Thursday, July 19, 2018

Day 546 | What The Fuck Just Happened Today?

Day 546 | What The Fuck Just Happened Today?

Day 546

1/ Two weeks before his inauguration, Trump was briefed that Putin had personally ordered the cyberattacks to influence the 2016 election. The intelligence briefing included texts and emails from Russian military officers, as well as evidence from a source close to Putin, who had described how the Kremlin executed the hacking and disinformation campaign. After flip-flopping on whether he believed Putin's denial that Russia interfered in the election, Trump indirectly blamed Putin for meddling, "because he's in charge of the country." (New York Times)

  • A Senate Republican blocked passage of a non-binding, bipartisan resolution backing the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn called the resolution "purely a symbolic act," sinking the effort to pass the resolution by unanimous consent. (The Hill / CNN)

2/ Trump now "disagrees" with Putin's "incredible offer" to allow Moscow to interrogate 11 Americans in exchange for access to the 12 Russian military intelligence officers indicted for their role in trying to sabotage the 2016 election, according to Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Yesterday, the White House said Trump was entertaining Putin's proposal to swap officials for questioning, calling it "an interesting idea," which prompted a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. It took Trump three days to come this conclusion. (Washington Post / New York Times / Reuters)

  • The Senate unanimously approved a non-binding, bipartisan resolution warning Trump not to honor Putin's request to let the Russian government question American diplomats and other officials. (Axios / The Hill)

3/ Russia's ambassador to the U.S. claimed Trump and Putin had reached several "important verbal agreements" on issues in the Middle East and nuclear proliferation. Senior U.S. military leaders, however, have little to no information about what the two leaders discussed or agreed to. (Washington Post / The Guardian)

4/ Trump invited Putin to visit the White House this fall for a second summit despite his advisers struggling to ascertain what Trump and Putin agreed to. Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that he is already looking "forward to our second meeting so we can start implementing some of the many things discussed." Sarah Huckabee Sanders then tweeted that Trump had asked National Security Adviser John Bolton to invite Putin, adding, the "discussions are already underway." (New York Times / Bloomberg / Associated Press)

The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media. I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear........

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

....proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace, North Korea and more. There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems...but they can ALL be solved!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs. President Trump asked @Ambjohnbolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway.

— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec)

5/ Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee blocked an attempt to subpoena the interpreter who sat in on Trump's one-on-one meeting with Putin. Chairman Devin Nunes ruled that Adam Schiff's motion was out of order. (Politico / ABC News / The Hill)

6/ FBI Director Christopher Wray: Russia is the "most aggressive actor" in election interference and is "very active" at "sowing discord and divisiveness in this country." Wray added: "My view has not changed, which is that Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and that it continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day." (CNN / NBC News / The Hill)

  • Sean Spicer contradicted Trump's claim that the Robert Mueller investigation is a witch hunt, saying that "I see no evidence that it is" and that "I think it's very important to be clear that Russia meddled in our election and there's no evidence of collusion." (NBC News)

  • Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen claimed she hasn't "seen evidence" that Russia tried to swing the 2016 election in Trump's favor. DHS later clarified her comments, saying she "agrees with" the U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russia tampered with the election. (HuffPost)

  • "I haven't seen any evidence that the attempts to interfere in our election infrastructure was to favor Trump," DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says, contradicting U.S. intelligence findings

    — TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc)

7/ New York State is investigating whether the Trump Foundation violated state tax laws. The investigation by the Department of Taxation and Finance will focus on some of the same issues as the New York attorney general's lawsuit: campaign finance violations, self-dealing, and illegal coordination with the Trump campaign. If the investigation finds possible criminal activity, it could refer the findings to the state attorney general or to a district attorney. Trump's tax returns could possibly be revealed as part of a criminal investigation. (New York Times / Reuters)

poll/ 79% of Republicans approve of the way Trump handled his press conference with Putin while 7% of Democrats of approve. Overall, 40% of Americans approve of Trump's performance. (Axios)

poll/ 70% of Americans believe the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections. And 61% are very or somewhat concerned about Russia interfering in the 2018 elections. (CBS News)


Notables.

