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This week, the FBI and the Justice Department opened investigations into the conduct of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers for unconstitutional actions during protests in September. The federal investigation
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In 2013, homicide detectives in Miami were finally closing in on suspects in the robbery and killing of a manager at a cellphone store six years earlier. A break in
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Cooperative board games are difficult to design. One major failure mode of a cooperative game is one player directing all the others what to do. At that point, it becomes a one-player game, only there are several additional people sitting around being bored.
One of the best-known cooperative games, Pandemic, has this problem really bad. Pandemic requires players to carefully coordinate in order to contain several diseases as they spread throughout the world. Unfortunately, the careful coordination often amounts to the most experienced player telling everybody else what to do. This is often a winning strategy, because the more experienced player can usually unambiguously identify the correct move. I refuse to play Pandemic for this reason.
But I do like other cooperative games. Here Ill go through some examples and describe how I think they address the issues with Pandemic.
In Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, players overcome obstacles by playing cards face down, and then summing up the points on those cards. The rule is, you cant say what cards you have available, or which ones youre choosing to play. Otherwise, it would be too easy for people to coordinate and play just the right number. You are, however, allowed to give ambiguous information like, Im helping a lot for this one.
This solution works, although personally I find it annoying how ambiguous the rule is. Its obviously against the rules if we use the phrase just a tad as code for Im playing a 1, but at what point does the code become illegal? I prefer games that have more formalized rules about what kind of information can be exchanged. Here are several examples:
In Hanabi each player holds their cards backwards, so that they are visible to everyone except themselves. In order to tell people about the cards in their hand, you have to expend clue tokens, and youre constrained to giving only specific types of clues.
In Mysterium players cooperate to solve a murder mystery by communicating with a ghost of the murdered person. The ghost (a player) is not allowed to say a single word the whole game, but can only communicate through mysterious visions (represented by cards with surrealist artwork).
Codenames isnt exactly a cooperative game, but there are two teams, and people within each team cooperate. Its a bit like Taboo or Pictionary in that one player tries to get their team to guess the right words. But the players communication is restricted to a single word per turn.
Many cooperative games, such as Shadows over Camelot and Battlestar Galactica: The...
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Originally thought to be one of John Whites drawings from his 16th-century Virginia expedition, this colourful miniature is now attributed to the French artist Jacques Le Moyne. It does not show a North American native as first thought but rather imagines an early inhabitant of the British Isles, a member of the Picts, a group of people who lived in what is now modern-day Scotland during the Late Iron Age and Early Medieval periods. As Lisa Ford from the Yale Center for British Art notes, the image was most likely intended to remind readers that early natives of the British Isles existed in a savage state similar to natives in the Americas. Although the Picts are often said to have tattooed themselves, there is little actual evidence for this, though their name does seem to stem from the Latin word Picti meaning painted or tattooed people. As Ford comments, Le Moynes rendering of this young woman in a head-to-toe floral tattoo brings together his two known subject areas, ethnological drawings and botanicals. Anyone clued up on their history of botany will notice that Le Moyne includes in his floral design species which were newly introduced to Western Europe at the time, and so rendering the woman in the picture slightly anachronistic.
No basis in reality, but a beautiful image. Via The Public Domain.
The comfortable nations often authorize the worst atrocities overseas through fear for their own safety, imagining themselves the victims to be protected from crime at all costs. Such attitudes entitle people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen to look in our direction when they ask, "Who are the criminals?"
A musical called Something Rotten! begs to be panned. However, Something Rotten! is actually a lot of fun with its over-the-top spoof on Broadway and skewering of the Bard. The musical that opened Tuesday in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre is a high-spirited romp through the Renaissance about two struggling playwrights living in the aura 
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"Prince was not addicted to pain medication. Prince had a medical condition -- chronic pain --which is criminally under-treated.... Physical dependence is not addiction." So reads one of many articles that defend opioids and blame their restrictions for the nation's opioid crisis.
writes that crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS) of
Saudi Arabia has decided to take the country into uncharted waters
with his internal crackdown on corruption, that has resulted in 11
princes and about 200 businessmen that include people who control
sources of power (such as the National Guard) that might challenge
him, arrested and detained in the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh, and
his military adventurism in the region. He has also challenged the
power of the clerical class in that country by decreeing that women
But Prashad says that it is not clear where he really wants to go with all these moves.
There is incoherence in the Crown Princes vision. On the one hand he wants to weaken the hold of the obscurantist clerics, but on the other hand he has taken a hard line against Iranthe very position that fans the flames of obscurantism in the Kingdom. It is sectarianism that is tinder for the clerics, a sectarianism that drove Saudi Arabias failed policies in Iraq, Qatar, Syria and Yemen. The Crown Princes sectarian wars have not succeeded. He has failed to overthrow Bashar al-Assad in Syria and failed to pacify the Yemeni people. He has failed to bring Qatar to heel and failed to lessen Irans power in Iraq. His tantrum over Lebanon has resulted in a serious political crisis in that country, but it will not succeed in weakening Hezbollah. All this only provides fodder for the obscurantists inside Saudi Arabia. Allowing women to drive is of course an important forward step, but it is hardly going to break the power of the obscurantist clerics over Saudi society.
It is his aggressive attitude towards Iran that has elicited concern. Even though Iran is Shia-dominated and Saudi Arabia is Sunni-dominated, Murtaza Hussain writes that they share many similarities.
Despite their sectarian and ethnic differences, in many ways the two rivals are more similar to each other than the rest of their neighbors. Both are repressive petro-states that employ state religion as a tool for keeping their people in line. Both try to use sectarian identity as a way to cultivate their influence abroad. And both are seeking to establish themselves as regional hegemons, heedless of the destruction that their efforts cause.
What is really dangerous is the way that MBS seems to be itching to start a war with Iran, with the latest move comparing the su...
People living around the world, need to foster cultures that are bottom-up in structure. As such, the deceased John Lennon spoke to the "power of the people"(Bottom-up governance). In doing so, we foster health within ourselves, and can create a just, sustainable, equitable and love-filled future. This article speaks about transition a to bottom-up governance. The result? Empowered people in community.
The Public Domain has a fascinating article on Holywell Street, home of the Victorian porn trade. Theres much to see, and read.
Victorian sexuality is often considered synonymous with prudishness, conjuring images of covered-up piano legs and dark ankle-length skirts. Historian Matthew Green uncovers a quite different scene in the sordid story of Holywell St, 19th-century Londons epicentre of erotica and smut.
(Tentative warning: the essay includes some mildly explicit content, both text and image, which may not be suitable for all ages and dispositions!)*
*Having read the article, theres some very explicit language, not all of it nice. If youre sensitive to that sort of thing, have a care. And there are a host of pictures, lots of nudity.
This is one of many possible apologies: As a male feminist, I feel tremendously guilty now that the things I did have been made public. I imagined that any woman would have been thrilled to see a tiny penis peeking out from below my pasty, middle-aged paunch like the head of a geriatric albino turtle moments from death, and of course now I realize my behavior was wrong. In conclusion, I will wait 2-3 years before reappearing in film and TV and just sort of hope you all forget about this.
How Exit From The Matrix could change your life
by Jon Rappoport
November 24, 2017
Inside the psyche of the individual, something is going on. Something profound.
The creative impulse.
This is where the life blood of the soul lives.
Human beings chained to The Mechanical dont realize it. Theyre looking for the next resolution to the next problem.
The creative impulse cant be taken apart and separated into discrete elements. It cant be sliced and diced. It cant be made into an equation.
A person learns about his own creative impulse by acting on it. By creating.
This is far too simple for academics and professionals.
A revolution occurs when the individual throws off the shroud of consensus reality and creates what he truly wants to.
Life is never the same again.
The creative impulse carries with it just one imperative: CREATE.
Decide what to create and do it.
That isnt hard to understand.
When a person creates what he wants to, he establishes a new channel(s) of self-knowledge beyond words. He grasps an inner connection to the core of his being. He experiences it first-hand.
Time and time again, I have read writers who compose works about creativity. Inevitably, they come to a point where they add some extra piece: it is the really the universe that is giving a person permission to create; there is a field the individual taps into in order to create; there is a collective consciousness that is entered.
On and on it goes. Whereas, in fact, THE INDIVIDUAL CREATES. PERIOD.
There is no extra aspect that somehow determines and rules the creative impulse.
To create or not to create; that is the question.
That is the basic question which determines human psychology. If the answer is YES, you get one dynamic psychology. If the answer is NO, you get another essentially passive psychology, and then you also get endless problems, which are misunderstood.
In my mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, I include profound imagination exercises which, when practiced on a daily basis, can help bring an individuals creative impulse front and center, and can help him unleash his creative power.
This is the underlying goal of my work....
The doctor at the center of a child sex abuse scandal involving 125 victims within the USA Gymnastics Program has pleaded guilty molesting multiple girls. (TFTP) A massive case involving over a hundred women and girls is shining a light on the horrid sexual abuse and cover-up taking place within the USA Gymnastics program. For 
A federal judge offered praise but dismissed a high-profile and multi-year lawsuit against National Security Agency surveillance programs.
In 2013, following disclosures from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, attorney Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, and Charles Strange filed a lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction barring the government from collecting their phone records through a program operated under a section of the PATRIOT Act.
Judge Richard Leon of United States District Court of the District of Columbia issued a preliminary injunction in December 2013 and described the technology used for the NSA program as almost Orwellian. But twice, in 2014 and 2015, the federal appeals court in the same circuit sent the lawsuit back to the district court, asserting plaintiffs did not meet the burden of proof necessary to sue. Each time the appeals court avoided key constitutional issues.
While the zeal and vigilance with which plaintiffs have sought to protect our constitutional rights is indeed laudable, this court, in the final analysis, has no choice but to dismiss these cases for plaintiffs failure to demonstrate the necessary jurisdiction to proceed, Leon stated [PDF]. I do so today, however, well aware that I will not be the last district judge who will be required to determine the appropriate balance between our national security and privacy interests during this never-ending war on terror.
Hopefully, by the time these issues are next joined, our Supreme Court will have had the opportunity to provide us with further guidance on the parameters of our privacy interests in this era of ever-increasing electronic communication. If not, concerned citizens such as these will continue to shoulder the heavy yoke that vigilance to our constitutional liberties surely requires.
Leon agreed with the government that the passage of the USA FREEDOM Act in June 2015which was intended to address concerns over bulk metadata collection from phone recordsmeant the plaintiffs no longer had a case or controversy. He found little merit to arguments that the USA FREEDOM Act is riddled with loopholes and that the statute in many ways actually expands the wide-scaled unconstitutional surveillance.
To the argument from Klayman and Strange that they should be able to engage in discovery to show their metadata was collected under the NSA program, the judge maintained they must have some facts already before discovery could be granted. They...
America is kind and giving nation. The American people give to others in greater abundance than any other culture in the world. However, America is a greedy nation and engages in horrible acts of violence to perpetuate the satsifaction of greed. Is there a balance that must be achieved? Do these concepts have implications for the types of leaders that should be permitted to make decisions for the rest of us? Finally, is there something in our nature that will unlock Gods will in all of this?
I spend a great deal of time and effort revealing the evil of many of our leaders. And for most of the evil-doers, it comes own to one thing:
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Timothy 6:10
Yet, the Bible speaks very clearly to the fact that Christians should be giving and this belief is expressed in the following scripture.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Despite the admonition to be a giver rather than a receiver, we see that the word of God also honors hard work and achievement.
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.
One could be understandably confused. However, as the Lord intended, it is not a matter of either or, it is a matter of balance and priority.
One of my friends had a sister that was hand...
As is my wont, I found myself distracted by, and lost in yet another illuminated Medieval manuscript, a gorgeous Book of hours.
