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October Thread

by Bjinse Mon Sep 30th, 2019 at 07:38:26 PM EST

Let's call the whole thread off


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by Bjinse on Mon Sep 30th, 2019 at 07:57:54 PM EST
eurostat | August 2019 | Euro area unemployment at7.4%
How about those kids! Can't live with them, can't live without them. A curse and a blessing!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 at 05:09:49 PM EST
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Kit Harington to be the new James Bond
"Cats, the Movie" to win an Oscar
Alien life to be proven in 2019

But you can get better odds on Canada to beat the All Blacks in the match which kicks off in half an hour.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 09:52:42 AM EST

Brilliant Matt cartoon this morning #brexit pic.twitter.com/65tAGqv5wp

— Javier Espinoza (@JavierespFT) October 2, 2019
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 11:28:33 AM EST
Sorry, but when it comes to humour, Monty Python can't match the BBC.
Most surreally, on 9 September, the show's producer John Howard Davies sent a memo to Bernard Wilkie in visual effects requesting "1 copy of Turner's `Fighting Temeraire' ... in a detachable frame, which can be broken off and eaten - with two eatable refill frames".

Later the same day, Wilkie's assistant returned the request with the note: "Unfortunately ... all edible props must be obtained through the Catering Manager."

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Oct 5th, 2019 at 08:50:28 PM EST

The situation here is still pretty psychotic.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 12:36:34 AM EST
'Joker' is pacing to have the biggest box-office opening ever for October
It looks like "Joker" is going to have the last laugh [...]

Thursday preview screenings of "Joker" brought in $13.3 million. That's a record for the month of October, beating out Sony's "Venom," which opened last year with $10 million in previews and went on to have an opening weekend domestic total of $80 million, which is also a record.  

`Ad Astra' Is The Latest Movie About Toxic Masculinity To Struggle At The Box Office

As Ad Astra inched past the $20 million mark in its fourth day of domestic release, the odds of being a financial win for Fox and Disney are not in its favor. Yes, it is a visual wonder, and I would argue it has enough action and pulpy material to satiate those mostly showing up for blockbuster thrills. However, James Gray's mix of Apocalypse Now and Solaris was never going to be as inherently commercial as something like The Martian or even Passengers. That said, with $46 million worldwide so far on a budget of around $100 million (thanks to reshoots following poor test screenings), the (rather good) Brad Pitt sci-fi melodrama is just the latest movie about toxic masculinity to disappoint or outright fail at the box office.
by das monde on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 03:22:50 PM EST
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Lecter, just caught my eye.

Conjuring Hannibal Lecter, the master criminal who debuted in Silence of The Lambs. I have been as perplexed by theories of abnormal psych as the conspicuous elasticity of "normal" psychology since I started reading Freud years ago. Anyway, I planted a seed so to speak in reddit a couple of weeks ago during the Pocahontas and "brownface" revival, mentioning Buffalo Bill, the "unsub" hunched over a sewing machine. That image emerged from me repertoire of American pulp folklore --maybe attatchment disorder binds their pathology? I dunno. It's unfashionable wih the pros now who dispense pills repress everything, and I can't recall details in Harris' novels. But suddenly, mirthlessly the moment seemed to exemplify, or express rather rudely, an invidious desire in the "we" to assume or stake a claim on skin evoking dark passion, dark thoughts, dark deeds, and persecution as is convenient. This sort of crime of opportunity if you will is endemic and cheap.

What value "fine tuning" racial recognition features subtracts from delusions of danger gripping America's progressive tinkers is difficult to fathom.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 03:33:53 AM EST
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Trend: 'Blackfishing'  - White Girls Become 'Black' For Likes!!! (Pics), 2018
The diametrical point of view on "likes" if not morbidity may be ascertained from the growth (vol, val) of bleaching cremes trade.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 02:31:50 PM EST
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by das monde on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 12:29:53 PM EST
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My. Moore has come a distance from his youth in front of the idiot box* with Roger & Me and Fahrenheit 9/11 to Facebook. He's so urbane.

