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          HBO GO - Destaques da programação de Julho   
Destaques da programação HBO GO. (Imagem/Divulgação)
O mês de Julho traz a grande estreia da sétima temporada de Game of Thrones e a chegada das novas temporadas de Ballers e Insecure, os amantes de série terão novidades toda semana. Além dos novos episódios, títulos como Inferno, Já Estou Com Saudades e Invasão à Londres são destaques nas novidades do catálogo da plataforma da HBO GO, onde os assinantes têm acesso à melhor programação, a qualquer hora e em qualquer lugar.

Confira a lista das produções que entram e saem da HBO GO.

Estreia de produções originais:

  • Game of Thrones S7 (16 de julho)
  • Ballers (23 de julho)
  • Insecure (23 de julho)

Novos documentários:

  • Rock and a Hard Place (03 de julho)
  • Open Your Eyes (21 de julho)

Novo especial:

  • T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous (03 de julho)

Estreias de filmes:

  • Já Estou Com Saudades, (Miss You Already), 2015 (1º de julho)
  • Mad Max 2 – A Caçada Continua (Mad Max 2), 1981 (03 de julho)          
  • Superman, 1978 (03 de julho)
  • Os Goonies (The Goonies), 1958 (07 de julho)
  • Miss Simpatia 2: Armada e Poderosa (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous), 2005 (07 de julho)
  • A Sogra (Monster-in-Law), 2005 (07 de julho)
  • O Cara (The Man), 2005 (07 de julho)
  • Floresta Maldita (The Forest), 2016 (08 de julho)
  • Winter, o Golfinho 2 (Dolphin Tale 2), 2014 (14 de julho)
  • Inferno, 2016 (15 de julho)
  • Golpe Duplo (Focus), 2015 (16 de julho)
  • O Policial Fora de Controle (Observe and Report), 2009 (21 de julho)
  • A Maior Luta de Muhammad Ali (Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight), 2013 (21 de julho)
  • Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, 2013 (21 de julho)
  • O Discurso do Rei (The King’s Speech), 2010 (21 de julho)
  • Invasão à Londres (London Has Fallen), 2016 (22 de julho)
  • Cães de Guerra (War Dogs), 2016 (29 de julho)
  • Um Milionário Em Apuros (King’s Ransom), 2005 (30 de julho)

Novidades para a família:

  • Beleza Negra (Black Beauty) (08 de julho)
  • Meu Amigo, O Unicórnio (Nico the Unicorn) (08 de julho)
  • O Riquinho (Richie Rich) (10 de julho)
  • Lego Liga da Justiça: Fuga em Massa em Gotham City (Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout) (13 de julho)
  • Scooby Doo 2: Monstros a Solta (Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed) (21 de julho)


Saem em Julho:

  • Liga da Justiça: Deuses e Monstros (Justice League: Gods and Monsters) (07 de julho)
  • O Informante (The Informant) (08 de julho)
  • Música e Letra (Music And Lyrics) (11 de julho)
  • A Máfia Volta ao Divã (Analyze That) (12 de julho)
  • Mensagem Para Você (You've Got Mai)l (12 de julho)
  • América Nua E Crua: Prostitutas em Ação – Cinco Anos Depois (Hookers At The Point: 5 Years Later: America Undercover) (18 de julho)
  • A Forca (The Gallows) (19 de julho)
  • Preto ou Branco (Black Or White) (21 de julho)
  • Whitney Cummings: Sou Sua Namorada (Whitney Cummings: I'm Your Girlfriend) (22 de julho)
  • Lego Liga da Justiça: Ataque da Legião do Mal! Lego Dc Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack Of Magic Mike XXL (30 de julho)


  • Terremoto: A Falha de San Andreas (San Andreas) (30 de julho)
  • O Serralheiro (El Cerrajero) (31 de julho)
  • Os Últimos Guardiões (The Last Keepers) (31 de julho)
  • Madea – Reunião de Família (Madea's Family Reunion) (31 de julho)
  • Ensinando a Viver (Martian Child) (31 de julho)
  • O Menino E O Mundo (31 de julho)
  • Homem-Aranha 3 (Spider-Man 3) (31 de julho)
  • Jogo Duro (Wild Card) (31 de julho)


          SPACE - Destaques da programação de 03 a 09 de Julho   
Destaques da programação SPACE. (Imagem/Divulgação)
Confira os destaques da programação do canal SPACE de 03 a 09 de Julho. Os filmes da franquia O Massacre da Serra Elétrica são destaque programação.

Sessão Adrenalina

Segunda-feira, 3 de julho, às 22h30

O Cavaleiro Solitário

(Lone Ranger, The, 2013) Aventura - Ação, EUA, 14 anos. Direção: Gore Verbinski. Com: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter. Tonto, o espírito guerreiro nativo Americano, narra as histórias não contadas que transformaram John Reid um homem da lei, em uma lenda em todo o país. Reid é abandonado para morrer, após uma emboscada ao lado de cinco patrulheiros do Texas. Encontrado à beira da morte, Reid recebe os cuidados do índio Tonto enquanto alimenta sua sede de vingança. Reestabelecido, ele passa a usar a máscara do Cavaleiro Solitário e sai em busca dos assassinos de seus companheiros para aplicar a justiça nas terras sem lei do Texas.

Terça-feira, 4 de julho, a partir das às 20h50.

Prepare-se, pois o Leatherface está à solta no SPACE pronto para aterrorizar sua noite de terça com a sua mortal serra elétrica!

Aproveite a nossa programação para conferir 3 versões deste clássico do terror. Começando com O Massacre Da Serra Elétrica: O Início, às 20h50; Logo em seguida, O Massacre Da Serra Elétrica - A Lenda Continua, de 2013, com Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager e Trey Songz no elenco, às 22h30; E para finalizar, o longa original de 1974, O Massacre Da Serra Elétrica, à 00h10. Não perca!

Space Power

Quarta-feira, 5 de julho, às 21h55

Sangue na Veia

(In The Blood, 2014) Ação, Inglaterra, 16 anos. Direção: John Stockwell. Com: Danny Trejo, Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet. Gina Carano interpreta Ava, uma lutadora com um passado obscuro. Quando o marido de Ava, Derek, desaparece durante sua lua de mel no Caribe, Ava enfrenta uma conspiração do submundo brutal em uma ilha paradisíaca. Ava decide descobrir a verdade e derrubar os homens responsáveis pelo desaparecimento do marido.