The Trs Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (English: The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry), is the most famous and possibly the best surviving example of French Gothic manuscript illumination, showing the late International Gothic phase of the style. It is a book of hours: a collection of prayers to be said at the canonical hours. It was created between c. 1412 and 1416 for the extravagant royal bibliophile and patron John, Duke of Berry, by the Limbourg brothers. When the three painters and their sponsor died in 1416, possibly victims of plague, the manuscript was left unfinished. It was further embellished in the 1440s by an anonymous painter, who many art historians believe was Barthlemy dEyck. In 14851489, it was brought to its present state by the painter Jean Colombe on behalf of the Duke of Savoy. Acquired by the Duc dAumale in 1856, the book is now MS 65 in the Muse Cond, Chantilly, France.
Consisting of a total of 206 leaves of very fine quality parchment, 30 cm in height by 21.5 cm in width, the manuscript contains 66 large miniatures and 65 small. The design of the book, which is long and complex, has undergone many changes and reversals. Many artists contributed to its miniatures, calligraphy, initials, and marginal decorations, but determining their precise number and identity remains a matter of debate. Painted largely by artists from the Low Countries, often using rare and costly pigments and gold, and with an unusually large number of illustrations, the book is one of the most lavish late medieval illuminated manuscripts.
After three centuries in obscurity, the Trs Riches Heures gained wide recognition in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, despite having only very limited public exposure at the Muse Cond. Its miniatures helped to shape an ideal image of the Middle Ages in the collective imagination, often being interpreted to serve political and nationalist agendas. This is particularly true for the calendar images, which are the most commonly reproduced. They offer vivi...
Monsanto and some soybean and wheat growers' organizations are suing California re: mandatory carcinogen labeling on Roundup/Glyphosate, described by Robert Kennedy Jr: "Democracy is alive and well in California where judges are still willing to stand up for science, even against the most powerful corporate polluters. This decision gives Californians the right to protect themselves and their families from chemical trespass."
The women accusing the Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct have faced doubt and derision. Other women, who have alleged sexual assault or harassment by powerful men in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and elsewhere, have become targets for online abuse or had their careers threatened. Harvey Weinstein went so far as to hire ex-Mossad operatives to investigate the personal history of the actress Rose McGowan, to discourage her from publicly accusing him of rape.
There are many reasons for women to think twice about reporting sexual assault. But one potential consequence looms especially large: They may also be prosecuted.
This month, a retired police lieutenant in Memphis, Tennessee, Cody Wilkerson, testified, as part of a lawsuit against the city, not only that police detectives sometimes neglected to investigate cases of sexual assault but also that he overheard the head of investigative services in the citys police department say, on his first day in charge: The first thing we need to do is start locking up more victims for false reporting. Its an alarming choice of priorities and one that can backfire.
In 2015 we wrote an article for ProPublica and the Marshall Project about Marie, an 18-year-old who reported being raped in Lynnwood, Washington, by a man who broke into her apartment. (Marie is her middle name.) Police detectives treated small inconsistencies in her account common among trauma victims as major discrepancies. Instead of interviewing her as a victim, they interrogated her as a suspect. Under pressure, Marie eventually recanted and was charged with false reporting, punishable by up to a year in jail. The court ordered her to pay $500 in court costs, get mental health counseling for her lying and go on supervised probation for one year. More than two years later, the police in Colorado arrested a serial rapist and discovered a photograph proving he had raped Marie.
What happened to Marie seemed unthinkable. She was victimized twice first raped, then prosecuted. But cases like hers can be found around the country. In 1997, a legally blind woman reported being raped at knife point in Madison, Wisconsin. That same year, a pregnant 16-year-old...
AUGUSTA, Ga. A Richmond County Deputy is out of a job and behind bars, accused of physically abusing a 12-year-old. The Richmond County Sheriffs Office says Deputy Alton Walker hit
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Kim Dotcom, wanted in the US for alleged widespread illegal file sharing, has vowed to build an alternative internet to combat privacy and freedom problems online.
Nearly 20 law enforcement officials will keep their jobs after they were caught cheating on an open-book exam that is required by the department.
Feeding the homeless is now illegal in Atlanta and you will be ticketed and extorted unless you pay the state for permission beforehand.
(INTELLIHUB) Well, its Black Friday, and that only means one thing fights! And yes, lets face it, these people are willing to fight over just about anything, including toy cars.
The following video demonstrates just how decimated our modern society has become. Can you beleive it? Grown-ups fighting over a toy car!
Even liberals can fall prey to it. Heres an article about those vile Southern Baptists having a vile conference in which they rail against all them gay sissy boys and transgernders and baby rapers, except Roy Moore, who is their kind of baby raper, and I can share the authors sentiments about how awful and hypocritical these bigots are. Unfortunately, what caught everyones attention is the opening performance of the conference. This one. Of a guy doing a rainbow flag dance.
The comment from our liberal colleague about this performance:
But wow they opened their conference with the gayest performance they could find among their straight participants.
I guess us straight people arent allowed to dance, even badly, without turning gay. You know, all those gay people with their flamboyance and their colorful displays and their uninhabited behaviors. Weve got to categorize people. Men who dance: gay.
Were all shackled throughout our lifetimes by these expectations that we have to conform to certain behaviors to fit in to our expected roles. I have no desire to dance, not in the slightest, because Id be really, terribly, embarrassingly bad at it. And why am I bad at it? Because in my narrow little world, it was not encouraged, and you were weird if you, white boy, were dancing. We get it shamed out of us. Its another stereotype that white people cant dance, but its not because were lacking in a basic human capability, its because were discouraged from learning.
Another example: I spent the first dozen or so years of my life singing, several times a week, in church choir, where we got real training, and where, I like to think, I was even getting pretty good. And then I left religion, and with that, there was the unintended side effect of my voice drying up, because the only situation in which ordinary, poor or middle-class people sing is in churchand hell no, atheists dont go to church. Sometimes I want to sing, but the only relic of my past training is an acute consciousness of how bad my singing is now.
Im also afraid that any attempt at trying would conflict with my identity as a straight white atheist.
Were all going through life pulling on straitjackets, arent we?
The author writes, But net neutrality rules have some vocal and influential opponents. The most prominent are Republican politicians and regulators, conservative think tanks, and the Internet service providers that have to follow the rules. Those are the voices that counted most in [FCC Chairman] Pais decision to eliminate popular consumer protection regulations.
Small anecdotes from those who escaped help us better understand the hardships and disillusionment.
The author writes, Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab and French nonprofit Exodus Privacy have documented the proliferation of tracking software on smartphones, finding that weather, flashlight, rideshare, and dating apps, among others, are infested with dozens of different types of trackers collecting vast amounts of information to better target advertising.
Those who pledged Never Trump during his campaign are now benefitting from his court nominations.
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MANATEE, Florida A veteran homicide detective with the Manatee County Sheriffs Office has resigned after being arrested Wednesday night on a charge of domestic battery. Jeffrey Bliss, 45, was
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The doctor at the center of a child sex abuse scandal involving 125 victims within the USA Gymnastics Program has pleaded guilty molesting multiple girls.
A group of NYPD cops showed up at the hospital where an 18-year-old woman was seeking treatment after allegedly being raped by two Brooklyn detectives, in a bid to bully
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How nerdy and SJW can it get? Its called Potlatch, and its a game written with the assistance of Indians to educate people about a misunderstood principle.
Potlatch, the game is a strategic, educational card game based on indigenous philosophies. It is designed to meet K-12 educational standards for teaching about native history, economics, culture, and government. Potlatch, the game, was developed as a community effort with local elders and language experts. The game is written in both English and Lushootseed, the indigenous language of the Pacific Northwest. Game mechanics are based on sharing resources to meet other players needs for food, materials, technology, and knowledge.
What sold me was this recommendation, though:
A big change in thinking from other games. I started out thinking about what I was getting and by the end it was more important the way I was sharing.
Oh my god. If its any good, can we buy a bunch of copies, and then lock all the billionaires of the world in some rooms and force them to play until they grasp the concept?
$21 Trillion dollars is missing from the US government. That is $65,000 for every person in America. That is more than our entire national debt! Whats going on? Where is the money? How could this happen? How much has really gone missing? What would happen if a corporation failed to pass an audit like this? 
There sure has been a lot of screeching about witch hunts and sex panics lately. All these recent revelations about handsy celebrities and politicians with a poor sense of boundaries arent the perpetrators fault, oh no, boys will be boys and we ought to be willing to overlook a few violations of the personal space of mere Playboy pinups no, the problem is that people have gotten fed up and are willing to speak up and say NO!, which makes them all the equivalent of a Witchfinder General.
I disagree. The social mores have always been crystal clear on these behaviors, and weve always known that treating women as chattel is what bad guys do, but there has also always been a set of known exceptions: if youre rich and powerful, or sufficiently brutish, or an alpha male, its been understood that you get to ignore the requirements, especially on certain celebratory occasions, like when youve just conquered a village, or achieved a touchdown, or its your birthday, or you havent had sex in 3 hours. The Witch Hunters arent doing anything unfair or unegalitarian, theyre just declaring your exceptions null and void. Now you have to treat everyone at all times with the same respect you expect to be given to your sister, or your bros.
You can smell the desperation oozing off the press. Lazy journalists are already pining for the good old days when you could split the world they were reporting on in two: there were the Movers & Shakers, the powerful people with special rules, and you could do your job by just reporting what they said; and then there was the complex world of everyone else, who had diverse and rather different ideas about what is right and just, who you could just ignore. What mattered was what white men in nice suits with influential positions might say, and your goal as a journalist was to curry favor with them so that theyd give you a nice quote you could use in a story. Right now, those journalists are busy trying to restore the status quo, so they can stop having to work hard to track down facts and evidence and listen to the Great Mob, who are all Witch Hunters.
Saying theres a sex panic on the grounds that women dont like having their asses grabbed is the 2017 way of calling women frigid. In the 1950s, the woman who slapped a mans face for an unwanted grope was mocked for not being sexually open, for being uptight. Now shes accused of participating in a sex panic. But its all the same thing across the generations: When women stand up to say keep your hands off of me theres a good chance theyll be called prudes. Saying theres a sex panic is a fancy way of saying that womens bodies dont completely belong...
In our rush to worship at the altar of indulgence we have become heavily dependent on the idle fantasies of mass consumerism. Personal credit allows us to make purchases beyond our income-level. Advertisements subtly reshape our desires around material possessions. And the materialistic culture that surrounds us begins to make excessive consumption appear natural and normal. In the run up to Black Friday, stores have been leaking deals since October and teasing you with special online discounts and flash sales. We all know that there is no escaping Black Friday madness, but, why do we buy into the Black Friday hype? Why do we camp out ahead of a doorbuster run or elbow people out of the way so that we can get our hands on the latest flat screen TV? According to two consumer scientists, there are some key reasons why we shop like crazy.
Deals Feel Good
James Mourey, assistant professor at the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University, says that seeing something you like activates the nucleus accumbens this is central to the brains reward centre and makes us feel good. Any time people shop and they find a great deal, theres that psychological joy of pleasure, he said.
Limited Sales Create A Sense Of Urgency
Hill until last year served as president of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock. The historically black school, founded in 1884, was in a death spiral when Hill arrived there in February 2006. Read the rest
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Only in American do people trample each other to buy things on Black Friday exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.
Our staff is incredibly dedicated to investigative journalism. But they also write novels, play music and even pen poetry. Whether youre looking for some good holiday reads, gifts for your friends and family, or something to take your mind off the news for a while, our staff has you covered. And, if you buy something on this list, ProPublica gets a tiny piece of the sale.
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Jesse Eisigner begins his story in the 1970s, when the government pioneered the notion that top corporate executives, not just seedy crooks, could commit heinous crimes and go to prison. He brings us to trading desks on Wall Street, to corporate boardrooms and the offices of prosecutors and FBI agents. These revealing looks provide context for the evolution of the Justice Departments approach to pursuing corporate criminals through the early 2000s and into the Justice Department of today, including the prosecutorial fiascos, corporate lobbying, trial losses, and culture shifts that have stripped the government of the will and ability to prosecute top corporate executives.
