialite Jemima Khan née Goldsmith (Goldschmidt), a sister in law of the Rothschilds, her brother Ben wed Kate Rothschild, her father James Goldsmith a Ro

The Rothschild-backed and supervised 'The Economist' touted Julian as a great 'hero' for his Swiss bank leaking that helped the Rothschild bank trounce its competitor.

The UK Guardian news site, major early promoter of Assange, has had 'Scott Trust' board supervision from Paul Myners of Rothschild Ltd & Sons, and Anthony Salz of Investment Bank Rothschild.

Assange has stayed at the country mansion of Vaughan Smith, owner of media organisation Frontline Trust, where Assange has been a speaker, 'Frontline' funded by George Soros ... Soros is a partner of Rothschild cousin Goldsmith, and Richard Katz of Rothschild & Sons has been director of the Soros Open Society Institute, with other Rothschild bank employees also on Soros boards.

The pumper of Edward Snowden, Gleen Greenwald has been a Rothschild family employee too, brought in after they realised it was too ridiculous to sell Snowden via the Washington Post reporter Snowden first 'leaked' to, Bart Gellman, who is the biographer & friend of USA Vice President & warmonger Dick Cheney ... Now, Greenwald is funded by CIA-Ukraine meddling billionaire Pierre Omidyar.

Notice that despite 'USA federal criminal indictment' etc, there is no seizure of Wikileaks funds etc, or deplatforming of its touts - Wikileaks successfully shilling for donations even now ... whilst many other people, have been de-platformed, banned, blocked from fundraising etc, for mere slightly dissident opinion, without even an accusation of crime.

At age 82, US longtime CIA adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted on 29 November 2010 on USA television, the PBS News Hour, that Wikileaks were clearly intel-agency seeded and selected.
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Aside from Wikileaks material on countries targeted by the US-Nato or Israel - such as the 'Arab Spring' incitement material - 'Wikileaks' regarding the USA were 'nothing dramatically new' (US foreign torture etc); 'control file' material (Hillary-bashing, to hold over her head in case she won); and overall designed to 'rat trap' - lure, identify & destroy - real dissidents lured into contacting Wikileaks.

At least two people who contacted Assange have turned up dead - Seth Rich & Peter W Smith. Assange pretends to be 'concerned' about the former; he denies receiving the latter's files. Others are jailed.

Tho they claim to fear extradition, Assange and Snowden, like good CIA assets, refuse to use the devastating files on USA Virginia federal judge bribery which have stopped other extraditions, even tho those judges are the exact ones who would allegedly put Assange & Snowden on trial. It is all been a fraud with these 'fake heroes', and the satanists are having a good laugh over it.

Why was Assange 'arrested' now? The 'seven years living in a tiny room in the London Ecuador Embassy' story, was obviously getting long in the tooth, harder to believe the longer it continued. Assange and Snowden are creations of the Obama CIA, and shortly after Trump took office, moves were made toward winding down the Assange hoax, with Sweden even dropping their dodgy 'rape charges' against Assange in early 2017. The timing at the moment, was chosen to distract from the British Brexit debacle, now tearing apart British society with the betrayal of 17 million UK Brexit voters.

There is also the fact that the ongoing travails of a supposed 'dissident hero', with a popular 'personality', distracts from many things, such as Israel's latest bombing attack on Syria, or on Gaza. Every week for a while there can be some new 'Assange story' twist and turn.

We may have news-headline 'Assange updates' ahead for months or even years, perhaps ending finally in some fake 'people's victory' for Assange, or perhaps even a fake 'trial' and a fake 'imprisonment', as people suspect take place for some of these unlikely purported 'lone wolf attackers' who are presented to us in various suspicious 'killing events'.

What is the basis of the deep bond between Julian Assange and the Rothschilds? The Rothschilds with their estimated 400 billion (at least) fortune, and passion for Israel, naturally have a great interest in media control, taking a direct role on boards supervising leading global media such as the UK Guardian and The Economist.

But in order to really control media, one needs to control the 'opposition' media as well, and to channel the energies of potential dissidents. During the Obama era, it was decided to give the world two fake 'dissident heroes', pumped by Rothschild and CIA partner media, who would deceive the entire world. These two fake dissidents, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, perhaps exceeded expectations in how they duped the public, despite their obvious Rothschild and CIA-establishment connections, and despite obvious trouble signs such as indulging Israel and aggressively opposing 9-11 truth.

Assange and Snowden provided many side benefits for the global NWO cabal, such as de-legitimising real dissidents, with many people saying things like, 'Well, if it was true, wouldn't Assange and Snowden, and their 'brave' media, be telling us about it?' The tragic unknowable, is how many dissidents were crushed and silenced, even killed, after being lured into the 'rat trap' of Snowden & Assange and their media.