Quinta-feira, 6 de julho, 22h30

A Rainha do Sul – Episódio Inédito "Pacto Com O Diabo" 

Baseada no best-seller mundial A Rainha do Sul, de Arturo Pérez-Reverte, autor aclamado no mundo inteiro, a série conta a poderosa história de uma mulher que luta para se tornar a rainha de um cartel de drogas. Estrelada por Alice Braga, como Teresa Mendoza, a série dramática original acompanha uma mulher forçada a fugir e a procurar refúgio nos Estados Unidos, depois que seu namorado traficante de drogas é assassinado. Determinada a desbancar o chefe do cartel de drogas que a persegue, ela faz uma aliança com uma duvidosa figura de seu passado.

Clube do Medo

Sexta-feira, 7 de julho, 22h30

Terror Nos Bastidores

(Final Girls, The, 2015) Terror, EUA, 14 anos. Direção: Todd Strauss-Schulson. Com: Malin Akerman, Adam Devine, Taissa Farmiga. Max, uma garota do ensino médio, é filha de uma já falecida atriz de filmes B de terror. Em uma sessão especial do grande sucesso de sua mãe, um acidente ocorre na sala de cinema e, sem explicação, ela e seus amigos vão parar dentro da trama. Perseguidos por um brutal assassino, eles precisam encontrar uma maneira de vencer o vilão e retornar ao mundo real.

Clube do Medo: sexta-feira, 7 de julho, das 22h30 até às 5h55.

Sessão Space

Sábado, 8 de julho, às 22h30

Lanterna Verde

(Green Lantern, 2011) Aventura - Ação, EUA, 10 anos. Direção: Martin Campbell. Com: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard. Levando o célebre super-herói ao cinema pela primeira vez, Lanterna Verde traz Ryan Reynolds no papel-título, sob a direção de Martin Campbell. Protetores da paz e da justiça, os Lanternas Verdes são guerreiros que juraram manter a ordem intergaláctica. Cada um deles usa um anel que confere superpoderes, mas quando um novo inimigo chamado Parallax ameaça destruir o equilíbrio do universo, o destino dos Lanternas e da Terra recai sobre o mais novo recruta da corporação, o primeiro humano entre eles: Hal Jordan. Hal é um piloto de aviões talentoso e arrogante, mas também é a peça que falta ao grupo. Com sua determinação e força de vontade, ele possui algo que nenhum membro da corporação possui: humanidade. Contando com o incentivo de um colega piloto e do seu amor de infância, Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), Hal se esforçará para dominar seus novos poderes e encontrar a coragem necessária para vencer seus medos e seu inimigo.

Space Prime

Domingo, 9 de julho, às 21h

Gigantes de Aço

(Real Steel, 2011) Ação, EUA, 10 anos. Direção: Shawn Levy. Com: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn. O ano é 2020 e as lutas de robôs são um esporte popular. Um lutador de boxe endividado (Hugh Jackman), que acabara de reencontrar seu filho pequeno, acha um androide abandonado e o prepara para a luta. Agora, sua sorte está nas mãos do robô.

          FOX Sports e FOX Sports 2 - Destaques da programação de 03 a 09 de Julho   
Destaques da programação FOX Sports. (Imagem/Divulgação)
Confira os destaques da programação dos canais FOX Sports e FOX Sports 2 de 03 a 09 de Julho.

FOX SPORTS

03/07 - Segunda-Feira
09h - Bom Dia FOX (vivo)
12h - Central Fox 1ª Edição (vivo)
12h45 - FOX Sports Rádio (vivo)
15h30 - Boa Tarde FOX (vivo)
17h30 - Expediente Futebol (vivo)
20h - Central Fox 2ª Edição (vivo)
21h - Bom Noite FOX (vivo)
21h30 - Rodada FOX (vivo)
22h30 - Central Fox 3ª Edição (vivo)
23h30 - FOX Nitro (inédito)

04/07 - Terça-Feira
09h - Bom Dia FOX (vivo)
12h - Central Fox 1ª Edição (vivo)
12h45 - FOX Sports Rádio (vivo)
15h30 - Boa Tarde FOX (vivo)
17h30 - Expediente Futebol (vivo)
20h - Central Fox 2ª Edição (vivo)
21h30 - Pré-Jogo (vivo)
21h45 - Libertadores - Guaraní x River Plate (vivo e exclusivo)
23h45 - Central Fox 3ª Edição (vivo)

05/07 - Quarta-Feira
09h - Bom Dia FOX (vivo)
12h - Central Fox 1ª Edição (vivo)
12h45 - FOX Sports Rádio (vivo)
15h30 - Boa Tarde FOX (vivo)
17h30 - Expediente Futebol (vivo)
19h - Pré-Jogo (vivo)
19h15 - Libertadores – Atlético PR x Santos (vivo e exclusivo)
21h15 - Pré-Jogo (vivo)
21h45 - Libertadores – Barcelona x Palmeiras (vivo e exclusivo no PayTV)
23h45 - Central Fox 3ª Edição (vivo)

06/07 - Quinta-Feira
09h - Bom Dia FOX (vivo)
12h - Central Fox 1ª Edição (vivo)
12h45 - FOX Sports Rádio (vivo)
15h30 - Boa Tarde FOX (vivo)
17h30 - Expediente Futebol (vivo)
19h15 – Libertadores - Strongest x Lanús (vivo e exclusivo)
21h15 - Pré-Jogo (vivo)
21h45 - Sul-Americana - Sport x Arsenal (vivo e exclusivo no PayTV)
23h30 - Central Fox 2ª Edição (vivo)

07/07 - Sexta-Feira
09h - Bom Dia FOX (vivo)
12h - Central Fox 1ª Edição (vivo)
12h45 - FOX Sports Rádio (vivo)
15h30 - Boa Tarde FOX (vivo)
17h30 - Expediente Futebol (vivo)
20h - Central Fox 2ª Edição (vivo)
21h - Raio FOX (vivo)
21h45 - FOX Fight Club (vivo)
22h15 - Rodada FOX (vivo)
23h - Central Fox 3ª Edição (vivo)

08/07 - Sábado
09h - FOX Workout - Dia de Treino (inédito)
13h30 - Big 3 – Brooklyn ( inédito)
17h45 - Rodada FOX (vivo)
20h - Central FOX (vivo)
21h - Rodada FOX (vivo)
00h - Aqui com Benja! (inédito)

09/07- Domingo
13h - Rodada FOX (vivo)
14h - FOX Sports Show (vivo)
17h45 - Rodada FOX (vivo)
20h - Central FOX (vivo)
21h - Tabelão FOX (vivo)
21h30 - A Última Palavra (vivo)

FOX SPORTS 2

03/07 - Segunda-Feira
21h - WWE Raw (vivo)

04/07 - Terça-Feira
21h - WWE Smackdown (vivo)

05/07 - Quarta-Feira
21h30 - Pré-Jogo (vivo)
21h45 - Sul-Americana – Palestino x Flamengo (vivo e exclusivo no PayTV)

06/07 - Quinta-Feira
20h30 - Nascar Truck - Kentucky (vivo)

07/07 - Sexta-Feira
21h - Nascar Xfinity - Kentucky (vivo)

08/07 - Sábado
17h - Major League Baseball – Tampa Bay Rays x Boston Red Sox (vivo)
20h30 - Nascar - Kentucky (vivo)

09/07- Domingo
13h - Weathertech - (vivo)

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Uruguay will be the sixth market in Latin America for H & M The Swedish multinational brand H & M, known for its trendy clothing at affordable prices and which is present in 64 countries with a total of 4300 stores, Friday announced on its website its plans to open stores in Uruguay and Ukraine by 2018.