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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 [was] the largest economic recovery plan in American history. [...] A nearly entirely partisan piece of legislation Democrats voted for it, Republicans against the story of how the bill was passed and, more importantly, how the money was s...
With the world feeling like its spinning out of control, with a new crisis happening every day at a speed beyond our ability to process, humor may be the only thing that can get us through. For this holiday weekend, WhoWhatWhys Jeff Schechtman sits down with Chicago comic and professor Al Gini to talk about humor, satire and why we need both to fend off our fear of the world.
Certainly there is no algorithm for whats funny. Time, place, context, language and audience all matter a lot. But whats clear is that humor is an essential part of the human experience, and vital for coping with the daily onslaught of the unthinkable and unimaginable.
Gini and Schechtman talk about the evolution of humor. From the simple jokes of Henny Youngman and the early satire of Will Rogers to the more sophisticated satire of Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce and today, Jon Stewart. Gini reminds us that we need satire in order not to die of the truth. Also, when very little seems to bind us together anymore, even the right and left can sometimes bond over the same punchline.
At the very least, the primal aspect of humor might help get us through the holidays.
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Henrik Palmgren explains how they will do it.
The globalists are fighting back, like never before. They want to take back control of the narrative.
We have to fight back, harder than ever.
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Holding damaging secrets on public figures equals the opportunity for blackmail. Where are all the names of these Congressmen? We're now told that, in the past 10 years, $17 million has been paid out to accusers in small sums. An unknown part of that money was compensation for explicitly sexual offenses.
The news is coming so fast and furious, from so many sources and in so many fragments, that it takes more than a scorecard to keep up with the Trump-Russia connection. It takes a timeline -- a "map," if you will, of where events and names and dates and deeds converge into a story that makes sense of the incredible scandal of the 2016 election and now of the Trump Administration.
Olympia Stand, a climate justice coalition, has constructed a blockade of an oil fracking train departing from the Port. As we write, the blockade has entered its fifth day and on the 1-year anniversary of another anti-fracking blockade which lasted one week.
During last years blockade inspired by the Water Protectors at Standing Rock hundreds of people collaborated to construct a makeshift camp on the train tracks. They were evicted on the 7th day through a joint and overwhelming force of Washington State Patrol, Olympia Police Department, Thurston County Sherrifs Department and Union Pacific Police Department. During the eviction, 12 demonstrators were arrested and others were struck with less-lethal weapons.
OUTSIDE OF DIRECT FINANCIAL SUPPORT, Olympia Stand is also calling for volunteer support to join the fight against fossil fuels. Ways to support include:
Donating food, building supplies, waterproof gear, warm clothes, first aid materials and tarps
Locals who are willing to attend Port of Olympia and City Council meetings to voice public opposition to fossil fuel shipments
Physically joining the blockade camp which is at the intersection of 7th and Jefferson St.
ABOUT THE FUNDS Money collected will be distributed by Olympia Stand; most likely used for building/rebuilding their encampment, purchasing food items, and supporting their on-going efforts at the site or at future projects, if forced to move.
ABOUT THE FUNDRAISERS Demand Utopia, a communalist study group and collective in Portland, Ore., is coordinating financial and material support for Olympia Stand and their direct action against fracking. 100% of funds collected will be given to on-site coordinators as well as material donations direct message our facebook or email us at email@example.com to find the drop-off point. The fundraising goal is arbitrary and will be raised if support is overwhelming Olympia Stands organizers will undertake distribution of funds and will hold decision-making authority over any surplus.
The microphone on your smart phone is the new spy camera, listening to and recording every word you say, even when your phone is shut off. It has a wide range and can record your voice from a considerable distance.
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum. ~ Noam Chomsky, The Common Good A few days ago Facebook blocked my account for posting an article about false flag operations around the world, then two days later 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his Iranian and Turkish counterparts have supported a proposal to hold a "Syrian people's congress" that will bring together government and opposition figures.
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Last night, on the early morning of November 23, we vandalized the veneer of two boutiques on Memorial Drive in the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta. We used a fire extinguisher filled with white paint to completely cover the glass windows of Sock Fancy (a designer sock company, complete with a sock vending machine), and Brother Moto (a specialty coffee shop, designer clothing boutique, and faux motorcycle co-operative.) Like many Atlanta neighborhoods, Cabbagetown was once a working class neighborhood comprised predominantly of workers from the old Cotton Mill, which has been transformed into expensive condominiums. On Memorial Drive, abandoned factories once decorated with iconic graffiti have been torn down and luxury condos and Sprouts (a green grocery store chain) are being built to replace them.
We used simple means to accomplish our task and we hope to see more free actions taken against gentrification and capitalist developments. We hope to continue cultivating a clear sense of possibilities in our neighborhoods and in our lives, to know what streets are unlit at night, which yards have fences, who will not snitch, and how far we can free ourselves from the soulless rhythms of the American way of life.
Greetings to the Olympia Stand and everyone living the good life.
To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
To the National Indigenous Congress
To the National and International Sixth
To the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity
To the Compaeros in Solidarity
On November 5th our compaero Luis Fernando Sotelo Zambrano marked three years of being kidnapped by the state. In 2014, his case was fabricated. While activities were carried out in the context of the third global day of action for Ayotzinapa, as well as diverse solidarity actions for political prisoners in university city, our compaero was detained by the Mexico City police as part of the politics of criminalization of social protest of Miguel Angel Mancera.
Like that, Luis Fernando Sotelo was submitted to a judicial process plagued with irregularities and flagrant violations of human rights. And in spite of the legal defense of Luis Fernando demonstrating that there didnt exist any evidence against him, he was sentenced by Judge 32 of Mexico City to 33 years and five months in prison. This sentence was firstly illegal, but furthermore was completely disproportionate. The defense of our compaero appealed this sentence and obtained a resolution, only lessening the sentence to 13 years and 15 days of prison. The lawyers entered a direct appeal against the last resolution, an appeal that is now in revision by the second appellate court.
On July 3rd we organized a rally outside of the court, sending in a commission lead by the mother of Luis Fernando to speak with the presiding judge. He said to us that we shouldnt b...
Of course you would, because you know creationists believe a lot of stupid things. I decided to answer on of their sillier assertions.
The existing rules of "net neutrality" are already failing progressives and dissidents. If the changes are approved next month, internet service providers (ISPs), the corporations that plug us into the internet, will also be able to decide what we should see and what will be out of reach.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must be worried that some of the royals rounded up during his corruption crackdown cash grab are holding out on him. Because the Saudi prince has reportedly hired a crew of American mercenaries who havent hesitated to employ an array of enhanced interrogation techniques.
As the Daily Mail reports, mercenaries purportedly employed by Academi, a successor to infamous US security contractor Blackwater, have been stringing up some of MBSs guests at the Riyadh Ritz Carlton by their feet and savagely beating them during interrogations. The claims have spread rapidly on Arabic-language social media, and even Lebanons president Michel Aoun has accused MbS of using mercenaries. Still, the Daily Mail isnt the most reputable news organization, so these reports should be taken with a grain of salt.
They are beating them, torturing them, slapping them, insulting them. They want to break them down, the source told DailyMail.com.
Blackwater has been named by DailyMail.coms source as the firm involved, and the claim of its presence in Saudi Arabia has also been made on Arabic social media, and by Lebanons president.
The firms successor, Academi, strongly denies even being in Saudi Arabia and says it does not engage in torture, which it is illegal for any U.S. citizen to commit anywhere in the world.
The Saudi crown prince, according to the source, has also confiscated more than $194 billion from the bank accounts and seized assets of those arrested, and could eventually end up with $800 billion in cash and assets to replenish Saudis rapidly diminishing reserves. Given the febrile atmosphere in the kingdom, and the tacit support for the crackdown among Saudi citizens, who have seen their jobs and generous government subsidies cut, MbS has been able to circumvent the countrys legal system.
Hes using mercenaries because, according to the Mail, Saudi soldiers might balk at torturing powerful men like Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, whom theyve been saluting their entire lives. According to the Mail, Talal, who is (or was, until recently) one of the richest men in the world, has also been hung upside down and beaten.
All the guards in charge are private security because MBS (Mohammed Bin Salman) doesnt want Saudi officers there who have been saluting those detainees all their lives, said the source, who asked to re...
I tried something different this year: jollof rice and hot pepper soup, with naan on the side. I have no idea how authentically Nigerian they were, but they were delicious, especially the soup. Something about the base onions, habeneros, and garlic was particularly tasty. +1, would cook again.
Dessert will be in about an hour, and I reverted to an American traditional: hot apple pie and ice cream. Come on over, theres plenty to go around.
Also, much of my highly domestic day was spent scrubbing floors and moving furniture, and I now have a splendid home office, with room to sprawl and lots of bookshelves. My wife is already calling it my man cave, despite the fact that its a corner room with lots of windows, and isnt cave-like at all. In retaliation, I told her that the living room which is now empty (or almost empty) of my junk can be her woman-cave.
Theres certainly no love lost here for shamed film producer Harvey Weinstein or his ilk, and theres zero excuses for his behavior towards women, colleagues, staff and talent. The recent spate of scandals coming out of Hollywood involving the past sexual assaults and offenses of both high and low-profile executives and creative talent are odd only in the sense of their volume, timing and seemingly coordinated effort. Yet *where* was the weight of such a coordinated national effort which apparently involves the mainstream media, law enforcement and even government in years or decades past? Why now? Is it because these violators have been behaving badly at an unprecedented rate and the knowing public cant take it anymore? Or could it be because there are subtler political and economic reasons involving Hollywoods abominable economic performance as of late, which presumably needs punishing by the ruling corporate Elite Establishment? An Establishment which could veritably be indirectly exploiting populist causes namely, womens and childrens rights to send firm messages to an industry to up its numbers?
In this latest episode of Money and Fear, well look at the public lambasting of the Harveys of the world against Hollywoods recent and near-historical box office angst, as well as the further digital challenges to film studio business models in general. Tune in, and as Public Enemy proclaimed, Dont Believe the Hype
(True Activist) Dont believe the hype cannabis is not a gateway drug, it is a medicine. From helping people naturally relieve their anxiety to literally curing cancer (over 100 studies have validated this), the 
by Konrad Yakabuski, Globe and Mail, Nov 23, 2017
Seven years ago this month, when then Newfoundland premier Danny Williams announced the province would go ahead with the now cursed Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador, he proclaimed the moment would go down in history as the day that finally eclipses that day back in 1969 when the Upper Churchill agreement was signed.
Hes turned out to be right, just not in the way Newfoundlanders had imagined.
Instead of providing an antidote to the bitterness engendered by an Upper Churchill contract that overwhelmingly favours Quebec, Muskrat Falls has become an albatross that threatens the provinces very solvency. Most Newfoundlanders now rue the day Mr. Williams approved it....
An NYPD detective was banned from her home Wednesday a punishment for setting her husbands clothes on fire in his master bedroom closet because she thought he was cheating
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Once upon a time in America the ruling dwarves, mostly psychologists, sociologists, academics, and suchlike riffraff, held that all people were equal in everything, that men and women were identical, as were all races, ethnic groups, and cultures. Criticizing any of this could, and did, lead to firing, ostracism, and having to suffer crowds of mental defectives waving placards.
Resistance arose, the resisters calling themselves Race Realists or adherents of the Human-Biodiversity movement, HBD. These were brave people who tried to deal in observation, measurement, and realityat first. They noticed that groups who were supposed to be equal werent. Actually, most people had probably noticed the same things, these being obvious, but the Race Realists actually said so. A great wrath fell upon them.