"three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968, twice weekly for the first two and weekly for the third"
--
* mom epithet

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 06:40:48 PM EST
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person of color

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 06:43:42 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 07:49:33 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 08:37:53 PM EST
by generic on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 11:17:09 PM EST
I've heard that one before!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 12:30:20 AM EST
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Swedish and French legends
by das monde on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 12:13:39 PM EST
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French guy wins half a million in the lottery, and spends it on getting laid.
Now he's reduced to selling his story to the Sun.
Alpha male eh? What a cunt.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 02:54:14 PM EST
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Consider Angeles City in Philippines.
by das monde on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 04:35:02 PM EST
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There ought to be a reverse Darwin award for these guys.
For impoverishing the genetic heritage of humanity by reproducing.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 12:40:11 PM EST
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Total loser compared to this guy:

by generic on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 08:08:17 PM EST
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Desperate housed hamsters...

Next:

Bull's semen: 10 things you didn't know

... Britain comes last again
by das monde on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 07:05:10 AM EST
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Fortunately Britain tops the rankings for the quantity of taurine manure.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 08:27:31 AM EST
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Sharing Russian literature after loosing a winning game and crashing out of the FIDE World Cup:

The translation over here, with bulls replacing dogs, is mild.

by das monde on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 10:38:39 AM EST
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by generic on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 12:34:23 PM EST
Marketing forecast:

by Bernard on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 06:56:08 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 02:22:24 PM EST

No.
When one decides to parachute into a ninety-six (96) year-old-dispute, whatever you do, don't aim for NY yella cake.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 03:53:14 PM EST
Today -100: October 10, 1919: Another good day

Four more years to go.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 06:00:52 PM EST
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(actually, dialogue) From The Expanse a sci-fi drama series, premiered 2017, or just after this announcement, between Elon Mars mission-colony hype and Trump Space Force.
This announcement comes shortly after the United States took a huge step forward in making commercial space mining legal. President Obama signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CSLCA) in November, which stated that U.S. companies are entitled to maintain property rights of resources they've obtained from outer space.
Ran 3 seasons, cancelled, then revived by audience agitation and change of producers/network syndication (AMZN). Walk with me to the 24th century through sporadic Mars and Earth "hostilities," past the "Belter" frontier, to a summit inquiry into a suspect WMD.
U.N UNDER-SEC. AVASARALA: Did you know that the majority of people on earth don't have jobs? They don't work at all. They live on basic assistance which the government provides.
MARTIAN MARINE CORP. SGT. DRAPER: I did know that.
You call them 'takers,' I believe.
DRAPER: Yes, Ma'am.
AVASARALA: It's not that they're lazy, you know. It's just that we can't give them enough opportunities. In this building it's easy to forget ...
MARS CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLIC DELEGATE: With all due respect, Madame. Where are you going with this?
AVASARALA: Wherever I goddam like.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 11:08:26 PM EST
by generic on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 01:24:43 PM EST
by Cat on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 04:40:08 PM EST
(merits duplication in "the situation here is pretty psychotic?")




Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 at 10:25:01 PM EST
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Georgia Sex Offenders Win Fight Over ["Warning! No trick-or-treat at this address!!"] Signs
"The men argued that the sheriff's department trespassed on their properties to display the signs and caused them to suffer anxiety, embarrassment, and humiliation."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 at 01:22:58 AM EST
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by Cat on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 at 06:04:59 PM EST
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Why isn't everyone on "the same page"?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 04:50:24 PM EST
?? Can you expand on that please?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 09:50:11 AM EST
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"Why isn't everyone on 'the same page'?" is a question. This question is not addressed to a specific person.

However I rephrase the question, I ought not expect a different answer, so I have been told.

If you have an answer, please share it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 03:17:36 PM EST
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42

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 06:54:26 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 08:58:39 PM EST
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by generic on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 09:33:43 PM EST



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 11:00:55 PM EST
by Oui on Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 at 03:14:38 AM EST
Thierry Breton, big biz boss and former Economy minister, nominated as French Commissioner to the EU.

He is currently CEO of Atos, a big IT company (and my boss). It gained 10% on the Paris stock exchange today.

Think about that. It implies a clear expectation of corruption on the part of EU commissioners.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 03:47:02 PM EST
Congrats! 😎 Trickle down a 10% year-end bonus?
by Oui on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 04:22:21 PM EST
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that or an acknowledgement that CEOs get in the way of profitability


keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Oct 27th, 2019 at 08:13:42 PM EST
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Actually, if he runs true to form, his tenure as commissioner of EU industrial policy will be marked by a wave of suicides throughout European industry.