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A vigil will be held Thursday evening for Littleton Police Officer Steven Beare, who remains missing on a Russian mountain as Russian search crews have suspended their efforts for the time being, and the American mountaineer leading the independent search leaves the country Friday.


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          Fairline drives luxury lifestyle experiences in Asia   

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Fairline recently held three exclusive luxury events in Shanghai and Shenzen to further promote and celebrate the luxury yachting lifestyle.

Fairline Boats recently collaborated with Porsche Shenzen to host an exhilarating event for fans of high performance luxury on both land and sea at the Shenzen International Boat Show. The afternoon began with a test drive of 10 band new Porsche sports cars, followed by a private viewing of the latest Fairline yachts. The day ended with an exquisite dinner at the Sheraton Dameisha Resort.

In order to showcase the ‘Fairline lifestyle’, Jebsen Marine recently held a gala dinner for VIP guests at the iconic Shanghai landmark, Three on the Bund.

Jebsen Marine also recently hosted 10 VIP guests on board the flagship Fairline Squadron 78 CUSTOM for a private evening of wine tasting, in conjunction with Jebsen Fine Wines. The exclusive event consisted of a short cruise followed by sunset wine tasting at anchor.

Bryan Jones, Head of Sales for Americas and Australasia at Fairline Boats, commented: “Asia is a strong focus for Fairline and is a region in which we are committed to grow in response to increasing demand in the region. These exclusive lifestyle events allow Fairline to introduce its range and the lifestyle to prospective customers in China and reflect the understated elegance epitomised by Fairline design.”


          The Fairline 19 at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show    

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Leading British luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, will be at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, exhibiting a selection of its latest models - as well as an original Fairline 19, a model first produced in 1967. 

Celebrating 45 years of luxury British boat-building Fairline Boats scoured the UK for one of the original Fairline 19 models built in the 1960s and restored it to all of its former glory.  Since its launch, Fairline Boats has built over 13,000 models and is still the foremost expert on designing, engineering and producing elegant, British Motor Yachts.       

Visitors to the world’s largest in-the-water boat show can also step on board six boats in the Fairline range, as well as revisit Fairline’s iconic history by exploring its first ever model.  

Following successful European shows in Cannes and Southampton, visitors in the US will be able to see the flagship Squadron 78 CUSTOM, the Squadron 65, the Squadron 50, the Squadron 42, the Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO which was launched at last year’s show, the Targa 38 OPEN and the classic Fairline 19.  

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, said: “We are very excited to be exhibiting once again at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We have brought some Fairline history with us this year with Fairline’s first ever model on display - the Fairline 19, as well as a range of our latest Targas and Squadrons for guests to enjoy.  We are seeing consistently improving sales across the US and South America and we are committed to further developing the business and our dealer network throughout these regions.”


          Che de exportación   

Néstor Che García, de 52 años, es el objetivo del Fuenlabrada para sustituir al español José Ramón 'Jota' Cuspinera, que dirigió al club madrileño las últimas dos temporadas y firmó hace unas semanas por el Tecnyconta Zaragoza.

El bahiense viajó anoche a Madrid para reunirse con el presidente de Fuenlabrada, José Quintana, y cerrar el acuerdo por una temporada. Sería la primera experiencia europea de García, quien dirigió a los seleccionados de Argentina (2012) y Venezuela (2014 y 2016) cuando se coronaron campeones Sudamericanos, como así también a la Vinotinto a su segundo título en la Copa de las Américas 2015, clasificatorio a los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016.

En competencias de clubes, fue campeón con Peñarol (1994), Totamundos (2006) y Marinos (2011), ambos de Venezuela, y Bigua (2009), de Uruguay. También fue entrenador de Guaros (Venezuela), Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, Boca, Argentino de Junín, Libertad de Sunchales y Quimsa.

De llegar a un acuerdo con Fuenlabrada, García dejará su cargo en Quimsa, con el que le quedaba una temporada de contrato. Y su puesto sería ocupado por Fabio Demti, quien fue su asistente técnico en la 16/17.


          Fairline wins Editor’s Choice Award   

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The Fairline yacht won the Best Import Motoryacht award in the 60-70 feet category. With exceptional sea-keeping and a beautiful quality of finish, the luxurious Squadron 60 illustrates just why Fairline continues to lead the way in motor yacht engineering and design. The Squadron 60 was chosen by the award’s panel of judges, made up of the editors from AIM Media titles including Yachts International and Power & MotorYacht magazine.


Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing, commented: “We are very pleased to have won the Editor’s Choice Award. We were up against the entire industry, and we were delighted to hear the editors championed the Squadron 60. It is good to be acknowledged for the hard work and passion we put in to our manufacturing, and we look forward to introducing the Squadron 60 in America in 2013 and securing even more forward orders over the coming months.”

The Editor’s Choice Award is a new AIM Marine Group award, recognising the best the boating industry has to offer.


          ANS Nuclear Policy Wire: Making Nuclear Great Again   
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President Trump capped off Energy Week yesterday with a shout-out to nuclear power, announcing a study of U.S. nuclear energy policy that "will help us find new ways to revitalize this crucial energy resource." The study is the first of six policy initiatives meant to create a "new era of American energy dominance."
 
Speaking of energy dominance, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources yesterday also introduced S. 1460, the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017. Building on the Energy Policy Modernization Act from the 114th Congress, this wide-ranging bill includes previous bipartisan legislative provisions encouraging the development of advanced reactors.
 