  1. Robert Mueller released an itemized list of more than 500 pieces of evidence prosecutors are considering using against Paul Manafort, who has been charged with a number of financial crimes, including bank fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors are using the items to demonstrate expensive purchases Manafort made with money he attempted to hide from U.S. authorities after working for pro-Russia political parties in Ukraine. (Politico / The Hill)

  2. The Interior Department's internal watchdog is investigating whether Ryan Zinke violated conflict of interest laws for his role in a real estate deal with Halliburton chairman David Lesar. (Reuters / Politico)

  3. The Trump administration plans to strip the Endangered Species Act of provisions that extend protections to species in decline regardless of whether they are listed as endangered or threatened. (Washington Post)

  4. The White House withdrew the nomination of Ryan Bounds to serve on the 9th Circuit appeals court after Republicans realized they didn't have the votes needed. As an undergraduate at Stanford, Bounds ridiculed multiculturalism and groups concerned with racial issues. (Politico / Washington Post)

  5. Trump criticized the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates, saying he was "not thrilled" by the rate hikes, which he argues will put the U.S. at a "disadvantage" and implied that the moves could hurt his efforts to increase economic growth. (CNBC / New York Times)

  6. Devin Nunes spent nearly $15,000 in political donations on Boston Celtics tickets, winery tours, and trips to Las Vegas. All charges were listed as fundraising expenses. (McClatchy DC)



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Russiagate Is Far Wider Than Trump and His Inner Circle | The Nation

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Tweet by Sue #JusticeIsComing on Twitter

Sue #JusticeIsComing (@SueinRockville)
#ThursdayThoughts
Starting to wonder if Putin did not personally pick every damn member of the #SwampCabinet
Pence -Putin told Manafort -nyet to Christie, da to Pence
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Tweet by Bruce Bartlett on Twitter

Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett)
To a large extent, the right-wing infatuation with Russia is racial in nature--white Christian folks in the Northern Hemisphere must unite against nonwhites and non-Christians from the Southern Hemisphere. rightwingwatch.org/post/league-of…

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UK: Police Identify Russians Who Carried Out Nerve Agent Attack on Skripals, Killed Innocent Woman

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At long last Ms Sanders, have you no decency?

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The five tactics that defines the fog of Donald Trump (VIDEO)

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Alleged Spy Butina Tied to Christian Right, Gun Groups

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Tweet by John Fugelsang on Twitter

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang)
It's not that #TrumpKnew.
It's that every member of his cabinet now knows he knew.
And they know we now know they know he knew.
And the Congress now knows we all know he knew.
Election Day is Nov 6.

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Tweet by Ted Lieu on Twitter

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Based on the disturbing and disgraceful actions and statements of ⁦‪@realDonaldTrump‬⁩ this week, I'm thinking the below tweet sounds better in the original Russian.

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"If conservatives become convinced that they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy."
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Trump Knew About Russian Interference in the Election Before He Was Inaugurated

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The Woman Suffrage Movement | National Women's History Museum

The Woman Suffrage Movement | National Women's History Museum

The Woman Suffrage Movement

The Most Significant Achievement of Women in the Progressive Era

Susan B. Anthony (L) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (R)

The woman suffrage movement actually began in 1848, when a women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. The Seneca Falls meeting was not the first in support of women's rights, but suffragists later viewed it as the meeting that launched the suffrage movement. For the next 50 years, woman suffrage supporters worked to educate the public about the validity of woman suffrage. Under the leadership of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other women's rights pioneers, suffragists circulated petitions and lobbied Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to enfranchise women.

At the turn of the century, women reformers in the club movement and in the settlement house movement wanted to pass reform legislation. However, many politicians were unwilling to listen to a disenfranchised group. Thus, over time women began to realize that in order to achieve reform, they needed to win the right to vote. For these reasons, at the turn of the century, the woman suffrage movement became a mass movement.

In the 20th century leadership of the suffrage movement passed to two organizations. The first, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), under the leadership of Carrie Chapman Catt, was a moderate organization. The NAWSA undertook campaigns to enfranchise women in individual states, and simultaneously lobbied President Wilson and Congress to pass a woman suffrage Constitutional Amendment. In the 1910s, NAWSA's membership numbered in the millions.

The second group, the National Woman's Party (NWP), under the leadership of Alice Paul, was a more militant organization. The NWP undertook radical actions, including picketing the White House, in order to convince Wilson and Congress to pass a woman suffrage amendment.

In 1920, due to the combined efforts of the NAWSA and the NWP, the 19th Amendment, enfranchising women, was finally ratified. This victory is considered the most significant achievement of women in the Progressive Era. It was the single largest extension of democratic voting rights in our nation's history, and it was achieved peacefully, through democratic processes.