Two things happened. First, the intellectual equivalent of gas-station louts merged online with Race Realists. The louts had no interest in human biodiversity except insofar as it could be used to establish the inferiority of groups they didnt like. These included all non-whites. When various Asian peoples proved awkwardly to be smarter than whites, the louts said, well, OK, but they cant innovate.
Overlapping the louts and Race Realists in a complex Venn diagrams were ideological, and therefore slightly pathological, conservatives with their characteristic tribal hostility toward anyone different and nearby.
Second, the respectable Race Realists, under constant criticism as racists, frauds, and pseudoscientistswhich they were notbecame as rigidly ideological as their opponents. Herd-think settled in. Surprisingly, scientists proved as susceptible to herd-think as everyone else, and equally unaware of it. The whole cluster could no longer examine its ideas or tolerate questions.
Their chief beliefs are that everything came about through Darwinian evolution, probably to include sunspots, that everything is genetic in origin (presumably including their politics, a thought they overlook), and that IQ tests provide an infallible measure of intelligence.
These views came to constitute as hermetic a bubble as anything the Catholic Church or Communist Party ever came up with. And so, like their enemies the mental defectives with the placards, they fell into simply shouting down doubters as a form of CDA (Cognitive Dissonance Avoidance).
They became wonderfully like their enemies. In 1925, in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, fundamentalist Christians tried to prevent the mention of evoluti...
This is dedicated to the memory of my best friend Baby Bach who passed this last summer.
(Natural News) Isnt it fascinating how the mainstream media is instructing people what to ask their family members this Thanksgiving? As usual, the questions they pose are all about promoting a specific political narrative, such as asking your hosts whether they own guns (with the presumption being that its bad if they do).
To counter the complete idiocy of the mainstream medias mind-numbing conversation starters, Im proposing a much more useful list of eye-opening questions you might consider asking family members this Thanksgiving or not, depending on how much you want to get along with them.
One disclaimer, though: Dont blame me if this is the last Thanksgiving you have with some of your family members.
#1) Is there MSG in that turkey gravy?
The very best way to make friends at Thanksgiving is to start questioning all the ingredients in the food youre being served. An easy target to go after is the MSG (monosodium glutamate) thats found in nearly all gravy mixes. I put gravy in quotes because its not really gravy at all if its from a mix. Real gravy comes from animal greaseand doesnt need any MSG because it tastes awesome all by itself. While youre at it, check the turkey stuffing ingredients, too, because those products often contain MSG or yeas...
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Local townships all over America now using RFID chips to
monitor our trashwhat?? Along with the truth about the race war
being orchestrated by the Elite. Also New technology handed out to
police that allows COMPLETE searches without lifting a finger or
even getting out of their car Plus, the massive series of
underground explosions & sonic booms felt all over the country
reveal the truth behind the Elites continued war against the
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Chicagos police oversight agency has cited a veteran officer for more than 60 rule violations, blasting him for repeatedly posting insensitive racial and religious comments on Facebook and promoting violence
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For more than three decades, Frank OConnell had told anyone who would listen that he did not murder a maintenance worker named Jay French in an apartment complex in Los
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Bonnie the Cocker Spaniel was a saint -- or so we thought, until Thanksgiving came around. I came flying in to see sweet little Bonnie in full-on attack mode, tearing the cold-but-not-frozen bird to pieces. My first concern was Bonnie, who was snarling like a crazed werewolf. My second concern was the turkey, which was now unrecognizable.
Yesterday was a very warm day across the region, with many
locations 15-20F above normal and several stations achieving
Here are the highs on Wednesday. The lowlands of western Oregon and Washington were in the low to mid 60sF, with some favored locations (south of Tacoma) hitting 70F.
After mistaking him for a burglar and shooting him twice, police charged Lyndo Jones with evading arrest, shackled him to his Dallas hospital bed and blocked family members from visiting
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New Yorkers never go to the Macys Thanksgiving Day
Parade (at least not more than once and even then, only if they
have VIP access). My own tradition on the anniversary of the kickoff of a genocidal land grab
against Native Americans is to sleep
off a hangover
late, sip some
breakfast wine coffee and listen with half-interest to
the parade on TV whilst screwing around on my laptop in my pajamas.
Once in a while Ill glance up when something of interest drops from
the mouths of the chucklefuck hosts. Patti LaBelle, for instance.
Or SpongeBob. And anything, really, that just seems too hilarious
or bizarre to miss. (<-While I was typing that sentence, I
glanced up to see I shit you not some d00d in a cowboy hat crooning
a country song from atop an enormous bucket of KFC fried
But what really got my attention this morning was one word.
Blah blah blah SQUIRREL blah blah blah
Well. Naturally, here at Death to Squirrels Central we immediately shot to DEFCON 1. I could only imagine the hordes upon hordes of disgusting rodents descending on the parade and deflating all the giant balloons with their sharp, filthy claws or worse, brutally attacking Santas face on live TV with an audience numbering in the tens of millions. FOR FUCKS SAKE WONT SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN. Also: how long would it take the little monsters to rampage and plunder their way down to the West Village from 34th Street?!
The only upside, of course, would be people finally FINALLY! coming to terms with the sheer enormity of the threat posed by the evil Sciuridae to human civilization as we know it. The cost, unfortunately, would be the bloody remains of countless tourists and high school marching bands strewn along the two-and-a-half mile parade route. SAD!
All of this flashed through my mind in an instant as I spun my head around to glare at the TV, eyes wide and pulse skyrocketing. What I witnessed was even worse than I imagined. Much worse: a giant balloon in the form of a rabid, deranged squirrel, with people clapping and celebrating as it passed by!
I mean just look at this fucking thing!
NEW CITY, N.Y. A dog trained to work with the Rockland County Sheriffs Office attacked and fatally wounded a family pet without provocation. As CBS2s Ali Bauman reported, Ginger
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(NaturalNews) In August 2010, as much of Russias cultivable land was being consumed by flames, then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin issued an order halting all grain exports, choosing instead to preserve what could be harvested for his own people.
The out-of-control wildfires spread quickly amid a punishing drought that produced conditions leading to the destruction of more than one-third of Russian farmland used to grow crops.
Or was the drought to blame? Some suspected something much more sinister.
As reported by The Guardian, a UK-based newspaper, the Russian tabloid press openly posited at the time that the United States may have been behind temperatures and drought not seen throughout Russia in 140 years. They speculated that the U.S. government was orchestrating the heatwave in order to give American farmers an advantage in the global marketplace while sticking it to an old nemesis. They speculated that a controversial experiment built and funded by the military and civilian institutes of higher learning was to blame.
How would such weather control be possible? From an array that had long been based in Alaska, where harmful rays were being directed at Russias harvest land, the Guardian said, quoting the Russian tabloids.
Weather control? Counter-EMP weapon?
The writers undoubtedly were referring to HAARP High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, a little-known U.S. military project some believe is used for electronic warfare, weather modification and other deviant uses.
Or, at least, it used...
As Americans gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving, the US government's desire to create false flags to start wars was quietly admitted by the mainstream media.
Until the 1990s, American electoral politics were divided ideologically, between the opposing ideas of liberalism and conservatism. Now we have Team Politics: Democrat versus Republican, my party right or wrong. Americans back their party the same way they back their favorite sports team -- with automatic, stupid loyalty.
CASSELBERRY, Fla. A local police officer had a badge for barely six months before he was accused of pulling out a weapon, to show off. A woman complained to
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LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) A man who wishes to remain anonymous recently told End Times News Reports Jake Morphonios that there were multiple gunmen on the corner of Mandalay Bay Rd and Las Vegas Blvd at 9:50 p.m., ten minutes before the shooting officially started.
The man told End Times News Report that he was up in the Delano hanging out with some friends on the night of October 1 when a female friend of his decided to grab an Uber and and go meet up with some other friends of hers at another location.
She got picked up in an Uber down at the Delano valet, he said. She called me about five minutes later and I know the exact time she called because the timestamp is still on my cell phone 9:55 p.m. she called me at 9:55 p.m.
As soon as I answered she tells me that there are shooters on the ground down in the street, he explained. Las Vegas Blvd was full of traffic so she hadnt made it very far away.
The man said that the womans Uber ride had just turned onto the boulevard when she told him that she saw several gunmen.
When she first called to tell me what she was seeing I thought she was joking but then I heard gunshots myself, the womans friend explained. It sounded like automatic gunfire.
The man also noted that his friend told him that the armed men did not appear to be law enforcement officers.
As Morphonios points out in his video, the mans testimony is extremely alarming because the shooting did not officially start until 10:05 p.m.
Additionally, it is important to point out, on Oct. 14 Intellihub confirmed with shooting survivor Ric...
RUTLEDGE, Tenn. Body camera video showed a womans encounter with a Grainger County deputy that ended with her handcuffed and arrested. Jessica Greenlee is now suing to have the
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Blackfriars Priory school, a Catholic boys school in Adelaide,
Australia commissioned a statue of a saint Martin de Porres that
was supposed to showed him giving a loaf of bread to a child. While
the commission was granted on the basis of a drawing of the statue,
final statue was unveiled, it suggested something completely
different, though one that is consistent with what we have learned
about the Catholic church.
It did not help that the school itself had earlier been hit with several sex abuse scandals involving teachers.
The school has covered up the statue with a black cloth while they decide what to do about it. But that act of covering up is itself being viewed as a metaphor for how the church has responded to its sex abuse scandals.
Duterte had earlier demonstrated his love for Trump when he named Jose Antonio to be his trade representative to our country. Antonio, a Philippine real estate mogul, happens to be a partner with our president in the luxurious new Trump Tower, now under construction in Manila. Cozy, huh?
We should celebrate Thanksgiving every Thursday. More gratitude, less unemployment. More family connection, less pollution. A fringe benefit is that it will hasten the movement to eliminate Friday from the work-week, so we can have 4-day weekends. (Statistics prove that 4 days is what it takes to get the human mind out of Philadelphia.)
Before Top Chef and the Great British Baking Show, there was the Campbells soup companys test kitchen. It was there, in 1955, that home economist Dorcas Reilly of New Jersey created an iconic American dish that will grace our tables all holiday season: the green bean casserole.
Originally dubbed the Green Bean Bake, Reilly devised it with the idea that many Americans would have its handful of ingredients already in their homes. Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup had already become a staple for casserole-making, particularly in the Midwest, where the dish retains disproportionate popularity.
Reilly added green beans, black pepper, milk, soy sauce, and finally fried onions to brighten up an otherwise gray-ish dish.
These days, Campbells estimates that almost half of the cream of mushroom soup the company sells goes to green bean casseroles. Reilly has been honored for her invention by her alma mater, Drexel University, and the National Inventors Hall of Fame, to which she donated the original recipe in 2002. Reilly tested four new twists on her original dish for Campbells just last year.
While being honored by her sorority in 2011, Reilly spoke about her dish and how it came to be, describing the testing process at the Campbells kitchen, where she worked with a group of five to seven other women. It reads like a precursor to the reality cooking shows of today. Reilly said the home economists got assignments from Campbells for specific promotions or cookbooks: Wed discuss it and then wed pick one person to go out into the kitchen and work.
The cook meticulously kept track of all her ingredients, measurements, and methods, and when she thought she had a dish that worked, the rest of the team would be invited to try it. But this was no social gathering. This was serious business.
[Wed] sit quietly around a table, and be served a portion of it, and then wed score it, without discussion, Reilly said.
Anything below a score of four was immediately sent back to the drawing board. Fives, sixes, and sevens were getting close to the standard.
If it got an 8, boy, that was a real winner. Thats what everybody aimed for.
After a score was announced, everyone in the group got a chance to suggest something to impr...
A White House staffer present during the selection process for the Thanksgiving turkeys, which President Donald Trump would later pardon, said Trump allegedly groped one of the turkeys.
Trump said, Is this a woman? as he hoisted the bird up in the air. Its a very special time to be a woman turkey. Very special. He was immediately informed that only toms (males) are selected for pardons, and swiftly put the tom down.