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          Chicago Metro - Relationship Banker - Belmont/Harlem - Bank of America - Chicago, IL   
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Relationship bankers (RBs) are located in the financial center and are responsible for assisting and educating customers on self-service banking options (for...
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          Southeast MI - Relationship Banker - Bank of America - Dearborn, MI   
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          Chris Christie Announces New Jersey Government Shutdown, Orders State Of Emergency   

Illinois, Maine, Connecticut: the end of the old fiscal year and the failure of numerous states to enter the new one with a budget, means that some of America's most populous states have seen their local governments grind to a halt overnight until some spending agreement is reached. Now we can also add New Jersey to this list.

On Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency in the state, and announced a partial state government shutdown as New Jersey become the latest state to enter the new fiscal year without an approved budget after the Republican governor and the Democrat-led Legislature failed to reach an agreement by the deadline at midnight Friday, CBS New York reports.

In a news conference Saturday morning, Christie blamed Democratic State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto for causing the shutdown. And, just like Illinois and Connecticut, Christie and the Democrat-led Legislature are returning to work in hopes of resolving the state's first government shutdown since 2006 and the first under Christie, before NJ is downgraded further by the rating agencies.

"If there's not a resolution to this today, everyone will be back tomorrow," Christie said, calling the shutdown "embarrassing and pointless." He also repeatedly referred to the government closure as "the speaker's shutdown."  Christie later announced that he would address the full legislature later at the statehouse on Saturday.

Prieto remained steadfast in his opposition, reiterating that he won't consider the plan as part of the budget process but would consider it once a budget is signed.  Referring to the shutdown as "Gov. Christie's Hostage Crisis Day One," Prieto said he has made compromises that led to the budget now before the Legislature.

 

"I am also ready to consider reasonable alternatives that protect ratepayers, but others must come to the table ready to be equally reasonable," Prieto said. "Gov. Christie and the legislators who won't vote 'yes' on the budget are responsible for this unacceptable shutdown. I compromised. I put up a budget bill for a vote. Others now must now do their part and fulfill their responsibilities."

Politics aside, the diplomaitc failure has immediate consequences for Jersey residents: Christie ordered nonessential services to close beginning Saturday. New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as the shutdown took effect, shuttering state parks and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands. Among those affected were a group of Cub Scouts forced to leave a state park campsite and people trying to obtain or renew documents from the state motor vehicle commission, among the agencies closed by the shutdown.

As funds run out elsewhere, it will only get worse.  Police were turning away vehicles and bicyclists at Island Beach state park in Ocean County.

A sign posted at the park entrance featured a photo of Prieto and the phone number of his district office in Secaucus, along with the caption: "This facility is CLOSED because of this man."

When asked about the sign, Christie spokesman Jeremy Rosen said the governor wanted to make sure people knew why the site was shuttered.  "Speaker Prieto singlehandedly closed state government," Rosen said, adding that the governor wanted to make sure families "knew that the facilities were closed and who is responsible."

Not all things will be affected: remaining open under the shutdown will be New Jersey Transit, state prisons, the state police, state hospitals and treatment centers as well as casinos, race tracks and the lottery. 

A major point of disagreement is the ongoing stalemate between Christie and lawmakers over whether to include legislation affecting the state's largest health insurer into the state budget.

Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney agree on legislation to make over Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, including allowing the state insurance commissioner to determine a range for the company's surplus that if exceeded must be put to use benefiting the public and policyholders.  But Prieto opposes the plan, saying that the legislation could lead to rate hikes on the insurer's 3.8 million subscribers and that the legislation is separate from the budget.  Prieto has said he will leave open a vote on the $34.7 billion budget that remains deadlocked 26-25, with 24 abstentions, until those 24 abstentions change their mind.

Democratic Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, of Northfield, was among those abstaining. He reasoned that if the governor did not get the Horizon bill, then nearly $150 million in school funding -- $9.6 million of which would go to his district -- would be line-item vetoed out of the budget.   And indeed, Christie said Friday during a news conference that he would slash the Democratic spending priorities if he did not get the Horizon bill as part of a package deal on the budget.  "You want me to wave a magic wand to get a budget?" Christie said. "I can't get a budget to my desk. Only the Senate and Assembly can get the budget to my desk."

But where things may get nasty quick, is that Christie said public workers should not expect any back pay. "Yeah, don't count on it." Christie said of furlough pay. "That was Jon 'I'll Fight For a Good Contract For You' Corzine. I ain't him."

Meanwhile, the fingerpointing has begun, including Democrats pointing at other Democrats.

"It seems like he's just being stubborn," Mazzeo said of Prieto. "With all due respect to the speaker, then there should be some type of negotiations." But Prieto said it's lawmakers - fellow Democrats - like Mazzeo who are to blame for the shutdown. He said he is willing to discuss the Horizon legislation but after the budget is resolved.

Christie has balked at the proposal because he says lawmakers plan to leave town to campaign for re-election and he will be a lame duck.  According to CBS, all 120 lawmakers face voters this year.

Finally, putting the sheer chaos of it all in context, Christie who is term-limited and is expected to be out of office by January, has his family staying for the holiday weekend in a state-owned house at Island Beach State Park. The park is closed because of the shutdown.


          US Government Prepares For 'Space Weather Event' As NASA Warns "Solar Minimum Is Coming"   

Via StockBoardAsset.com,

A new report and video out from NASA about the upcoming ‘solar minimum’ has been published. The report titled ‘Solar Minimum is Coming’ outlines every 11-years, the sun oscillates from a solar minimum to a maximum. Today, the sun is called “solar minimum,” says Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. “And it’s a regular part of the sunspot cycle”. The sun is heading towards a solar minimum where the sunspot count will be relatively low.

The report goes on to say, “while intense activity such as sunspots and solar flares subside during solar minimum, that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity simply changes form”. During a solar minimum, we can expect more space weather events called coronal holes.

According to the report, coronal holes are vast regions of the sun’s atmosphere where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows streams of solar particles to escape the sun as fast solar wind.

Pesnell says “We see these holes throughout the solar cycle, but during solar minimums, they can last for a long time – six months or more”. Solar particles from coronal holes are then ejected towards earth’s magnetic field causing space weather events.

Space weather refers to the environmental conditions in Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere due to the Sun and the solar wind that can influence the functioning and reliability of spaceborne and ground-based systems and services or endanger property or human health.

Meanwhile, The White House in October 2016 quietly passed through an Executive Order— “Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events”. 

Here is snippet of section 1 of the executive order:   

Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

Back in April 2017, we wrote an article titled ‘Yesterday’s Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm‘. While everyone thought terrorism was to blame, we correctly pointed out that large power failures in major US cities was due to an intense geomagnetic storm registering 8-10 on K-Planetary Index.

Conclusion: Our fragile nation is not adequately prepared for space weather events as highlighted in the recent Exec Order.