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          FOR DISGRUNTLED @CNN AND @MSNBC VIEWERS ONLY: Reeducation Digest #1      Comment   Translate Page      
As a public service for long-time viewers of CNN and MSNBC who were shocked to discover that the two-year long narrative of Trump-Russia collusion was a total and complete hoax, the following tidbits may help in your red-pill journey:
  1. Did you know that Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, was a Communist and, according to a former FBI agent, is a convert to Islam?
  2. In court proceedings in the UK, Christopher Steele, the man behind the “Russian Dossier”, has admitted under oath that the entire document was “unverified material" and expressed shock that it was made public by BuzzFeed.
  3. Remember when Rep. Adam Schiff published a response to the “Nunes Memo”, outlining how the DOJ and FBI really didn’t violate any norms, laws or protocols in spying on the Trump campaign (and, later, the administration)? Guess what? Now that the transcripts of DOJ/FBI officials are becoming public, it turns out Schiff’s document is filled with lies and misstatements. Exhibit 1: Schiff’s claim that the “Collusion” probe was opened in July of 2016. This appears to be direct lie, as both The New York Times and Rep. Devin Nunes have confirmed that the secret investigation into Trump began in “late 2015, early 2016”.
  4. Obama-era FBI director James Comey also apparently lied about when the investigation began. Like his disgraced, fired FBI deputy Andrew McCabe, Comey is reported to be the subject of a criminal referral for perjury and leaking of classified information.
Stay tuned for more, my fellow open-minded liberals. The dam is about to break.

Hat tip: BadBlue Uncensored News.

          Perussuomalaisten Putkosen makkarakommentti pääsi yhteen maailman suurimmista lehdistä – New York Times uutisoi eduskuntavaaleista      Comment   Translate Page      
Yhdysvaltain suurimpiin sanomalehtiin kuuluva New York Times on tehnyt uutisen Suomen eduskuntavaaleista. Perjantaina julkaistun jutun näkökulma on se, kuinka perussuomalaisten näkemykset ilmastoasioista ovat nousseet tärkeäksi tekijäksi puolueen kannatuksen nousussa. Lehden mukaan "ilmastohysteriasta"...
          A Playwright Who’s Been Dead For 80 Years Is At The Heart Of Contemporary German Theatre      Comment   Translate Page      
Really, why is Odon von Horvath so incredibly popular in Germany right now? Oh: “European directors have rushed to rediscover Horvath, who chronicled the struggles of ordinary people during a time of political menace and social uncertainty.” – The New York Times
          Акционеры Facebook предложили снять Цукерберга с поста главы совета директоров      Comment   Translate Page      

Очередная попытка смещения Марка Цукерберга с поста председателя совета директоров Facebook предпринята перед ежегодным собранием акционеров этой компании. Предложение обсудить данный вопрос в штаб-квартире Facebook 30 марта фигурирует в уведомлении, направленном в федеральную Комиссию по ценным бумагам и биржам США 12 апреля.

«Генеральный директор Facebook Марк Цукерберг председательствует в совете [директоров] с 2012 года. Право владения акциями двойного класса предоставляет ему приблизительно 60% голосующих акций, оставляя совету даже при наличии одного независимого директора ограниченную возможность контроля над властными полномочиями Цукерберга. Мы убеждены, что данное обстоятельство ослабляет руководство Facebook и [функцию] надзора за его правлением», — говорится в уведомлении.

«Генеральный директор, который одновременно председательствует [в совете директоров], может оказывать чрезмерно сильное влияние на совет и его повестку, ослабляя контроль над правлением. Разграничение постов председателя и гендиректора смягчает [остроту] такого конфликта [интересов], а избрание независимого председателя обеспечивает четкое разделение полномочий между генеральным директором и остальными членами совета», — поясняется в документе.

В нем напоминается, что подобная идея выносилась на рассмотрение Facebook неоднократно. Так, в 2017 году предложение набрало 51% поданных голосов, если не учитывать голоса 13 членов руководства и совета директоров компании. Отказ оставить Цукербергу лишь пост гендиректора привел к скандалу с Cambridge Analytica, обмену данными с китайской Huawei, распространению сфабрикованных новостей и вмешательству извне в выборы в США 2016 года, считают авторы предложения из числа миноритарных акционеров Facebook.

В марте 2018 года газета The New York Times сообщила, что британской компании Cambridge Analytica удалось собрать личные сведения десятков миллионов пользователей Facebook с целью разработки алгоритма анализа политических предпочтений избирателей. Как рассказали изданию бывшие сотрудники организации, созданный алгоритм облегчал рассылку пользователям политической рекламы с целью оказания влияния на их выбор.

Цукербергу пришлось выступить на двух слушаниях в конгрессе США. Предприниматель заверил американских законодателей в том, что впредь в социальной сети будут бережнее обращаться с персональной информацией.