The staffer said Trumps face went blank, as he coolly looked around like nothing had happened. But several people saw the act, according to the staffer. They agreed to forget about it because they wanted Americans to stay focused on tax cuts during the Thanksgiving dinner and not the latest and possibly most moronic thing Trump did during Thanksgiving week.
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A 33 year-old man, who has #AbsolutelyWithHer and #WhenFemsResist in his Twitter bio, is still waiting on a liberal hotline for people who need talking points on President Donald Trump for their Thanksgiving dinners. The hotline was launched by Stand Above Impeachable Lies, or SAIL.
About an hour ago, one of his uncles said he thinks it is crazy how so many people believe Trump is mentally ill. The man quickly grabbed his cellphone while the mashed potatoes, green beans, and corn were passed around. He dialed the hotline but quickly his family moved to conversation about how dog owners get their pets to pee in the airport. Not wanting to let the moment pass, he stayed on the line while eating his turkey and stuffing. He is reportedly the last remaining person at the dinner table.
A former Montgomery County Sheriffs sergeant accused in a lawsuit of beating jailed homeless veteran Joseph Guglielmo into a coma announced before the incident that he planned to beat that
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As you sit and make your list
Think about the years youve missed
As the tear falls from your eye
Know the reason that you cry (cry)
The scar burns deep inside
This is why we bleed, this is why we scream
But we wont run away
This is why we know, that we must go
So we can fight today
You can make me bleed, you can make me scream
But i wont run away
This is how i know that i must go
So i can fight today
Open your eyes to the world unknown
Fighting the lies of the dark alone
But youre still bleeding
And its still feeding
Dont fight the dark alone
This is why we bleed, this is why we scream
But we wont run away
This is why we know, that we must go
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So we can fight today
You can make me bleed, you can make me scream
But i wont run away
This is how i know that i must go
So i can fight today
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear, can you hear, can you hear, me now?
(but we wont run away)
This is why we bleed, this is why we scream
But we wont run away
This is why we know, that we must go
So we can fight today
You can make me bleed, you can make me scream
But i wont run away
This is how i know that i must go
So i can fight today
This is why we bleed, this is why we scream
(dont fight the dark alone)
This is why we know, that we must go
So we can fight today
You can make me bleed, you can make me scream
(dont fight the dark alone)
This is how i know, that i must go
So i can fight today
White Helmets were seen on video celebrating the massacre of Syrian civilians alongside Al-Qaeda, ironically in a film to portray them in a positive light.
SANTA CLARA The city of Santa Clara will pay $1.7 million to a man who suffered life-altering injuries after a police officer fired two rubber bullets that hit him
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A Baltimore police detective was shot in the head with his own gun at close range while struggling with a man and died with his radio still clutched in his
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The day before he was set to testify against eight criminal cops, a Baltimore police officer was summarily executed under extremely suspicious circumstances.
Who am I supposed to thank? Should I just be shouting thank you into the void, or feel generically grateful without cause or purpose, or be looking for some reason to feel I owe it to the universe to be praising it? Because Im not feeling it.
This isnt my kind of holiday. What day is Blamesgiving? Because Id rather be snarling at a few evil bastards and punching them in face. Donald Trump, Ajit Pai, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, the Alabama Idjit Brigade thats lobbying for Roy Moore, all the people who picket Planned Parenthood, Republicans in general, Betsy Devos, Ken Hammy list is endless, and just thinking about them all is making my punchin arm tired.
Its probably a good thing my wife is me clean house and confining me to the kitchen to cook todays dinner, because otherwise Id just be boiling in frustration and bitterness.
Maybe you can thank her for keeping me out of your face today.
All around the world, the cost of housing is increasing. To cope, some families have decided to downsize. Other have gone a step further by investing in tiny homes, or taking their abodes on the road. And, there are some who have invested in sustainable, off-grid homes so they can live in peace while thriving in nature. If one or all of these options sound good to you, you may want to check out the house Italian Renator Vidal has designed.
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The pre-fab homes can be assembled to go of...
The Common Sense Show sincerely hopes you and your family are blessed with a great Thanksgiving, complete with all the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie that you can eat and of course you should pray that the Lord protects you from the GMOs an glyphosate.
As you prepared your feast, did you think about the fact that we in America throw away more food than many countries have an opportunity to eat? As you pulled your chair up to your Thanksgiving table, will you think about the fact that half the world goes to bed hungry? Please say a prayer for those who are not as lucky as most of us.
Since the end of WWII, most Americans have been blessed with plenty to eat, so much so, that we simply take our overflowing of Thanksgiving blessings for granted.
If you think an 800 number begging you to feed a hungry child is going to appear, you would be mistaken. However, there are people, who have power over us (ie the Deep State), who would like to make this the last Thanksgiving by making food into a weapon and to use that food as a weapon against the people who are participating in the rising tide of American populism to Make America Great Again.
The late despot globalist, Z. Brzezinski, was one of the most hated and well-known globalists, lamented back in 2011, that there is a global awakening to the source of the tyranny on this planet and that they must accelerate their timetable for the completion of a global takeover. And the full-court press has subsequently been placed on humanity as we are under assault in ways never witnessed before.
One of the most popular methods of subjugation has to do with controlling who eats and who starves to death. Historically, food has been one of the most effective tools of subjugation. If we, the Trump supporting Constitutionalists, think that the Deep State is not about to pull out all stops, including the using of food as a weapon against the people, you obviously have not heard of Venezuela and how food is being used to quell all political opposition by M...
Todays a special Friendsgiving episode with two friends of mine, Marissa McCool and Jessica Xiao. Instead of awkward dinner conversations with your racist uncle, this conversation is going to be about some things that have been on my mind lately about social justice activism, such as self-care, perfectionism, and radical vulnerability.
Im releasing this a few hours earlier than usual for three reasons. First, in case anyones traveling for the holiday you can listen to this on the ride. Second, if youre surrounded by shitty relatives, you can listen to this to drown out their bullshit. And third, by the time I usually release new episodes, 4 pm Eastern, Ill probably be in the midst of a food coma, so better take care of it now while Im still coherent.
COMPROMISED: Sex-abuser Congressmen are open to massive blackmail
by Jon Rappoport
November 23, 2017
Most people are nave about how intelligence operations are run. Holding damaging secrets on public figures equals the opportunity for blackmail. This strategy was probably discovered by cave men.
Sex-abuse claims filed against members of Congressbeyond Al Franken and John Conyers
Where are all the names of these Congressmen? Were now told that, in the past 10 years, $17 million has been paid out to accusers in small sums. An unknown part of that money was compensation for explicitly sexual offenses.
There are more cases where the accusers simply gave up and refused to pursue claims. Theyre potentially waiting in the wings.
Not only are the Congressmen guilty, theyre open to blackmail. As they vote on bills; as they decide which lobbyists to favor; as they decide what advice to follow from intelligence agencies; as they decide whether to take meetings with agents from other countries; theyre always looking over their shoulders, wondering: HOW MUCH DO THESE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT ME? WHAT SHOULD I DO TO STAY SAFE?
And in some hotel room, late at night, when a person slips them a folder with details of their sexual misdemeanors or felonies, what are they going to do? How are they going to resist whatever is being asked for?
This is the political elephant in the room the mainstream press isnt talking about.
What about the NSA and the CIA and other spying agencies in the US (and other countries)? How much devastating information about sexual abuse have they gathered on these Congressmen?
How much covert control have the agencies chosen to exercise?
WE OWN YOU.
The levels of complexity can be dizzying. Suppose a guilty Congressman learns actual secrets about another politician? His impulse is to blow the whistle. But can he? What will he bring down on his own head?
Suppose he knows vital secrets about Monsanto, Dow, Exxon, Eli Lilly?
ILL KEEP YOUR SECRETS IF YOU KEEP MINE.
A BROTHERHOOD OF SECRET-KEEPERS.
An awareness, over the years, spreads through Congress: Many of us are guilty and we need to protect each other.
Because it isnt just the sexual secrets anymore. Its the subsequent immoral actions taken and not taken, based on being compromised. Based on being controlled.
Appreciate your committee vote to kill the bill yesterday, Senator. I as...
A vaccine company funded by billionaire Peter Thiel was caught illegally testing a herpes virus on unsuspecting victims in Holiday Inn.
Having moved over from England a few years ago, Thanksgiving has taught me what it actually means to be American.
From the outside, all that most foreigners see of America is a stereotypically brash, greedy number one! mentality, with a giant soda-drinking mouse mascot, overly padded sportsmen, and an earnest desire to police the world. Sure you win lots of medals at all the Olympics. Congratulations! But is there any real need to be quite so LOUD about it?
At first, I was puzzled about why this holiday was even a thing with Christmas around the corner, why have two turkey-based holiday dinners in the space of two months? And WHY ON EARTH are we serving peas in vinegar and a whole artichoke? Where are the roast potatoes?
How nave I was. I have worked out a few things since then (including the fact that most Americans dont eat turkey on December 25th, thats a British quirk.)
Thanksgiving dinner can be seen as a metaphor for America itself a patchwork quilt of different immigrant traditions and dishes according to where your ancestors came from. Look next door and there could be a side dish of empanadas, and across the street some aloo mattar cozying up to the big bird. Isnt diversity what makes America great?
I know of so many who open their homes to friends of friends literally strangers who may not be able to spend Thanksgiving with their own families because of work commitments or the inability to stump up the airfare. There are those who give their time and talents to help the less fortunate this time of year, helping pack up donations of food and clothing, and serving communal meals. Charitable contributions go through the roof.
The perception of Thanksgiving abroad is that its only a turkey dinner, but the whole season around the famous feed showcases a kinder side of the American psyche foreigners dont get to see. You are thoughtful and inclusive, inquisitive and joyful. I am by no means a mushy sentimentalist far from it, my stiff upper lip is intact but if you are struggling to find common ground with your fellow Americans just now, please remember that joy and heartfelt acts of charity are at the core of what it is to be American. Dont be afraid to embrace it. This caring side of America is one the rest of the world deserves to know.
Very soon, Londons diesel buses may be fueled by a coffee-based biofuel. The development is a result of British startup bio-bean partnering with Shell and Argent Energy to make the citys public transit more eco-friendly.
The company has been working with Londons transpiration authority for the project. So far, 6,000 liters of coffee oil has been produced for the experiment. Thats enough to power one city bus for an entire year! Said Arthur Kay, the founder of bio-bean, in a statement: Its a great example of what can be done when we start to reimagine waste as an untapped resource.
Bio-bean estimates that every year, Britain produces 500,000 tonnes of coffee grounds. Most of that is discarded in landfills, where it emits harmful greenhouse gases. By repurposing the grounds, the company is doing its part to reduce carbon emissions and, as a result, prevent climate change from worsening.
How is the coffee-based biofuel made?
The startup begins by collecting used coffee grounds from local cafes, restaurants and factories. Employees than transport the grounds to the bio-bean recycling facility, where they are ground up and dried before the coffee oil is extracted.
As CNN reports, coffee oil is blended with other fuels to create B20 biofuel, which is s...
Residents in the small town of Coromandel, Brazil, recently awoke to a startling site: a gigantic sinkhole measuring approximately 65 feet wide. The sinkhole appeared in the middle of a local soybean farm and its depth could not be determined by the confused locals.
As Forbes reports, the area is home to about 28,000 people who make their livelihood by cultivating coffee, soybeans and corn. However, the town and surrounding area located in the state of Minas Gerais are located on pure calcareous limestone rock. Scientists believe this is the reason a sinkhole appeared out of nowhere.
The police officer who was caught on video shooting and killing a man who had his hands raised in the air, will not face charges.
The movie called A Wrinkle In Time is based upon a 1962 book of the same name, which explores something called Tesseract, which is a glimpse into the 4th dimension of reality.