He's a "lean management" fanatic, which means squeezing employees dry and discarding them. His tenure as CEO of France Telecom resulted in an "enterprise culture" which generated a wave of suicides - luckily for him, after he left - for which his successors are currently being tried for moral harassment.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 at 05:12:05 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 07:47:23 PM EST
I've been in dance classes with adult teachers that were at least that bizarre

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Oct 27th, 2019 at 08:15:25 PM EST
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I was expecting a response from at least one early childhood development expert dude at eurotrib.

You were saying ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 at 05:45:02 PM EST
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If it could be seen to help, I have endured a very extended childhood, well into my 40s. Or at least I was childish enough for it be seen as such.

Then a ridiculous and embarrassing teenage. Now, 40 years later than most people I find myself a "young" adult, ready to contribute. Just as I fade into obsolescence.

It's a funny old game.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 at 09:06:22 PM EST
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I'm much the same, dear. Got out of adolescence in my late forties. Mentoring by my children has helped a lot.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 at 08:52:36 PM EST
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OK My mother was an early childhood development maven, so I'll channel her :

That kid is way too slick, i.e. professional, and a bit too young to be working. Shame on her parents.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 at 08:50:10 PM EST
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learning curve

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 04:14:32 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 25th, 2019 at 07:39:42 PM EST
Well written overlook of Google's quantum computing effort.

Here's what the people who claimed Google's quantum supremacy have to say about it

That speculation ended today, as Google released the final version of the paper that had leaked. But perhaps more significantly, the company invited the press to its quantum computing lab, talked about its plans, and gave us time to chat with the researchers behind the work.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Oct 26th, 2019 at 05:31:24 PM EST
Bret Stephens backs out of bedbug debate.
Karpf, for his part, said that if Stephens had never written the column comparing Karpf to Nazi propaganda ministers, he might have relented. "If he'd just said, `You know I've been teased a lot about this because of that one email that I sent you--I'm willing to talk with you, but I don't want it to be public,' then I probably would have been OK with that," Karpf explained. "But if you're going to go full Godwin against me in the New York Times, I don't think you then get to say, `Oh, by the way, it's all off the record from here on out.' That's just creating a safe space for him so that he could talk about how the Bretbug affair felt for him, but not in a way that anyone would be able to cover. It didn't seem reasonable or appropriate to me."
by generic on Mon Oct 28th, 2019 at 12:34:31 PM EST
(but for literal interpretation of DATE, merits duplication in THE NEWSROOM/ON THIS DATE)

(Don't) Lock Him Up?

(as 1 Dec is one critical DATE, Ima call this historical note a "forward looking statement.")

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 at 05:52:14 PM EST
Speaking of MEDIA "narrative" of stories passed from "low-information" voter to "low-information" nativist neoliberal or neocon globalist "influncers"...

Some of you all should tune into the NETFLX production, the Watchmen. The plot is SURREAL. More surreal than "Altered Carbon."

+ paid ACCESS to HBO streaming.

Good luck law 'n' order' people.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 at 09:15:04 PM EST
The Real News Network is having some difficulty with "virtual integration", I have noticed the past several months. Moonlighting by some of its headline reporters at "progressive" mastheads online is a likely source of its emerging editorial conflicts. Someone who hasn't screened the drama attempts a review of "Watchmen" by consulting with someone who hasn't screened it either. First episode aired 20 October. It's up to E03. Connelly's an odd choice as Gerald Horne, prolific historian of US militancy--of which Tulsa 1921--is a frequent guest on Marc Steiner's shows as well as other networks.

HBO's Watchmen Tackles the 1921 Tulsa Massacre, not really

The setting is a fictitious town in Oklahoma, ostensibly 2019, interleaved by anachronistic subplots of "master-slave" relationships--so far an English manor, a NAZI secretarial pool. The contemporary characters are masked vigilantes (anti-heroes) policing those remnants of "Americana" with which they strongly identify (antagonists). Elements of the dystopian society include the trailer park "Nixonville", a museum to the Tulsa massacre funded by federal gov "redarations", DNA kiosks, bizarre climate phenomena, fascist digital tech "balanced" with non-lethal weapons, foster care for children of adult Nixonville residents, HAZMAT contraband, and mundane "middle-class" appointments of ethnic, professional, and domestic tranquility à la Stepford. Last week the protagonist (uniformed for police raids as a badass prioress) discovered that her mentor in the PD was lynched by a cryptic, 117-year-old stranger in a wheelchair.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 at 03:47:40 AM EST
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Judge nixes Tulsa race riot reparations
One congressional witness invited to the ill-conceived H.R. 40 hearing chaired by Rep. Sheila Lee claimed that event is a dispositive mandate for study of class claims to 300+ years reparations. Which paradoxically furnishes an explanation for Connolly's "insight" to artistic development of the merits.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 at 04:25:05 AM EST
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Steiner's flaccid eulogy of a civil rights ICON, COG in Bal'more machine politics
"And we went down to demonstrate and protect the kids and walked him to the pool. And so our joke between us sometimes is, 'We must've met back then and didn't even know it," because he was just a little kid.'"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 at 04:33:45 AM EST
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9. "Commodity" and "Commonweal": Economic and Social Problems, 1520-1560