Credit

Library of Congress

College day in the picket line

Sources

  • Cooney, Jr. Robert P.J. Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement. American Graphic Press, 2005.
  • Frankel, Noralee and Nancy S. Dye, editors. Gender, Class, Race, and Reform in the Progressive Era. The University of Press of Kentucky, 1991.
  • Ginzberg, Lori D. Women and the Work of Benevolence: Morality, Politics, and Class in the Nineteenth-Century United States. Yale University Press, 1990.
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  • Sklar, Kathryn Kish. Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900. Yale University Press, 1995.


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Day 545 | What The Fuck Just Happened Today?

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The NRA Has Deep Ties to Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina – Mother Jones

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Members of a Pennsylvania white supremacist group are facing charges for allegedly beating a black man in a bar. The group's co-founder, who previously pleaded guilty to terrorist threats and ethnic intimidation in 2003, is a local GOP official thebea.st/2uxIlG6

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This comedian wants white people who call the cops on innocent Black families to take a serving of 'Mind Your Own F**king Business' Great idea. pic.twitter.com/nauvEkRovb

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#TrumpKnew

Which means

#McConnellKnew
#RyanKnew
#RepublicansKnew

Which means we've been controlled by traitors loyal to Putin and Russia since the WH was stolen, and more likely, the months leading up to the election as well, which explains Merrick Garland. #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/0hQRxZY77r

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GOP blocks a bill today that would increase cyber security. It is becoming apparent the GOP WANTS more Russian hacking into our elections in order to keep the House Red. We all must check our registrations and vote in November.

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The Trump admin has summoned at least 70 infants to immigration court for their own deportation proceedings since Oct. 1, Texas Tribune reports.

These are children who need frequent touching and naps every few hours. Some were of breastfeeding age. texastribune.org/2018/07/18/imm…

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#ThursdayThoughts If you are a democrat or resistance member
your life will be in danger from now on so take precautions

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trump's people doing putin & Russia's bidding, & personally trying to intimidate Ambassador McFaul, a man who served our country w/honor & distinction. It is simply..stunning!
Who protects him? And patriots like him? We all know it's not trump.
It's time 2push back, Rs and DsπŸ‘‡πŸΌ twitter.com/mcfaul/status/…

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It's been 155 days since the Stoneman Douglas massacre.

The media has stopped their coverage of the tragedy almost completely

We promised that this time would be different

Let's Make it Different

Don't stop TWEETING your support of these kids & your disgust w/ the ⁦‪@NRA‬⁩. EVER!

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Somewhere in Hell, an embarrassed Nixon just called you "a goddamn amateur."
And he'll tell you to your face, when he sees you.
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A wrestling coach who molested boys was elected Speaker of the House by Republicans and they even named a fake "rule" after him, the Hastert rule.

Will Republicans name a rule after wrestling coach ⁦‪@Jim_Jordan‬⁩ and will he have to be convicted of a crime before they abandon him?

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All presidential candidates should be forced to pass a top secret security clearance background check, show 20 years of tax returns, pass a psychological evaluation and pass an academic test about government operations.

Is there any reasonable argument against any of this?

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What the FUCK
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Left Wants Equality of Opportunity, Not Equality of Outcome - CN

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Alleged Spy Butina Tied to Christian Right, Gun Groups

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"I misspoke" means never having to say "I lied."

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Tweet by Andrew Goss ✊USAF✊ on Twitter

Andrew Goss ✊USAF✊ (@Goss30Goss)
NRA will no longer have to disclose their major donors who give more than $5,000.

This is a pretty fucking big deal since Russia will be able to contribute millions once again that will be used to elect Trumpublicans.

How can our country allow this to happen?

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Maria Butina and John Wayne Bobbitt? Our National TV Show Has Jumped the Shark.

Maria Butina and John Wayne Bobbitt? Our National TV Show Has Jumped the Shark.

Maria Butina and John Wayne Bobbitt? Our National TV Show Has Jumped the Shark.

What, we hesitate to ask, is next?

Fire them all. I mean it, round up all the people in the Writer's Room for 2018 and shit-can the lot of them. This story arc is waaaayyyyy out of hand. All these quotes are verbatim from the document filed by the Department of Justice in its attempt on Wednesday to keep Mariia Butina, the red-haired Russian "student" who is accused of violating lobbying statutes while worming her way into the conservative political elite in this country.