Frankly, this should of been done years ago, but it appears that our nation will soon deal with the consequences such as April 2017 power failures in major US-cities. Couple the solar minimum period with The Fourth Turning in the west, and we’re staring at the perfect cocktail for self-destruction of an empire. Perhaps, the downfall of America is not some external threat that the mainstream media makes you believe, but in actuality, it’s an implosion from with-in. It’s happened to the greatest empires that have attempted to rule our planet, why not now? 

Don’t believe me? Here are various minimums verse the rise and fall of Chinese Dynasties

 
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Addendum: one reader noted the deja vu divergence once again between declining sunspot activity and surging stock prices... did not end well last time...

          Comment on "Trump Administration: Making America Great Again by Simply Not Rushing to Implement the Late Obama Age Collapse" by Steve Sailer   
That's an interesting, if depressing, insight into what's happening in Germany. Most of it is news to me. You know you're in deep trouble when even the UN thinks your laws are crazy.
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Speaking of the unspeakable, here's an interesting gif showing shifting patterns involving the "I" word in the US: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/07/a-shift-from-germany-to-mexico-for-americas-immigrants/ft_15-09-28_immigationmapsgif/
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Good point--it's possible the affirmative action took place during the hiring stage and not the educational stage. Speaking from personal experience--those not in the know sometimes think that affirmative action is a one time thing that happens during undergrad and then after that the professional schools and later hiring organizations apply objective standards. Nope! It's...
          Comment on "Trump Administration: Making America Great Again by Simply Not Rushing to Implement the Late Obama Age Collapse" by Steve Sailer   
I'm not so sure about the decades part, history is full of sudden tipping points where that solid looking ship of state seems to be merely taking on some water before it abruptly capsizes. I don't remember who it was when asked how he went bankrupt replied "slowly at first, then all at once".
          Comment on "Flights Rotting in the Airfields" by Steve Sailer   
Beria was much more of a Georgian than Stalin was. Hot-headed, vivacious, and more in love with the present than with a future utopia. If he had become the most powerful man in the Politburo, it's not unlikely he would've become more like a Latin American dictator, who's more in it for the money, the...
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There's a story of an MI6 spy, an American citizen and therefore a neutral, walking into a German police station in 1941. The only photo of a Nazi on the wall was of Rudolf Hess, even though he had already made his famous flight to Scotland. The American asked why. "Because he's the only sane...
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Simple song, I searched for info on Henry Bello, but came up empty on the question of where he was educated and got his medical degree.
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          Orlando Florida: LEGOLAND (14 days!), Kennedy Space Center (1 day) and GatorLand (1 day) combo-ticket cheaper at £61.60 @ Orlando Attractions   
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Awesome price for: - 14 day ticket to Orlando LEGOLAND - 1 day ticket to Kennedy Space Center (NASA) - 1 day ticket to GatorLand. Planning a holiday in Orlando this Christmas and came across the following combo deal. 'Gate' prices (that nobody should be paying) are expensive, but you can find cheaper deals - especially on UK ticket seller sites. This combo beats them all if you want to do both Legoland and Kennedy Space Center* - Gatorland I probably wouldn't go out of my way for but, hey, free ticket. Individual - Buying Separately prices (best I can find hunting around). Hopefully the spacing on this table looks ok when I post. Ticket: Gate price Single Offer prices Legoland: $106 (1 day) £53.04 (Orlando Attractions) KSC: $50 £29 (American Attractions)** Gatorland: $26.99 £15.60 (Orlando Attractions) ---------- ----------- Total: $182 £97.64 Combo-ticket for all three: £62.40 * Kennedy Space Centre for hUKd spellers :) ** KSC Posted 5 months ago at http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kennedy-space-centre-orlando-adult-tickets-same-price-kids-for-ltd-time-now-29-american-2600526 - Deal is still current at £29 if you only want KSC and don't care for Legoland. *** I posted this deal at a higher price 5 weeks ago - so this is not a repost/dupe.
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          Hold On to Your Jaw, Because This Is What OITNB's "Skinhead" Helen Really Looks Like   

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By now, most Orange Is the New Black fans know just how different the cast looks outside of their Litchfield jumpsuits, but few of the makeunders are as jaw-dropping as the one Francesca Curran agreed to while playing "Skinhead" Helen. With her shaved head and striking face and neck tattoos, Helen has always been one of the most recognizable characters on the show, despite not being one of the leads. In the show's fifth season, however, the actress gets way more screentime than she has in past seasons, so it made us wonder: what does she look like outside of her OITNB costume?

Spoiler alert: SHE'S FREAKIN' GORGEOUS.

Luckily Francesca's Instagram account is a veritable treasure trove of shocking before-and-after shots chronicling her transformation into the white supremacist character. Although she fully committed and shaved off all of her hair, she's not afraid to rock some pretty glam wigs during her downtime from filming.

While speaking with Business Insider, Francesca revealed that despite her character's intimidating look, she's actually "girly" at heart. "In real life, I'm so feminine. I'm so girly. I love my makeup, I love my jewelry and all that," she said. "So to really be stripped of all that . . . The first time I was like, okay, wow. I found myself in the mirror and was like, this is a striking . . . what a difference."

That's not to say she isn't tough, though. During a recent chat with POPSUGAR, she told us that she was thrilled to be doing her own stunts this season. "We did combat training, and it was just the craziest experience because we have this amazing guy, Greg, and we have a whole team of guys that come in and show us how to do these crazy flips and wall kicks and some of the stuff we do, we'll get professional stunt people in," she explained. "But the fun part for me this season was while some of the other girls were having stunt people do it, they, for some reason, had a crazy sense of faith in me. And they were like, 'Hey, do you think you can handle this?' And being the crazy person that I am, I was like, 'Absolutely.'"

At least she didn't have to worry about her hair getting snagged on anything during training, right? Francesca has also shared a few peeks at what her normal, natural hair looks like when the show goes on hiatus and she has the chance to grow some of it back.

Her transformation even gives America's Next Top Model a run for its money (and that's a show that once attempted a "beard weave," so that's really saying something).


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          As Flux Project's first visiting curator, Lauren Haynes speaks candidly about the challenges of curation - ArtsATL   

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As Flux Project's first visiting curator, Lauren Haynes speaks candidly about the challenges of curation
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Last Thursday night, The Atlanta Contemporary's lecture room was filled with avid listeners as Lauren Haynes breezed through a presentation about her career and transition from Studio Museum in Harlem to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in ...


          Are Democrats Thinking Their Way Out of Victory?   

Would you mind if Democrats learned to be mindless?