The Disney movie which is due to be released in March 2017 follows the story of a young woman named Meg, who after learning that her astrophysicist father has been taken prisoner on a distant planet, delves deep into an evil universe, trying to place a dark cloud on humanity.
Along her journey Meg meets three astral travelers, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit, to help save him. The 3 travelers are played by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.
The film may not be as far moved from reality as it first appears, with the main concept being spoken about being that of Tesseract:
Isnt it fascinating how the mainstream media is instructing people what to ask their family members this Thanksgiving? As usual, the questions they pose are all about promoting a specific political narrative, such as asking your hosts whether they own guns (with the presumption being that its bad if they do).
To counter the complete idiocy of the mainstream medias mind-numbing conversation starters, Im proposing a much more useful list of eye-opening questions you might consider asking family members this Thanksgiving or not, depending on how much you want to get along with them.
One disclaimer, though: Dont blame me if this is the last Thanksgiving you have with some of your family members.
#1) Is there MSG in that turkey gravy?
The very best way to make friends at Thanksgiving is to start questioning all the ingredients in the food youre being served. An easy target to go after is the MSG (monosodium glutamate) thats found in nearly all gravy mixes. I put gravy in quotes because its not really gravy at all if its from a mix. Real gravy comes from animal grease and doesnt need any MSG because it tastes awesome all by itself. While youre at it, check the turkey stuffing ingredients, too, because those products often contain MSG or yeast extract, a hidden form of MSG. Bottom line? Real friends make gravy out of animal grease, not store-bought powdered mixes. Thats just fake gravy, which people eat when theyre watching the fake news (CNN).
#2) Do you believe biological sex is determined by genetics, or by wishful thinking?
This is a real conversation starter. Youll quickly find out how many of your family members no longer believe in biological cause and effect. If they believe that sex or gender can be changed with a wish, ask them why a person cant wish they were 30 years younger, or a different ethnicity, or even a Tibetan Snow Leopard. Theres a Caucasian man in America who literally believes hes a Filipino woman. I hope hes not at your Thanksgiving dinner.
#3) Are you seriously serving unfiltered TAP water?
Heres a Thanksgiving day favorite: Take a sip of the crappy, unfiltered tap water youre being served by your clueless host and experience the chlorine high notes. Then ask your host, loudly in front of everyone else, Are you seriously serving unfiltered TAP water? Follow this with a full explanation of the toxic cancer-causing chemicals found in tap water, and be sure to cover the fact that municipal water treatment facilities dont remove birth control chemicals, pharmaceuticals or agricultural pesticides from the water supply. This will make you extremely popular and get you invited back for Christmas dinner, too!
Let's be clear. The plan to end net neutrality is not about the just the net. The internet is the biggest power leveling factor in modern western industrial world history. The attack on net neutrality is an attempt to claw back all the power that the Bottom up nature of the internet has given to individuals, groups and non-state actors.
With the country deeply divided along partisan lines, this week saw a lot of stories encouraging Americans to avoid politics at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
A Reuters poll showed that nearly one-third of respondents will steer clear of the topic. Fox News has a handy guide on how to keep liberal and conservative family members from fighting, and the Washington Post says that data from 10 million cellphones shows that politics really is ruining Thanksgiving.
As our readers know, we here at WhoWhatWhy like to challenge the common wisdom, which all too often is not so wise at all. While it is rare that the Post and Fox News agree on something, we think that they are both wrong in this case.
Americans should talk about politics at their Thanksgiving dinners, even if things get a bit uncomfortable. One of the real problems the country faces right now is that the beliefs of people are no longer challenged.
As we demonstrated in an extraordinary experiment earlier this year, all too many Americans are living in news bubbles that prevent them from ever seeing the whole picture. Increasingly, they are seeing the world in black and white.
The media is partially to blame for this. However, Americans themselves are also culpable, for weeding out dissenting voices from their social media pages and for not seeking out alternative viewpoints.
Thats why political discussions during Thanksgiving dinners are important because, chances are that opinions will be challenged. And if some family members keep an open mind about what they hear from the other side, then having such debates may help bridge the political, generational and ideological rifts just a little.
This being said, its important to keep the discussions civil so that people get to enjoy some time with family and friends.
In that spirit, all of us at WhoWhatWhy wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving. Our readers are certainly high on the list of what we are thankful for.
The image above was created by WhoWhatWhy from these images: dinner...
Warning: Discussion of Butts,
particularly squeezing thereof.
Im going to vent for just a second.
During the course of my 55 years on this earth, Ive felt some butts. In fact I felt one about 20 minutes ago it was in the shower, and it was mine. It felt familiarly warm, soapy, furry, and too small to keep my pants up without a belt. Ive felt big butts and I cannot lie, small butts, tight butts, butts of various colors, butts in pants, butts in panties, butts in leggings, and once well Im not exactly sure if a butt is in a kilt or not but I was tussling with a kilted someone at a reenactment event and discovered that kilted butt feels a lot like naked butt. Ive felt old butts and young butts (the youngest being mine own butt) but I did change a diaper once so that was a pretty un-erotic butt for me. I recognize that some people might be turned on by poopy butt, but Im not. Animal butts: my cats used to insist on my examining their butts in detail and my horse often used me as a scratching-post for his mighty slab-like 600-lb draft-horse butt. And there were some dog butts, too. I think that no matter how dear the dogs were to me, their butts were my least favorite part of them.
In my 30s I frequented strip clubs every so often and so Ive had butts rubbed on various parts of my clothes. It was that, which got me thinking: most of these look kind of similar. For a long time my thought was yeah, similar nice that similar. But that wasnt it, I realized. I had conversations about this with my philosophically inclined mathematician friend: why, after checking out a couple of butts, dont we establish a butt-baseline and conclude that we know enough about butts that theyre really not worth looking at any more? That kind of ruined strip clubs for me, to be frank. In fact, I could fairly accurately predict a lot about someones butt based on the assumption that its going to be as fuzzy as their neckline at the top of their chest, its going to be the same color as their face, and itll be about as muscular as the rest of them, generally sized appropriately for their frame, etc.
In other words: if I walk up to a complete stranger, I can close my eyes for a second, and imagine pretty much exactly what feeling their butt would be like.
Dont worry, I wont imagine butt-squeezing you. Because, once I realize...
A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
Liver flukes can cause bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), a cancer of the biliary duct system, which includes the gallbladder, bile ducts, and certain cells inside the liver.
Endemic in the rivers of Vietnam, the worms can easily be wiped out with a handful of pills early on, but left untreated they can live for decades without making their hosts sick. Over time, swelling and inflammation of the bile duct can lead to cancer. Jaundice, itchy skin, weight loss and other symptoms appear only when the disease is in its final stages.
The VA study, along with a call by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York for broader research into liver flukes and cancer-stricken veterans, began after The Associated Press raised the issue in a story last year. The reporting found that about 700 veterans with cholangiocarcinoma have been seen by the VA in the past 15 years. Less than half of them submitted claims for service-related benefits, mostly because they were not aware of a possible connection to Vietnam. The VA rejected 80 percent of the requests, but decisions often appeared to be haphazard or contradictory, depending on what desks they landed on, the AP found.
The number of claims submitted reached 60 in 2017, up from 41 last year. Nearly three out of four of those cases were also denied, even though the government posted a warning on its website this year saying veterans who ate raw or undercooked freshwater fish while in Vietnam might be at risk. It stopped short of urging them to get ultrasounds or other tests, saying there was currently no evidence the vets had higher infection rates than the general population.
The VA rejected 80% of the requests. As usual, the VA stopped short of encouraging Vietnam veterans to get ultrasounds that could detect inflammation from the parasites. They say they need more research before they can make a determination one way or...
Blaise Pascal was a mathematician, scientist, inventor, and philosopher. From the age of 16 he made historic contributions to mathematics and the physical sciences. Despite a sickly constitution and a capacity for intense abstraction, he nonetheless oversaw the material construction of his experiments and inventions with great zest.
Pascal was barely past 30 when he saw something unexpected one raw November night. He saw fire. The vision so branded him that he sewed the record he made of it, his Memorial, into his coat, carrying it with him the rest of his life:
The year of grace 1654,
Monday, 23 November, feast of St. Clement, pope and martyr, and others in the martyrology.Vigil of St. Chrysogonus, martyr, and others.From about half past ten at night until about half past midnight,
GOD of Abraham, GOD of Isaac, GOD of Jacob not of the philosophers and of the learned. Certitude. Certitude. Feeling. Joy. Peace. GOD of Jesus Christ. My God and your God. Your GOD will be my God. Forgetfulness of the world and of everything, except GOD. He is only found by the ways taught in the Gospel. Grandeur of the human soul. Righteous Father, the world has not known you, but I have known you. Joy, joy, joy, tears of joy.
I have departed from him: They have forsaken me, the fount of living water. My God, will you leave me? Let me not be separated from him forever. This is eternal life, that they know you, the one true God, and the one that you sent, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ.Jesus Christ. I left him; I fled him, renounced, crucified. Let me never be separated from him. He is only kept securely by the ways taught in the Gospel: Renunciation, total and sweet. Complete submission to Jesus Christ and to my director. Eternally in joy for a days exercise on the earth. May I not forget your words. Amen.
In school, I was taught that Pascal meant it when he said, GOD of Abraham, GOD of Isaac, GOD of Jacob / not of the philosophers and of the learned, that after his night of fire that fateful November, Pascal really did renounce all scientific thought as libido excellendi, the concupiscence of the mind.
Bertrand Russell called this renunciation philosophical suicide. Friedrich Nietzsche called Pascal the most instructive victim of Christianity. By contrast, Pascals sister and hagiographer, Gilberte, who first related the renunciation, regarded it as a triumph of faith over the illusions of this world.
Years earlier Jansenists...
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Their Lobby supports the war but they prefer someone else to fight it...
This article was written by RT.
The iconic pillars of New Yorks financial district collapsed when hijackers flew two planes belonging to the airlines into the Manhattan island buildings. Around 3,000 people died in the attack.
After a protracted 13-year legal wrangle, American Airlines and United Airlines have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with Silverstein Properties, Reuters reported. Representatives for the airlines declined to comment to RT.com on the settlement.
A spokesperson for Silverstein Properties confirmed the settlement. We are pleased to have finally reached a resolution to this piece of post-9/11 litigation. We are currently devoting our attention to the ongoing construction of 3 World Trade Center, which we will open in the spring, and to the development of 2 World Trade Center, he told RT.com by email.
American businessman Larry Silverstein signed a 99-year lease for the World Trade Center less than two months before the buildings were destroyed. Silverstein received a payout from his own insurers, but the 86 year old is reported to have wanted to hold aviation firms to account for apparent negligence during the attack.
Silversteins real estate firm now manages the new World Trade Center portfolio of offices and luxury condos. The company is currently constructing the 2 World Trade Center tower. The building has been described by Silverstein as a final step in rebuilding lower Manhattan after that fateful day in 2001. The developer had i...
The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will fight this treaty violation with any means necessary.
On September 11, 2001, one of the most tragic events in recent American history took place. Close to 3,000 civilians lost their lives in horrific terror attacks that took place on American soil. Fifteen years later, it is time to ask the question: have our counterterror efforts helped to reduce the amount of terrorism in the world? Or at the very least, have they tried to make the world safer?
According to a report released by Dr. Neta Crawford, professor of political science at Brown University, spending by the United States Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, and Veteran Affairs since 9/11 is now close to $5 trillion USD. Before we have the chance to ask how a country that has racked up over $19.3 trillion USD in debt can spend $5 trillion USD on war, the focus of this article is to ask: What has all of this spending achieved?
As Reader Supported News reported at the end of last year, terrorism has increased 6,500 percent since 2002 (they probably should rename it the war of terror). In 2014, the outlet noted, it was reported that 74 percent of all terror-related casualties occurred in Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Syria. As stated by Paul Gottinger, a staff reporter for Reader Supported News, out of the aforementioned countries, only Nigeria did not experience either U.S. air strikes or a military occupation in that year.