Act One: You Are The Best Spy And One Day Keri Russell Will Play You On The Teevee.

Russian Official: Good morning! How are you faring there in the rays of the new fame?[] Are your admirers asking for your autographs yet? You have upstaged Anna Chapman. She poses with toy pistols, while you are being published with real ones. There are a hell of a lot of rumors circulating here about me too! Very funny!
Butina: It is curious that only our liberal media published the translation of the article. Yesterday I was pressing for an interview to Komsomolka but they are silent. It was probably our [people] that stood up for me.
Russian Official: I only saw it in the Echo [of Moscow] Blog and on the InoSMI site. What do you expect from the liberals anyway?!

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Butina: It's the other thing that is important: evidently, there is an Order not to touch us. I believe it is a good sign.
Russian Official: For now – yes, but should things shift, then we are guaranteed a spot on the list of 'agents of influence." . . .
Butina: It's better to keep a low profile now. For some time. You probably got in trouble because of that nasty leak? Sorry. . . .

Act Two: The Spy Ate My Homework.

The FBI has uncovered electronic communications revealing Butina's involvement in the planning of the covert influence operation with U.S. Person 1. This series of communications included a discussion about how Butina could best enter and remain in the United States. Butina chose a student visa from a range of options for her ultimate application, but not before a lengthy discussion of the risks associated with traveling to the United States repeatedly on a tourist visa. The FBI has discovered text messages and emails between U.S. Person 1 and Butina in which Butina would routinely ask U.S. Person 1 to help complete her academic assignments, by editing papers and answering exam questions.

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Act Three: Lie Back, Dear, And Think Of Russia.

During the course of this investigation, the FBI has determined that Butina gained access through U.S. Person 1 to an extensive network of U.S. persons in positions to influence political activities in the United States. Butina, age 29, and U.S. Person 1, age 56, are believed to have cohabitated and been involved in a personal relationship during the course of Butina's activities in the United States. But this relationship does not represent a strong tie to the United States because Butina appears to treat it as simply a necessary aspect of her activities. For example, on at least one occasion, Butina offered an individual other than U.S. Person 1 sex in exchange for a position within a special interest organization. Further, in papers seized by the FBI, Butina complained about living with U.S. Person 1 and expressed disdain for continuing to cohabitate with U.S. Person 1.

The unfortunate U.S. Person 1 is said to be Paul Erickson, a notorious conservative operative from South Dakota. The ever-essential Marcy Wheeler points us to a piece from The Rapid City Journal back in February that gives us the skinny on Erickson. His career already had brought him into contact with interesting people before he ever met Butina.

John Wayne Bobbitt was asleep on June 23, 1993, in Manassas, Va., when his wife, Lorena, used a kitchen knife to cut off his penis. She drove away in a car and threw the penis into a field, where it was found nearly two hours later by a cop and brought to a hospital where Mr. Bobbitt underwent a 9½ hour reattachment surgery. One of the surgeons involved in the operation was David Berman, who realized afterward that Bobbitt, who was 26 years old at the time, would need help dealing with a growing media horde and with legal matters (Lorena Bobbitt would be charged but found not guilty of malicious wounding, and John would be charged and acquitted of rape). In a recent interview with the Journal, Berman said he dined socially a day or two after the surgery with Jack Abramoff, Erickson's friend who lived relatively nearby in Silver Spring, Md. Berman said he and Abramoff discussed Bobbitt's need for representation.

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Erickson said he was brought into the Bobbitt saga through his connection with Jack Abramoff's brother, Bob. Soon, reporters were referring to Erickson as Bobbit's "media adviser," "entertainment lawyer" or "agent."
Media reports said Erickson booked Bobbitt on an international "Love Hurts" tour, during which Bobbitt sold T-shirts, autographed steak knives and made appearances on programs including "The Howard Stern Show." "No one who has come to instant celebrity will have systematically exploited as many avenues as John Wayne Bobbitt," Erickson was quoted as saying at the time.

John Wayne Bobbitt? In this story?

Fire all of them. Now.