What changed?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 at 09:20:30 PM EST
Dark Tourism: How should we visit places like Chernobyl, Auschwitz and Alcatraz?
+ cavorting in the west indies, east indies, south america, and polynesia

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 at 12:33:58 AM EST
Notice I didn't mention the heart of darkness: cheapest thrill of all despite EBOLA MARKETING

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 at 12:36:44 AM EST
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Some years ago we had an extended discussion on inflation in the roman empire, which I can no longer find. Anyone remember it better than me and/or have better luck with the search engines?
by fjallstrom on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 at 10:44:08 PM EST
The Guardian
Yet a recent surge of activity by Hillary Clinton, combined with reports and columns suggesting the Democrats have not found the right candidate, have made a 2016 rematch a fun, speculative and potentially intriguing topic of Washington conversation.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Nov 4th, 2019 at 09:15:09 AM EST
by generic on Mon Nov 4th, 2019 at 01:31:24 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Nov 4th, 2019 at 05:49:10 PM EST
Baseball fans boo Trump at World Series

OpEd | indignation
"By apparently not cautioning their players, manager and general manager to avoid politics at their White House celebration Monday afternoon, a photo of catcher Kurt Suzuki wearing a bright red "Make America Great Again" hat, which can only be described as an aggressively partisan gesture, while receiving a behind-the-back bearhug from a delighted President Donald Trump, will become the day's enduring image."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 03:29:16 PM EST
Macron referred to NATO as experiencing 'brain death' and the Atlanticist world goes apeshit crazy. Not that anyone has declared NATO obsolete before.
by Bernard on Thu Nov 7th, 2019 at 09:12:17 PM EST
I hope Macron's remarks do not lead to repair work in NATO HQ.

In the 1990s NATO was a walking dead man ... was saved by Article 5 plea from the USA after 9/11 ... fighting a full blown war and never ending "War on Terror" ... NATO regrouped to become proxy to fight wars for American Capitalism and expansion ... creating adversaries to increase weaponry and spending ... not heeding Eisenhower's Cold War warning of the military establishment. Time to rethink priorities to save the planet ... not increasing capaciteit to destroy our planet. Fortunately nr. 1 world power USA is exposing itself by electing a mad man as president ... the planet on precipice of destruction .. time to rethink European defense and Europe's interest. 😖🍀😄

by Oui on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 07:27:23 AM EST
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après George Gallup et les frères Dulles, les Pews

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 08:21:21 PM EST
Bush, Obama, or Trump?

City Aids Homeless With One-Way Tickets Home, 2009
Homeless Bus Ticket Programs Across The Nation Offer Little Accountability, Poor Housing Solutions, Activists Say, 2015

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Nov 10th, 2019 at 05:31:29 PM EST
by generic on Wed Nov 13th, 2019 at 01:34:52 PM EST



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Nov 13th, 2019 at 09:59:31 PM EST

by generic on Thu Nov 14th, 2019 at 09:43:58 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 15th, 2019 at 12:33:01 AM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 15th, 2019 at 12:43:24 AM EST
by generic on Fri Nov 15th, 2019 at 02:56:53 PM EST
Yep ... ITT and the Kissinger 'telcom' archives.
by Oui on Fri Nov 15th, 2019 at 03:11:55 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 15th, 2019 at 08:49:35 PM EST
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ahhhyep, there's this thing about liars.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 15th, 2019 at 08:47:39 PM EST
Pelosi says Trump has admitted to bribery as impeachment probe intensifies,
prefers "blackmail" and "hush money" (extortion)--normal US military "intervention" (invasion), punitive sanctions, and confiscation of property (blockades)-- designated arms sales by US public and private corporations to foreign allies.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 15th, 2019 at 09:32:56 PM EST
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by generic on Sat Nov 16th, 2019 at 02:31:45 PM EST
That was (mostly) fun.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Nov 16th, 2019 at 03:38:01 PM EST
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by Oui on Sat Nov 16th, 2019 at 05:45:11 PM EST