Omitted from that assessment is the fact that the U.S. has been meddling in Nigeria for some time now. Why wouldnt they? Until recently, Nigeria was Africas largest oil producer, as well as the continents largest economy until last month.
Hillary Clinton herself...
Fifteen years ago, Native people in Sioux City sought the help of Iowa state leaders. Their anger turned into the Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children.
Sobering words for Thanksgiving, directly from the first proclamation by George himself in 1789, from New York....
Hillsdale College has produced a wonderful Thanksgiving video featuring its president, Dr. Larry P. Arnn, recalling the history of the Thanksgiving holiday and our seemingly forgotten dependence on fruitful harvests for our sustenance. Year-round vegetables, ready-made bread and butter, and plentiful plump turkeys at the grocery store down the street make it easy for us to forget what is actually required to produce the typical Thanksgiving meal.
Dr. Arnn reminds us that life wasnt always so easy, and that putting food on the table is so much more than a quick trip to the supermarket. To this day, even in an age of industrial farming using cutting edge technology, we depend on Gods provision for each harvest. Despite all our knowledge and technology, droughts, floods, and diseases can still wreak havoc on our crops. Widespread hunger can be just one poor harvest away.
Thanksgiving comes in the autumn, and it comes when the harvest is in. The thing that you harvest grows of its own accord. And you cant make that happen, Dr. Arnn notes. And so there was this movement that the nation should be grateful and atone at the end of each harvest.
Freedom is a blessing. Learning is a blessing. Constitutional government is a blessing, Dr. Arnn adds. We should be apologetic. We should be regretful when we fail to count those blessings and live up to them.
And we should say so to God, and we should thank him for the existence of those blessings and our chance to pursue them.
So, you think you're getting a middle-class tax cut? Well, first of all only, about half the middle class might get even a tiny tax cut. The other half of the middle class is going to pay more.
From Manataka American Indian
by Susan Bates
Most of us associate the holiday with happy Pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. And that did happen once.
The story began in 1614 when a band of English explorers sailed home to England with a ship full of Patuxet Indians bound for slavery. They left behind smallpox which virtually wiped out those who had escaped. By the time the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts Bay they found only one living Patuxet Indian, a man named Squanto who had survived slavery in England and knew their language. He taught them to grow corn and to fish, and negotiated a peace treaty between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Nation. At the end of their first year, the Pilgrims held a great feast honoring Squanto and the Wampanoags.
But as word spread in England about the paradise to be found in the new world, religious zealots called Puritans began arriving by the boat load. Finding no fences around the land, they considered it to be in the public domain. Joined by other British settlers, they seized land, capturing strong young Natives for slaves and killing the rest. But the Pequot Nation had not agreed to the peace treaty Squanto had negotiated and they fought back. The Pequot War was one of the blo...
The question of whether Site C violates the 1899 Treaty 8 agreement has not been tested in court
By Andrew Kurjata, CBC News, Nov 21, 2017
The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have warned they will launch a billion-dollar lawsuit testing whether the Site C dam violates their treaty rights should the provincial government decide to proceed with the project.
The Federal Court of Appeal previously dismissed a lawsuit from the two First Nations that sought to halt construction...
Federal law requires pipelines, like the Keystone, to be regularly inspected to spot corrosion, failing welds, minor leaks, and other such issues before they can cause any problems. To do this, oil companies send PIGs -- Pipeline Inspection Gauges -- through their pipes. However, the data they send back is only as good as the computer code used to analyze it.
Source: Anonymous News Under #OpDomesticTerrorism, various Anonymous groups from around the world have come together to battle white supremacy in the United States. As well as taking down over a dozen neo-Nazi websites, countless Twitter accounts 
Though physics debunks the concept that the Earth is flat, the science isnt convincing enough for California resident Mike Hughes. This weekend, the flat-Earth conspiracy theorist will launch himself 1,800 feet high in a rocket made from scrap material. His goal? To prove that the planet is, indeed, flat.
There is a good chance the journey will kill him. After all, he will be traveling through the Mojave Desert at 500 mph. But if he survives, Hughes says his experiment will mark the first phase of his ambitious flat-Earth space program.
The 61-year-olds ultimate goal is to do a subsequent launch that will put him miles above the Earth. The limousine drive plans on taking a camera with him to capture evidence of the disc we all live on. Said Hughes in a fundraising interview: Itll shut the door on this ball earth.
The Washington Post reports that during the interview, Hughes addressed a number of conspiracy theories, including NASA being controlled by round-Earth Freemasons and Elon Musk making fake rockets. John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are Freemasons, Hughes said at one point. Once you understand that, you understand the roots of the deception. The event ended with him promising other flat-Earth believers that he would expose the conspiracy once-and-for-all, using nothing more than a steam-powered rocket which will launch from his mobile home on...
Black Snake Killaz is a feature-length documentary film about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. This film explores actions taken by water protectors to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and highlights actions taken by law enforcement, military, and corporate mercenaries to quell the months-long protest.
Black Snake Killaz timelines the historical events that unfolded in Standing Rock throughout 2016 and brings you the raw experience from many frontline actions to protect the water. Although the Dakota Access Pipeline is completed, the impact of the movement will be long-lasting.
As fossil fuel extraction projects continue to impact some of the most vulnerable communities throughout the United States of America, the importance of the water protectors story grows.
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Trump has zero knowledge, experience, or skills in foreign policy, and he's in way over his head when dealing with someone like Putin. Why wouldn't our president at least challenge this dangerous foreign threat to our people's democracy? "Well, look," Trump meekly replied when asked this question, "I can't stand there and argue with him."
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In perfect timing for holiday driving many will be doing in the U.S., were releasing episode 3 of Error451, The Final Straws occasionally weekly tech security podcast with William Budington. This episode is about GPS navigation on mobile devices and ways to use it without disclosing your information to service providers.
If you have ideas for topics youd like to hear discussed or researched, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republicans unveiled their tax plan in September to mixed reviews. That was to be expected. It hasnt gotten any better in recent weeks. Americans generally want lower taxes. They also want the Republican Party to do something they promised while begging for votes. Lets not ask for too much. One called on the Rush Limbaugh Show in 
The post Block Friday: A Call to Action in Solidarity with Anti-Extraction Struggles Everywhere appeared first on It's Going Down.
This November 24th, celebrate Block Friday with us by taking action against extractive industries.
On November 16th, 2017, the Keystone XL pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota. The next day, a group of friends in Olympia, Washington set up a blockade on the train tracks to prevent the shipment of fracking sands to be used in natural gas extraction.
We were here last year occupying the tracks in solidarity with Standing Rock, and now were continuing to struggle against extractive industries and colonialism. This Thursday, were supposed to celebrate white supremacy and eat turkey, but instead well be at the barricades in the rain, burning an effigy of a pilgrim and sharing food.
On Friday were asking you to show solidarity by taking action. The Olympia Stand commune has been piling pallets high and eating cake around barrel fires, and wed love for you to respond by showing your support. On Block Friday, please drop banners, paint walls, have a march, stop something in its tracks, soapbox at the mall, go to a Black Lives Matter demonstration, or come to Olympia and hang out on the tracks with us. In order to continue, we need the struggle to expand beyond the confines of our camp as we learn to live and fight together. Long live the commune! Fire to the pipelines!
(U) On 11 July, the United States Government removed Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors used by government agencies to purchase technology equipment, amid concerns the cyber security firms products could be used by the Kremlin to gain entry into U.S. networks.
(U) Last month the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a defense spending policy bill that would ban Kaspersky products from use in the military. The move came a day after the FBI interviewed several of the companys U.S. employees at their private homes as part of a counterintelligence investigation into its operations.
(U) On 12 July, GSA made a tactical decision to remove Kaspersky Labs from two GSA schedules, thus effectively removing the vendor as an authorized source for purchases by any agency using GSA schedules.
(U) The delisting represents the most concrete action taken against Kaspersky following months of mounting suspicion among intelligence officials and lawmakers that the company may be too closely connected to hostile Russian intelligence agencies accused of cyber-attacks on the United States.
(U) Lawmakers raised concerns that Moscow might use the firms products to attack American computer networks, a particularly sensitive issue given allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia hacked and leaked emails of Democratic Party political groups to interfere in the 2016 presidential election campaign. Russia denies the allegations.
(U//FOUO) Per the U.S. General Services Administration, After review and careful consideration, the General Services Administration made the decision to remove Kaspersky Lab-manufactured products from GSA IT Schedule 70 and GSA Schedul-67 Photographic Equipment and Related Supplies and Services. GSAs priorities are to ensure the integrity and security of U.S. government systems and network and evaluate products and services available on our contracts using supply chain risk management processes.
(U//FOUO) State, Local, Tribal and Territorial government agencies that use GSA contract schedules for ordering IT goods and services and I or Photographic Equipment and Related Supplies and Services, or otherwise have Kaspersky Lab-manufactured products should consider the risk associated with these products and adhere to Federal guidelines.
Security Concerns with Kaspersky Labs Products
On 11 July, the United States Government removed Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors used by government agencies to purchase technology equipment.
The delisting represents the most concrete action taken against Kaspersky following months of mounting suspicion among intelligence officials and lawmakers that the company may be too closely connected to hostile Russia...
21st Century Wire says
This has been an ongoing project of the search giant, long in the making, and already underway. In fact, this website, 21stCenturyWire.com, has felt the impact of its content being disappeared in Googles search results resulting in a drop of over 50% in our organic search query traffic since April.
Its those kinds of sites like RT, Sputnik, 21WIRE and many others that are targets in the grand plan, as outlined here by Robert Parry of Consortium News:
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Google will de-rank RT articles to make them harder to find Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Googles parent company Alphabet, says the company will engineer specific algorithms for RT and Sputnik to make their articles less prominent on the search engines news delivery services.
We are working on detecting and de-ranking those kinds of sites its basically RT and Sputnik, Schmidt said during a Q & A session at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada on Saturday, when asked about whether Google facilitates Russian propaganda.
We are well of aware of it, and we are trying to engineer the systems to prevent that [the content being delivered to wide audiences]. But we dont want to ban the sites thats not how we operate.
The discussion focused on the companys popular Google News service, which clusters the news by stories, then ranks the various media outlets depending on their reach, article length and veracity, and Google Alerts, which proactively informs subscribers of new publications.
RT has criticized the proposed move whose timescale has not been publicized as arbitrary and...
The enrichment of the rich and the empowerment of the powerful is the doctrine of these transatlantic extremists; and they don't care how many people have to die, how badly society degenerates, how low the quality of life becomes, as long as Mammon's will be done.
A day seen by many Americans as a day of celebration, a day for family, and a day for giving thanks, is perceived by many Native Americans as a day filled with ignorance, a day filled with anger and a day full of mourning. While millions of Americans prepare this week to get into the holiday 
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Nov 27th | 8 AM
Social Media Event Here
DC Courthouse at 500 Indiana Ave NW
Everyone who wants a free world: we need you to show up to win this fight.
On January 20, 2017, tens of thousands of people converged in Washington, D.C. for the #DisruptJ20 protests to oppose the inauguration of Donald Trump. A combination of blockades, marches, and festive demonstrations shattered the spectacle of a peaceful transition of power and made it clear around the world that people do not recognize Trumps authority.
What could have been a day signaling resignation and defeat became a moment of defiance and resistance.
The protests on J20 set a tone and precedent for the events that unfolded shortly after, including the notably successful, mass direct actions at airports against Trumps Muslim ban, as well as ongoing resistance to deportations.
While Trump and his alt-right footsoldiers have encountered few meaningful obstacles from liberal politicians in the halls of power, grassroots resistance has continued to prove a substantial force.