Nevada Democrats do seem to have their acts together. They kept their heads in 2016 when everyone around them was losing theirs, and accomplished a good deal of what they wanted at the 2017 legislature. And 2018 seems to be coming into focus.…

Representative Jacky Rosen will run for the Senate after only a few months in Congress, and the Democrat could face a serious primary challenge. Whoever wins faces a vulnerable Republican, Dean Heller, the only GOP Senator up for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton carried. Heller has managed to defend the Republican lack of transparency on health care legislation after falsely claiming Democrats did much the same thing on Obamacare. He also said both yes and no on how he’s going to vote on the un-Christian and anti-life bill his white male colleagues generated without a woman or person of color being involved before finally saying he wouldn’t vote for the bill in its current form with Governor Brian Sandoval standing next to him—because Heller is not only bipartisan, but brave.

County Commissioner Steve Sisolak has declared his candidacy for governor. He may face a Democratic primary—his commission colleague Chris Giunchigliani is making noises (this could make the commission meetings must-see-TV). The winner of that contest will face Adam Laxalt, grandson of a major Nevada political figure. He’s also the hirer of outside lawyers who charge the state hundreds of thousands of dollars to do legal work that Laxalt’s people would be able to do if they were members of the Nevada bar, and he is a defender of Sheldon Adelson’s interests to the point that a Gaming Control Board chairman who’s never had the whiff of a taint of a sniff of a scandal attached to him decided he’d better record a conversation with Laxalt.


Democrats think when they should act, and Republicans act when they should think.


These campaigns will unfold with Trump registering the lowest approval ratings of any president at this point in an administration since polling was done with an abacus. But Republicans have won each special election so far, so why not think it can continue?

Well, let’s be fair. In each election, the Democratic candidate did far better than she or he normally would. In Georgia and South Carolina, in blood-red districts, the Democratic House candidate came within three points of the Republican.

But Republicans still won, and the reason is simple. To quote Charlie Pierce, America’s best political blogger (well, my favorite, anyway): “Through decades of constant and unrelenting pressure, and through finagling with the franchise in a hundred ways in a thousand places, the Republicans have compressed the votes they need into an unmovable, diamond-hard core that will vote in robotic lockstep for whoever it is that wins a Republican primary. In American politics today, mindlessness is one of the strongest weapons you can have. Republicans vote for Republicans in Republican districts.”

That Democrats lack mindlessness can be proved even without referring to certain lefties in 2016. Consider the response to recent Democratic defeats from D. Taylor, the Unite Here leader who was the driving force behind the Culinary in Las Vegas for so many years. Besides properly attacking the president, the speaker, the Senate majority leader and the GOP congressional caucus, he declared, “Hope is not a strategy and ‘resisting’ is not a plan. The Democratic Party is out of excuses on its electoral performances.… In red states or blue states, Democrats should be able to compete—and win.”

As Pierce shows, some of that point is debatable, but then we recall his union didn’t do all it could in 2014, out of displeasure with some provisions of Obamacare and the lack of movement on immigration reform. The Culinary Union was being mindful when it needed to be mindless.

Heller is in the Senate because in 2012, Shelley Berkley ran 85,000 votes behind Barack Obama while Heller ran 26,000 ahead of Mitt Romney. She won Clark County by 60,000 while Obama took it by 100,000. Obama carried Washoe County by 7,000, Heller by 20,000. Both large counties bear some credit or blame, depending on your political views.

Berkley faced attacks over ethics, but also Washoe choosing the northerner over the southerner, regardless of party. Did Democrats ask themselves who would most strongly support Obama, or was more “acceptable”? A minimal number of Republicans ask those questions. If more did, we might have a more mindful president.

Laxalt’s grandfather ran smart campaigns. But he won his first statewide race, for lieutenant governor, when Democrats refused to unite behind his opponent because of previous political battles. They were mindful when they should have been mindless, and have paid for it ever since.

And thereby hangs the tale. Democrats think when they should act, and Republicans act when they should think. If Democrats don’t want Senator Heller and Governor Laxalt, they need to grasp that distinction.

Michael Green is an associate professor of history at UNLV

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          Bill Maher Wants to Make Summer Great Again   
The comedian says that America has reached peak stupidity all the time, rendering the summer months pointless.

“Real Time” host Bill Maher went on an epic rant about the decline of summer in America during his “New Rules” segment Friday.

“Someone has to tell me how summer, the time of year when we traditionally give our brains some rest, can retain its specialness if stupid season now runs on all year round,” Maher said while taking a break from the panel discussion.

“How can you feel good about earning a vacation for your mind if we’ve retired from the job of think all together?” he asked.

Overcome with nostalgia, Maher noted that people used to enjoy their summers by reading trashy novels on the beach, watching “stupid” movies and disregarding any dress code.

Now people play Candy Crush on their phones and dress ridiculously all the time.

“We have now ruined summer because America insists on being peak stupid at all times,” Maher said.

“Our president is Donald Trump,” he added. “He’s on vacation all the time. Everything he does is trivial. How is my guilty pleasure time of year supposed to out do that?”

“Before the internet, the only escape from work was the summer vacation,” he continued. “But now escaping work is as easy as closing the office door and typing the words Pornhub.com.”

To end his rant, Maher gave his audience a call to action, demanding they took back summer.

“We have to get summer back. We got to be able to enjoy stupidity again. Hard earned respectable stupidity. That’s what my goal is in the age of Trump,” he said.

 

 

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1. Lahir Tahun 2003
Cikal bakal kelompok Anonymous ini dilaporkan berasal dari tahun 2003. Awalnya berasal dari forum internet bernama 4chan.

Anonymous punya beragam misi. Terkhusus, mereka menentang sensor internet dan pengawasan online oleh pemerintah. Sehingga seringkali mereka menyerbu website pemerintah sebagai tanda protes.

Anonymous juga anti terhadap paham scientology, korupsi, dan homophobia. Padahal pada awalnya, kelompok komunitas online ini dibuat untuk tujuan senang-senang.

Anonymous memang bukan benar-benar sebuah organisasi. Mereka adalah grup besar individual yang mempunyai ketertarikan yang sama. Sehingga sering dikatakan semua orang bisa menjadi Anonymous.

Sejak tahun 2008, Anonymous semakin serius dalam aksi hacktivist, yaitu melakukan hack untuk misi tertentu. Mereka dijuluki sebagai Robin Hood digital dan dikenal memperjuangkan kebebasan informasi dan akses internet.

Aksi hack mereka semakin liar dan menyerang website-website penting. Sehingga majalah ternama Time memasukkan nama mereka sebagai salah satu kelompok paling berpengaruh di dunia pada tahun 2012.