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Nov 16th, 2019 at 11:22:41 PM EST
by generic on Sun Nov 17th, 2019 at 02:47:18 PM EST
by Cat on Sun Nov 17th, 2019 at 06:49:47 PM EST
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42

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Nov 17th, 2019 at 06:52:35 PM EST
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Buttigieg says he's open to sending troops to Mexico

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 19th, 2019 at 12:26:09 AM EST
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He. Must. Be. Insane.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 04:08:18 PM EST
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Maybe he's just trying to distract us from the discovery that despite saying he wants to give 25% of federal contracts to minorities, as mayor he only gave 3% to them.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 05:06:50 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 at 10:32:46 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 04:56:58 PM EST
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Mexican President Slams Trump's Cartel Terror Designation Plan as `Foreign Intervention'
"President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that Mexico had not been invaded for more than a century and he would not permit another foreign intervention amid US President Donald Trump's recently announced plan to designate drug cartels based in Mexico as terrorist groups."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Nov 30th, 2019 at 02:38:21 AM EST
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FT - China swine fever outbreak threatens Communist party's reputation

Farmers and analysts say government mis-steps have been an important contributor to the crisis, with poor policy threatening to make the disease a chronic issue despite efforts to revive the pig farming industry.
[...]
Disease prevention is another area where government support is waning, with disinfectants that were once distributed for free now off limits to average farmers.

One reason for the inaction is a slowing Chinese economy, which is growing at its slowest pace in almost 30 years, making it difficult for many local governments to meet their obligations.

good article, seems like pork futures could be a sound investment

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 04:07:31 PM EST
Guardian
It is a headline that reads as if it were ripped from a Saturday Night Live skit: Julia Roberts was once the favourite to play the legendary African American 19th-century abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The revelation came from Gregory Allen Howard, the screenwriter and producer of the recently released film Harriet, in a Q&A earlier this month.

"I was told how one studio head said in a meeting: `This script is fantastic. Let's get Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman,'" Howard said. "When someone pointed out that Roberts couldn't be Harriet, the executive responded: "It was so long ago. No one is going to know the difference."

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 06:44:28 PM EST
They could just leave her out in the sun a bit. Who would notice?

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 09:23:14 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 21st, 2019 at 12:09:38 AM EST
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the wrong sort of black. British born Nigerian doesn't count as black enough.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Nov 23rd, 2019 at 07:01:30 PM EST
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Indeed Cynthia Erivo is a professional actor, a performing artist, incapable of uttering, "No. This I will not do," except if  offered a Nollywood leading role

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 28th, 2019 at 06:43:43 PM EST
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1989
2019
The verdict was promptly thrown out by the Miami judge who oversaw the trial. A few weeks after the trial wrapped up and the verdict was entered, the judge ruled that the plaintiffs had failed to substantiate their claims that there was a campaign of civilian atrocity, as opposed to a chaotic clash between soldiers and violent protesters.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 21st, 2019 at 12:05:50 AM EST

by generic on Thu Nov 21st, 2019 at 07:56:09 AM EST
Pathos to what end?

archive careerists
I was born a coal miner's daughter ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 at 02:47:46 PM EST
30 years in the US hasn't dimmed that accent one bit. I don't think I could have done that, I'd be more than mid-Atlantic after 3 decades.

Some effort has gone into preserving that accent

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Nov 23rd, 2019 at 07:00:11 PM EST
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USAians love British accents.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Nov 24th, 2019 at 05:16:23 AM EST
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Sure, but it's pristine. There is NO trace of her even having visited the US in there. No slight unconcious inflections, she's pure north east England.