Известный в США независимый журналист и эксперт по информационной безопасности Брайен Кребс заявил, что сотрудники Facebook в течение многих лет хранили пароли сотен миллионов пользователей в незашифрованном виде. По утверждению Кребса, речь идет о паролях от 200 млн до 600 млн пользователей. Доступ к ним, по его словам, могли иметь около 20 тыс. сотрудников соцсети. Представители соцсети позже признали, что пароли пользователей хранились во внутренней базе данных в читаемом формате.


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          Políticos americanos criticam Apple por remover músicas no Apple Music chinês      Comment   Translate Page      

Depois de remover músicas de artistas pró-democracia do Apple Music chinês, a gigante de Cupertino vem enfrentando críticas de legisladores americanos. Os políticos dizem que a Apple não deveria estar participando da censura promovida pelo governo da China.

Na última terça-feira (9) repercutiu a notícia de que a empresa havia removido de seu app de músicas na China uma música chamada Ren Jian Dao, que fala sobre o Massacre da Praça da Paz Celestial, em 1989. O massacre encerrou a maior manifestação contra o Partido Comunista Chinês (PCC) realizada até hoje.

Os manifestantes que foram às ruas por quase dois meses reclamavam das condições sociais, da repressão aos direitos individuais, à liberdade de imprensa e de expressão. Uma das cenas mais famosas do protesto foi quando um homem se colocou em frente a um tanque do governo.

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A Apple também retirou do seu serviço de streaming um cover da mesma canção chinesa. Outros artistas pró-democracia da China foram atingidos. Em alguns casos, listas e discografias foram removidas na íntegra dos servidores da Apple.

Acredita-se que as músicas removidas são uma estratégia do governo chinês para impedir manifestações públicas antes do 30º aniversário do massacre da Praça da Paz Celestial em junho deste ano.

Com a repercussão da notícia, membros do Congresso dos Estados Unidos passaram a criticar a Apple por seu papel na repressão liderada pela China. O senador Marco Rubio declarou: "É uma vergonha ver uma das empresas de tecnologia mais inovadoras e influentes da América apoiar os esforços agressivos de censura do governo chinês".

O governo da China é descrito por Rubio como um regime que "construiu um Estado totalitário através de níveis verdadeiramente orwellianos de vigilância em massa, censura pensada e abusos dos direitos humanos".

A deputada Cathy McMorris Rodgers repreendeu a Apple por não "ser uma voz mais forte pela liberdade em todo o mundo". Recentemente, a empresa retuitou comentários de um grupo de direitos humanos que trabalhava para relembrar as vítimas das atividades do regime comunista.

Uma queixa semelhante foi feita pelo deputado Greg Walden, que chamou a notícia "preocupante". "Quando relatos como esse são feitos, precisamos fazer perguntas sérias para garantir que os direitos humanos sejam protegidos", disse Walden, "e se essas notícias forem verdadeiras, a Apple deve uma explicação ao público".

Citando a Primeira Emenda dos Estados Unidos, o representante Bob Latta expressou preocupação de que a Apple "concordaria com as exigências feitas por autoridades chinesas para censurar a música pró-democracia". Ele também disse que "devemos esperar melhor dessas empresas".

Os comentários dos legisladores norte-americanos seguem a mesma linha de outros críticos, como a diretora da Human Rights Watch, Sophie Richardson, que chamou a decisão de "espetacularmente covarde, mesmo para os padrões [da Apple e do CEO Tim Cook]".

Não é a primeira vez que a Apple remove conteúdo de seus serviços a pedido do governo da China. A lista inclui a remoção do aplicativo oficial do New York Times da App Store no final de 2016, bem como um pedido de 2017 para derrubar aplicativos de rede virtual privada (VPN) capazes de contornar o "Grande Firewall" chinês. Em março de 2016, a Apple também desativou um emoji da bandeira de Taiwan em Macs chineses rodando o macOS 14.14.1.

Quando questionada sobre o assunto, a Apple diz que opera cumprindo as leis locais.

Leia a matéria no Canaltech.

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Brian Hook, the United States Special Representative for Iran, in an Opinion published in the New York Times, raises the question that: “Isn’t it time to abandon the policies that have kept the people of Iran and the United

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          Walter-Jörg Langbein: »Erich von Däniken zum 84.«      Comment   Translate Page      
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Into the Mist
Taine McKenna Adventures Book 1
by Lee Murray
Genre: SciFi Action, Thriller

When NZDF Sergeant Taine McKenna and his squad are tasked with escorting a bunch of civilian contractors into Te Urewera National Park, it seems a strange job for the army.



Militant Tūhoe separatists are active in the area, and with its cloying mist and steep ravines, the forest is a treacherous place in winter.

Yet nothing has prepared Taine for the true danger that awaits them. Death incarnate.

They backtrack toward civilisation, stalked by a prehistoric creature intent on picking them off one by one. With their weapons ineffective, the babysitting job has become a race for survival.

Desperate to bring his charges out alive, Taine draws on ancient tribal wisdom. Will it be enough to stop the nightmare? And when the mist clears, will anyone be left?



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