2. Asal Kata Anonymous
Nama Anonymous sendiri terinspirasi oleh anonimitas user yang biasa memposting sesuatu di internet. Ya, banyak orang lebih memilih tidak menyebut identitas aslinya di dunia maya.

Konsep Anonymous semakin mantap pada tahun 2004. Ketika itu, administrator di forum 4chan mengaktivasi protokol Forced-Anon yang membuat semua postingan bernama Anonymous.

Anonymous pun merepresentasikan sebuah kelompok individu yang tidak bernama. Anggota Anonymous terdiri dai banyak pengguna forum internet.

Mereka memobilisasi serangan atau misi melalui berbagai wadah. Seperti di 4chan, YouTube, sampai melalui Facebook.

"Setiap orang yang ingin bisa menjadi Anonymous dan bekerja dengan tujuan tertentu. Kami setuju dengan semua agenda namun beroperasi secara independen," tukas seorang anggotanya.

Salah satu semboyan mereka yang terkenal adalah "We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us".


3. Serangan ke Website Penting
Anonymous sudah sering melakukan serangan ke berbagai website penting. Biasanya sebagai tanda protes atau ketidaksetujuan.

Pada tahun 2009 setelah Pirate Bay terbukti bersalah atas kasus hak cipta, Anonymous melancarkan serangan melawan organisasi International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Organisasi tersebut termasuk yang menentang keberadaan Pirate Bay. Aksi serupa terjadi tahun 2012 lalu ketika website Megaupload ditutup.

Hacker Anonymous berhasil melumpuhkan situs Departemen Kehakiman AS, FBI, dan Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Semuanya dinilai sebagai pihak yang menggembosi Megaupload.

Anonymous juga pernah melumpuhkan situs yang mengandung pornografi anak. Pada tahun 2008, mereka melancarkan serangan online besar-besaran pada kelompok agama Scientology.

Tidak jarang mereka melakukan serangan ke website pemerintah berbagai negara. Mereka pernah menumbangkan berbagai situs penting Israel sebagai protes serangan brutal mereka ke Palestina. Mereka sempat mengumbar 5000 data pribadi pejabat Israel.


4. Anggota yang Tertangkap
Beberapa anggota Anonymous berhasil ditangkap aparat. Tahun 2010, aparat di Belanda menangkap seorang remaja usia 16 tahun karena menyerang website Visa, Mastercard dan PayPal.

Pada bulan Januari 2011, kepolisian di Inggris berhasil menangkap lima orang hacker yang berhubungan dengan Anonymous.

Juni 2011, kepolisian di Spanyol menahan tiga orang yang masuk jaringan Anonymous. Ketiganya menyerang website pemerintah Mesir, Aljazair, Iran, Chile dan Selandia Baru.

Satu kasus yang cukup menonjol adalah penangkapan Christopher Weatherhead. Dia mengorganisasi serangan DDos pada PayPal dan dijatuhi hukuman 18 bulan penjara.

Masih banyak lagi kasus penangkapan hacker Anonymous. Namun tampaknya mereka tidak kapok dan akan terus melakukan misinya.
 
 
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          7 Tokoh Protagonis Terkejam di Animanga   
Salah satu hal yang sudah biasa di kalangan Anime dan Manga adalah kekejaman. Rata-rata tokoh Anime dan Manga memiliki sifat kejam tersendiri. Bahkan para tokoh protagonis, yaitu tokoh utama yang biasanya tokoh yang baik hati, pembela kebenaran, pembenci kejahatan, dll.
Nah, berikut adalah Tokoh-Tokoh Protagonis Terkejam di dunia Anime dan Manga :

1. Ashlade - Vinland Saga
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Mungkin belum banyak dari kita yang mengenalnya. Ashlade adalah seorang ketua kelompok viking, kelompok yang terkenal dengan kekuatan dan kekejamannya. Tak tanggung-tanggung, lelaki keturunan Artorius ini dapat melakukan apa saja untuk mendapat apa yang ia inginkan.
Contoh ketika ingin mendapat informasi dari pasukan lawan, ia tak segan-segan memotong satu per satu jari orang yang diintrogasinya itu secara perlahan, bahkan berniat memotong hidungnya juga agar ia mau mengaku.

2. Killua - Hunter x Hunter
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Killua merupakan salah satu tokoh protagonis dalam anime dan manga Hunter x Hunter. Kekejamannya sudah tidak diragukan lagi. Ia terlahir di sebuah keluarga pembunuh elit yang membuatnya terlatih untuk membunuh sejak masih belia. tak hanya sekedar membunuh, dengan entengnya ia bahkan mengambil jantung orang yang ingin dibunuhnya.

3. Light Yagami - Death Note
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Mendapat Death Note, buku yang mampu dengan mudah membunuh setiap orang yang namanya tercatat di dalamnya membuat pemuda cerdas yang kerap dipanggil Raito ini menjadi seorang pembunuh. Dengan kejamnya, Raito akan mencatat nama-nama para penjahat dan bahkan orang-orang tak bersalah yang di anggapnya mengganggu rencana terbentuknya Dunia yang indah tanpa penjahat harapannya. Untuk menyamarkan identitasnya, ia menggunakan nama Kira sebagai nama samaran.

4. Manji - Blade of Immortal
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Manji adalah seorang samurai tanpa tuan yang di dalam tubuhnya tersimpan cacing darah, yaitu hewan suci yang membuatnya hidup abadi, tak bisa mati meski tubuhnya dipotong-potong sekalipun. Bukannya senang, Manji malah merasa bosan untuk hidup seperti ini. Karenanya ia sangat ingin mengeluarkan cacing itu dari tubuhnya. Dan untuk itu, ia harus membunuh seribu penjahat.

5. Rei Ogami - Cøde:Breaker
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Sebagai salah seorang dari enam anggota Cøde:Breaker, kelompok yang notabene bertugas “Membasmi” Kejahatan, sudah bukan hal yang mengejutkan lagi jika Ogami dicap sebagai seorang yang kejam. Tercatat baru sampai chapter 11 saja, si dingin Ogami telah membunuh sekitar 165 jiwa. Tak tanggung-tanggung, siswa SMU yang mempunyai motto “Bakar Hingga Menjadi Debu” ini pernah membunuh seorang politikus korup tak peduli walau di depan mata Putri si politikus yang kala itu terduduk lemas di atas kursi roda sambil menangis memohon agar ayah tercintanya diampuni.