With resistance comes repression. Like so many others this yearSt Louis; New Orleans; Phillyactivists have faced rounds of repression never seen before. On January 20th, 200+ protesters were mass-arrested and now face 6 decades in prison. Their cell phones were confiscated and searched, their homes were raided, and their social media data was seized. Defendants also experienced sexual assault at the hands of DC police (MPD).
The charges against J20 defendants are an experiment. If the courts are able to successfully prosecute those arrested at J20, this will send a green light to the forces of repression seeking to contain, control, and eliminate social movements around the country.
Show your solidarity with #J20 defendants by showing up at the courthouse and demand an end to repression of expression and exitance.
If you cant make it to DC please donate at the Defend J20 Legal Fund
Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton was accused of rape and sexual assault by several former employees of his media company, Truth Against the Machine, and Facebook chat messages provided to Shadowproof show former employees plotting to have him fired. They discuss ending his career. But does this mean Chariton was the target of some conspiracy?
The allegations revolve around an event that occurred in a hotel room in Flint, Michigan, in May. Carly Hammond, the accuser, informed Shadowproof she is considering pressing charges. Chariton plans to sue the Young Turks and the Intercept for false sexual misconduct allegations.
It is difficult to prove with the screen shots from the Facebook chat that Chariton was the victim of some vendetta, as he publicly claimed. Perhaps, it was distasteful or foolish for Christian Chiakulas, the journalist who broke the story on the allegations, to celebrate. Ok were bringing this motherfucker down, he declared.
We dont want to just do damage, we want to finish it, Chiakulas wrote. In response, Hammond replied, If Jordan gets fired from [the Young Turks] then its all over. Even [Young Turks host] Jimmy Dore would be an idiot to stick with him if the allegations were strong enough.
At one point in the chat, Hammond suggested, You know why people believe shit about [Harvey] Weinstein? Cause 55,000 people accused him and came out about it, and added, We have to have at least 5 people. Chiakulas replied, With [George] Takei it only took 1.
But it is also possible the accuser, a former Truth Against the Machine (TATM) employee, was uncertain her story would be believed if she was the only person alleging misconduct.
We know that Jordan is a public figure with a large following of ardent supporters, Hammond said in a statement provided to Shadowproof. Not having a game plan to address how to get the stories out there would have been stupid.
Chiakulas told Shadowproof, During the course of our group chat, tensions ran very high, especially for the people who had been closest with Chariton. Throughout it all, I tried to keep the group focused and keep the story Carly wanted to tell succinct. This chat was not begun with any organized motive or goal in mind, but certain goals did organically develop as we spoke with each other.
He suggested Chariton is taking certain things said out of context to allege a conspiracy, which is nonsense.
A group of people, many of whom have never met, bouncing ideas off of each other and venting their frustrations does not equal conspiracy, Chiakulas said.
Is it possible Hammond, who is married, made a bad choice that she later regretted? She celebrated a news story in the hotel room and drank beer and had sex with multi...
Larry -- (see, it's personalized)I'm writing you today simply to say thank you.(blah-blah-blah) I cut some of the letter out to spare you.(back in 1890), My dad used to say to me, "Joey, we get knocked down, and then we get right back up."Folks, in 2017, we got right back up. We helped each other up. (I don't know how Joe figured that but he's always been a bit delusional)And here's what you showed me:Those with the courage to oppose hate still far outnumber those who promote it. (which is why President Trump won a landslide victory) It's by the power of our example, not the example of our power, that America leads the world. And this country will always belong to those who love it enough to change it for the better....
In this episode of Radical People, Eamon talks with Malcom, who was one of the thirteen people who repelled off of the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon in order to blockade the icebreaker ship, the Fennica back in 2015. This was an effort to keep Shell Oil from being able to drill in the Arctic.
The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement New York City announces our first project: Support Through the Walls.
We recognize the prison industrial complex as the most draconian institution in the United States and due to its direct lineage from the chattel system we advocate and fight for its destruction. We want to offer our support as an act of solidarity, and a concrete way of building bridges to rebels inside connecting the abolitionist struggle inside and outside the walls.
While we intend for this project to expand to many different forms of support, our first project is a literature distro. We send catalogues of revolutionary, historical and abolitionist titles into prisons and ask people to request any title they would like to read. Our goal is to establish ongoing correspondence with people reading the literature and encourage a dialogue about the texts.
If you are in touch with anyone locked up who would like to receive a catalogue, you can download it from our website: https://ramnyc.org/projects/prisoner-zine-distro.html
If you would like to join this project and correspond with people inside, we will be holding our first public event and orientation Tuesday, November 28th at 7:00pm at the Base in Brooklyn. Check out the event details here.
RAM-NYC recognizes that the Civil War never abolished the system of slavery and we are positioning our political work within that framework. As revolutionary anarchists, we believe the abolitionist struggle must be extended to the state and capitalism, as well as the abolition of contemporary slavery.
Join us in our mission and help us spread the ideas that will make prisons history!
Want to teach your children about the problem of parking minimums?
Strong Towns member Bridget Brown wrote a children's book that addresses this issue in a cute and compelling way. It's called Spot's Parking Lot and it follows the adventures of a little dog figuring out the many valuable things he could do with a single parking spot:
A cop in Dallas who reeked of alcohol strolled out of a Walmart one day ahead of Thanksgiving with more than $800 of unpaid groceries, police said. Officer Christopher Hankins,
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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit from the sixth man who has claimed he was sexually assaulted by Dennis Hastert when he was a young boy. (TFTP) A judge has chosen to protect former U.S. House speaker and admitted child rapist, Dennis Hastert, by throwing out a lawsuit filed by a man who claims he 
The post Judge Protects Fmr House Speaker And Admitted Child Rapist, Telling His Victim He Cant Sue appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.
Two months after the Sept. 20 landfall of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico -- like the nearby Virgin Islands -- is still in a state of horrifying devastation. The help being offered by the Trump administration is thin to the point of being cruel and unusual.
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On August 19th, 45 thousand people, led by black organizers, marched against a far-Right rally. Upon hearing that the fascists were coming back to Resist Marxism, the Fight Supremacy 2.0 counter demonstration was organized on November 18th.
Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) November 18, 2017
Through the free speech rhetoric, along with talk of Resisting Marxism and honouring veterans, on the Resist Marxism website the group claimed to be against Marxist style groups such as ANTIFA and BLM. Anti-communism is a calling card for racists in America. During the civil rights movement, far-Right groups such as the John Birch Society promoted conspiracy theories that black resistance was really a communist wedge toward socialism. History repeats itself, huh?
Antifa brought over their own sound system to lend to the counterprotest, which just got wayyy louder. pic.twitter.com/eohHicWR1k
Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) November 18, 2017
In light of the far-Right demonstration being organized, Fight Supremacy notified people and organizations via flyers, social media and networking. The event was intended to shut down the fascist rally. Then afterwards, healing and education workshops would be held at Emerson College/Massart. Despite community groups such as BLM, Violence In Boston, and Fight Supremacy reserving the space weeks in advance they were denied the space and instead a smaller unconference took where white liberals would use the space to discuss equity and anti-racism. Their claim was that theyd discuss how to hold the school administration accountable for mishandling the original event....
Madison County, Alabama Sheriff is being sued for discrimination after members of the office allege multiple cases of sexual misconduct without consequence, one of which was caught on tape. According
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Continuing its years-long desecration and assault on Indigenous Peoples ways of life, ecological destruction, and threats to public health, Arizona Snowbowl ski area opened with snow made from millions of gallons of 100% treated sewage today.
After being forced to delay its opening day twice due to lack of natural snowfall, the ski area opened one lift and one run to sparse attendance.
More than a dozen sacred sites protectors confronted Snowbowl employees and recreationists with a quarantine action in hazmat suits, with banners, caution tape, and chanting No Desecration for Recreation.
This is a clear example of continued colonialism. Whats happening is Dookooosiid a sacred mountain to many Indigenous Peoples in this area, is being desecrated by this Snowbowl company, stated Maile Hampton. These capitalists continue to come in and tear down all the trees and build this snow resort. Not only build that, but they fill it with 100% reclaimed sewage water. Would you want someone to dump literal sewer water onto your church lawn? This mountain is a church for Indigenous people. This mountain is sacred. This cannot continue to happen. This company is literally desecrating this sacred mountain for pure profit and recreation. We will continue to stand up and do anything we can to draw attention to this issue and wipeout Snowball as a whole. BOYCOTT SNOWBOWL!
The amount of disrespect for the land, and all people who inhabit it, is disgusting. Speaking to employees and patrons of Snowbowl who showed that they only cared about recreation, stated Mary Begay. They were mocking us and being openly sexist and racist. Some patrons tried to eat the treated sewage effluent with pharmaceutical drugs and hormones in it to prove a point only to spit it out immediately in our direction. We were there in a prayerful way to stop this destruction and desecration of our water, of our ecosystems and of our humanity.
Snowbowl patrons dont have the highest moral standard and they show no respect for those who wish to protest peacefully, stated Scott Begay. If the Snowbowl patrons showed this amount of disrespect on the opening day, I cannot imagine the rest of the year. Snowbowl allows and condones this vulgar display of colonialism, and something needs to be done about it.
The action initially blocked a section of the ski run but was moved as law enforcement agents threatened arrest.
Six law enforcement vehicles followed the resisters as they made their way from the u...
This weeks episode is packed with resistance news from across Turtle Island and beyond. Struggles led by water protectors against gas and oil infrastructure are happening, seemingly, everywhere. This past week, students have been busy, while prisoners have not. We have a brief update on the work stoppage and Holman Prison.
We also have interviews with a comrade at the anti-fracking blockade in Olympia, WA, and with a J20 supporter about the trials that have just begun. Stay tuned until the end for CrimethInc.s call for January 20, 2018: Build the Base, Take the Initiative. A Call to Expand Our Capacity.
Hope Hicks' time in the barrel may come soon. Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly aiming to interview the White House communications director as part of the Trump-Russia investigation. When he and his team of lawyers do so, they presumably will be mindful that the 29-year-old Hicks told one of the biggest whoppers of the 2016 campaign.
[Editors Note: Law professor Yochai Benkler, who sits on Sunlights advisory board, recently analyzed how the Honest Ads Act would affect disclosure of election advertising disclosure and would not address botnets, sockpuppets or intentional falsehoods in Harvard Law Review. Weve syndicated his article below, with permission and attribution.]
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election was a watershed moment for how we understand the Internet and democracy. In the 1990s and 2000s, the Net enjoyed wide acclaim as a democratizing technology. In 1997, the Supreme Court hailed it as a platform on which [t]hrough the use of chat rooms, any person with a phone line can become a town crier with a voice that resonates farther than it could from any soapbox....
Thinking of a specific person who will use open data (and why) can help cities share that data in ways that are more useful and ultimately increase the social impact of open data. This user-centered focus is a key aspect of our tactical data engagement (TDE) approach to opening data.
Sunlight is currently piloting this approach in Madison, Wisconsin, where we are helping the city improve its open data program. For two weeks earlier this month, we and our colleagues at Reboot conducted user re...
Editor's note: No newsletter tomorrow, as we'll be off celebrating Thanksgiving, but you can expect all of the day's open government news back in your inbox on Friday.
In the meantime, in today's edition ProPublica and Property of the People got a hold of White House visitor records from the first year of the Trump administration, investigations abound in Washington, fake news can be a life or death matter in Myanmar, and more.
Yesterday, ProPublica posted White House visitor records from the first 230 days of the Trump Administration. As Derek Kravitz, Leora Smith, and Al Shaw explain "The Trump White House tried to block public access to visitor logs of five federal offices working directly for the president even though they were subject to public disclosure through the Freedom of Information Act. Property of the People, a Washington-based transparency group, successfully sued the administration to release the data and provided the documents to ProPublica."
Today's the day! Here's how to participate in our annual #BlackFridayParking event.
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