That is quite a feat.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Nov 24th, 2019 at 03:20:32 PM EST
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Like in the old days.

by Bernard on Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 at 08:48:21 PM EST

= not "the beginning" of NYT

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Nov 24th, 2019 at 06:39:48 PM EST
Maybe, but they seemed to sort themselves out after WWII. The UK Daily Mail has never wavered in its commitment to hard right authoritarianism

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Nov 29th, 2019 at 04:10:09 PM EST
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Is "hard right authoritarianism" UK-Eng. for "neoliberal"?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 29th, 2019 at 05:03:47 PM EST
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Bret Stephens Chair of Government Reproduction

Selfies and smartphones blamed for rise in head lice among schoolchildren

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Nov 26th, 2019 at 09:49:08 PM EST
by generic on Thu Nov 28th, 2019 at 02:21:43 PM EST
by Cat on Fri Nov 29th, 2019 at 05:01:11 PM EST
... if you heard that one:

Berlin airport to open in 2020 after nine-year delay

Berlin's new international airport is set to open on October 31, 2020, its operating company said Friday, after an embarrassing nine-year delay owing to structural problems and corruption.

"The BER will open on 31.10.2020," Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (FBB) said on Twitter, using the international code for the airport.

FBB said chief executive Engelbert Luetke Daldrup had informed the airport operator's board of the new date.

Mismanagement of the project in the Brandenburg region that surrounds Berlin has dented Germany's pride in its engineering prowess and reputation for honesty in business.

by Bernard on Fri Nov 29th, 2019 at 07:43:42 PM EST
But what about Tesla? They picked that site so as to be near the most environmentally friendly airport in the world.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Nov 29th, 2019 at 08:10:49 PM EST
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combustion and electrical "hurdles"
construction and retail DOMINO EFFECT
More large German companies insolvent in 2019


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 29th, 2019 at 10:10:37 PM EST
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The new European Commission 2019-2024

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Nov 30th, 2019 at 01:53:50 AM EST
USA Today | Millions of Latinos are Trump supporters. Here's what they're thinking.
What I found is that, in many cases, these folks are not really Latino at all. They're "post-Latino." They see themselves as Americans. They're ambivalent about their heritage, relatives, ancestors. They don't take offense when Trump insults Mexican immigrants because -- even for Mexican-Americans -- they see the people he's talking about as another species.
How The "Brown People" Became White. m'k

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 1st, 2019 at 10:59:26 PM EST
Is it still October?
by das monde on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 03:08:16 PM EST
Has to be or I'd be finished with my projects.
by generic on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 03:20:41 PM EST
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Kamala Harris ends Democratic presidential campaign
"My campaign for president simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue," Harris admitted, but she did not rule out leadership opportunities in Hong Kong SAR.

archived
Fri Jan 18th, 2019 at 10:46:41 PM EST

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 06:56:55 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 09:13:32 PM EST
by generic on Wed Dec 4th, 2019 at 05:32:53 PM EST
1588 called: "Monkeypox" discovered in Britain.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 4th, 2019 at 08:04:22 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Dec 5th, 2019 at 02:25:08 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Dec 6th, 2019 at 03:09:43 AM EST
Monroeism, Reaganism, Neoliberalism, Neoconservativism, Trumpism, now Macronism.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Dec 6th, 2019 at 07:24:01 PM EST
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Misplaced precision bulletin. The bigger picture is, BLS stopped reporting layoffs, iirc, '07, and establishment pop '05. So. Public perception of "commonwealth" relies on iraqbodycount.com-ish surveillance of feature articles published by n news feeds. Worldwide.

7,700 people have lost their jobs so far this year in a media LANDSLIDE
"The Snowden archive was also shut down with the layoffs."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Dec 7th, 2019 at 06:46:48 PM EST
by Oui on Sat Dec 7th, 2019 at 08:16:58 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 12:08:46 AM EST
David Stove ran a Competition to Find the Worst Argument in the World.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 06:12:04 AM EST
Jacobin
Sanders's positions on many difficult issues are commendable, but his real impact has been as a reaction to the cynical climate which threatens the effectiveness of the democratic system. His energy, candor, conviction, and ability to bring people together stand against the current of opportunism, moral compromise, and partisanship which runs rampant on the American political scene. He and a few others like him have the power to restore principle and leadership in Congress and to win back the faith of a voting public weary and wary of political opportunism. Above all, I commend Bernie Sanders for giving me an answer to those who say American young people see politics as a cesspool of corruption, beyond redemption. I have heard that no sensible young person today would want to give his or her life to public service. I can personally assure you this is untrue.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 02:38:14 PM EST
by generic on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 06:16:21 PM EST
Calling on the site gnomes (most likely, a single gnome...)

This thread and the newsroom are getting really unwieldy. Time for new threads?

by Bernard on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 06:53:55 PM EST
I hear and I obey.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 12:59:33 PM EST
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