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Texas woman's nose bitten off and swallowed by neighbor; denied surgery because she's uninsured

https://www.dailykos.com/story/2018/7/17/1781428/-TX-woman-s-nose-bitten-off-and-swallowed-by-neighbor-can-t-get-surgery-because-she-s-uninsured


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Growing body of evidence suggests 'worst-case scenario'—Trump has been a Russian asset for years

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FBI informant Marcy Wheeler: 'Mueller is sitting on a lot'

https://www.dailykos.com/story/2018/7/17/1781419/-FBI-informant-Marcy-Wheeler-Mueller-is-sitting-on-a-lot


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The Unwinding of Donald Trump | The New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-unwinding-of-donald-trump


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John McCain: Trump abased himself before a tyrant

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Louis Gohmert's Story About Russians Getting Harry Truman Elected Is Crazy

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Republicans Quick To Slam Russian Interference, Less So To Call Out Trump

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Tweet by Craig Crawford on Twitter

Craig Crawford (@craig_crawford)
Add treason to the mix.

Vote Republican = Vote Putin twitter.com/politico/statu…

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Helen❄️🌊Votes❄️🌊 (@Cruellaisdevine)
🚨 High Alert! πŸ”₯ Make the Calls to your Representatives NOW! (even if you believe they aren't listening) INSIST!
Text your zip code to 520-200-2223 to receive return text listing all your elected officials & their contact info~! CALL!
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SPACE ODDITY - David Bowie cover - Puddles Pity Party

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Nelson Mandela - Biographical

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19 Words Even Smart People Mispronounce – Urbo

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Trump Only Has One Scandal - The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/there-is-only-one-trump-scandal/560825/


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State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0. - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/world/europe/state-department-russia-global-engagement-center.html


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Opinion: Donald Trump thinks you're stupid - CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/17/opinions/trump-must-think-were-really-stupid-ghitis/index.html


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Lewis Black Wants To Reclaim The Summer From Trump

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Trump Blames a Slip of the Tongue for his Putin Summit Debacle | The Dai...

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Trump Walks Back His 'Would' For A 'Wouldn't'

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Republican Congress Reacts to Donald Trump's Russia Mess Uselessly - Barack Obama Gives Good, Useless Speech

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*The Unbearable Heat | How to Age | Countries Behaving Like Kids at School - Daily Pnut

*The Unbearable Heat | How to Age | Countries Behaving Like Kids at School - Daily Pnut

*The Unbearable Heat | How to Age | Countries Behaving Like Kids at School

"There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'." – Philip K. Dick

"Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night." – Ibid.

The Unbearable Heatness of Being: Texans are used to frying eggs on sidewalks in July, but Scandinavians? Their normal July temperature is in the 60s and 70s. This week Scandinavia is scorching. Temps have soared to more than 20 degrees above normal. Even thermometers at the Arctic Circle nearly hit 90 degrees. Quite different from a century earlier when Admiral Peary, covered in heavy furs, made it there.

This summer every continent has set new all-time heat records. In May, extreme heat killed dozens in Pakistan, and it's devastating the health and livelihoods of tens of millions more. Scientists and economists warn that if global greenhouse gas emissions continue as they are now, the heat and humidity level could become unbearable. Especially hard hit are the poor In India's capital of Delhi, outdoor workers can become so weak or so sick that they routinely miss days of work, and their daily wages. One official said: "Heat goes unreported and underreported. (The people) take it for granted. It's a silent killer." Another said: "These cities are going to become unlivable unless urban governments put in systems of dealing with this phenomenon and make people aware. It's a major public health challenge."

The world has changed–it's much hotter. And as a recent analysis of climate trendsin several of South Asia's biggest cities found, if current warming trends continue, by the end of this century, people directly exposed to that level of heat and humidity for six hours or more won't survive.



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Daily Skimm for July 18th — theSkimm

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Let's All Go To The Summit!

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Reuben the Bulldog: Hard Working Dog

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Tweet by Jon Cooper 🌊 on Twitter

Jon Cooper 🌊 (@joncoopertweets)
"I meant to say I DIDN'T try and fuck her. I DIDN'T move on her like a bitch. She's NOT got the big phony tits. I better NOT use some Tic Tacs just in case I DON'T start kissing her. When you're a star,they DON'T let you do it. You CAN'T do anything. DON'T grab 'em by the pussy."

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Tweet by Brian Krassenstein on Twitter

Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein)
BREAKING: 4 Individuals on the Homeland Security advisory council have just resigned in protest!!

The resignations come after what they claim were "morally repugnant" practices by the Trump Administration in separating children from parents at our southern border!

HELL YEAH!

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