6. Tatsumi Oga - Beelzebub
http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/2/110670.jpg 
Kendatipun sering menganggap kalau dirinya adalah pemuda yang ganteng, keren, populer, baik hati, suka menolong, dihormati, dan sangat dihormati bagaikan seorang malaikat, orang lain lebih mengenal sosok siswa SMA Ishiyama, Sekolah yang notabene dihuni oleh para Preman kelas tinggi dengan tingkat kebrutalan lebih dari seratus persen ini sebagai seorang Preman kelas kakap yang kekejamannya telah mencapai level legenda. Kekuatan serta kekejamannya ini bahkan sampai membuat bayi yang merupakan calon Raja Iblis tertarik dan menginginkannya menjadi ayah angkat. 

7. Yuuichi Hiruma - Eyeshield21
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Pemuda dengan wajah yang didesain menyerupai Setan dengan telinga dan gigi super tajam ini mulai dikenal setelah menjadi seorang siswa dan sekaligus kapten Tim American Football SMU Deimon. Kekejamannya yang walaupun lebih cenderung ke sifat humor tak perlu diragukan lagi, hampir selalu membawa senjata kemana-mana, termasuk ketika sedang melatih Timnya hingga menjadi Tim yang tidak dianggap sepele lagi, menembaki orang-orang walau tidak pernah sampai membunuh, memiliki kemampuan gertak super tinggi yang dibarengi dengan sebuah buku catatan kecil yang ternyata isinya kosong, memiliki seekor anjing super kejam bernama Cerberous, Kemampuan hacking setara elite, IQ super yang sangat jarang dimiliki orang-orang kejam, dll, fenomenal.
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          Reading the Office of Legal Counsel on Emoluments: Do Super-Rich Presidents Get a Pass?    

 

I wrote last November that the Foreign Emoluments Clause “is on its face a national security provision designed to the protect the country from officers too enmeshed with foreign interests.” If the Justice Department’s recent court filing is to be believed, that protection is exceedingly limited. This new position marks a decisive break from the more conscientious approach long espoused by both the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

At the heart of the emoluments controversy is President Trump’s refusal to liquidate his business holdings. He has instead maintained ownership of the Trump Organization, a multibillion-dollar umbrella company with thousands of domestic and international investments, and placed the assets in a revocable trust managed by his sons Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump. Trump now faces three lawsuits alleging that he is profiting from his business empire in violation of the Constitution. Three days after his inauguration, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government accountability watchdog group, filed the first suit in the Southern District of New York. This month, two more complaints were filed by the attorneys general of Washington D.C. and Maryland and 196 congressional Democrats, in federal district courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, respectively.

All three suits center on the meaning and scope of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides that “no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign state” (U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8). Citing Trump's business dealings with state governments and federal agencies, such as its lease on the Old Post Office Building that now houses the Trump International Hotel, two of the suits also allege violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause. This provision applies specifically to the president and provides that he shall receive “for his Services” a fixed compensation during his tenure and not “any other Emolument from the United States, or any of [the states]” (U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 7).

Serious procedural challenges like standing notwithstanding, given the House and Senate’s failure to address head-on the risks posed by Trump’s financial conflicts pose, the lawsuits could prove important in forcing a much-needed conversation: Is Trump taking in profits in violation of the Constitution? And just as critically, are future presidents entitled to pull a Trump—or does the Constitution dictate that they, like Jimmy Carter, must sell their family peanut farms as a condition of taking office?

No Article III court has ever rendered an opinion on how either Emoluments Clause should be interpreted, though the Supreme Court has offered interpretations of the term “emoluments” as it appears in Foreign Emoluments Clause-related statutes periodically enacted by Congress since 1881. Because of the limited judicial precedent, the internal memoranda from the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel that have been made public over the years are among the most important sources of guidance we have on emoluments issues. And though these memoranda do not directly address the question posed by the Trump business empire, making some amount of inference and legwork necessary, in critical respects they quite clearly contradict the sweeping defense that the Justice Department put forward this month in its 70-page motion to dismiss the CREW case against Trump.

The key issue in these suits—once you get behind a set of justiciability questions that may prove dispositive—is what constitutes an emolument (though with respect to the Foreign Emoluments Clause there’s also some disagreement about what kind of entity constitutes a “foreign state”). In plain English, we are looking at an exotic presidential twist on the biggest and oldest challenge to enforcing any anticorruption law: What counts? Do the forbidden “emoluments” cover only goodie boxes, blatant quid pro quo arrangements, and employment-related compensation? Or are the profits that Trump enjoys by way of his business transactions also prohibited when they come from foreign states and domestic government entities? And if the latter, more expansive definition is the appropriate one, are the profits prohibited only when the take is in excess of  “fair-market-value”—and if so, does that definition serve as a meaningful limitation when at issue are luxury goods whose value or sales may be inflated by the fact that Trump is president and the products are prominently branded with his name?

Predictably, the dispute has taken the form of a battle for the original meaning of “emoluments.” An array of historical materials support both a limited and broad definition. The two possible interpretations are well summed up by the Oxford English Dictionary, which provides two definitions dating back to the Founding: “1. Profit or gain arising from station, office, or employment . . . . 2. Advantage, benefit, comfort.”

The Justice Department, like Trump’s lawyers at Morgan Lewis, latches onto the first definition  to argue that “the Emoluments Clauses apply only to the receipt of compensation for personal services and to the receipt of honors and gifts based on official position.” That is, President Trump is precluded only from receiving benefits in exchange for services provided to a foreign state in his official capacity as president, or—and this is crucial, given the subject matter of the OLC opinions—services provided “in a capacity akin to an employee of a foreign state.”

The plaintiffs in the three suits, on the other hand, argue for the much more expansive definition. Marshaling its own set of historical evidence, CREW asserts that emoluments are "anything of value, including money, permits, approvals, tax benefits, any other benefits, and anything else monetary or nonmonetary, regardless of whether it is given in exchange for goods or services, and regardless of whether it is part of a transaction at, above, or below market rates."

A close examination of the relevant Comptroller and OLC opinions reveals that the current Justice Department is reading the Emoluments Clauses too narrowly, while CREW and the other plaintiffs are reading them too broadly. None of the opinions approves the receipt of benefits that can even arguably be attributed to the prestige or influence conferred by an office, and together they do not support the Justice Department’s claim that presidents may, as a categorical matter, collect profits from business transactions with foreign entities and domestic government entities as long as fair value is extracted on both sides. But notwithstanding the plaintiffs’ hard pull in the other direction, the opinions also suggest that presidents may in limited cases accept certain fixed benefits—as I will explain, these might be pensions from the U.S. state that used to employ them or money damages from a foreign country against which, in a past life, they successfully won a judgment. The key is that those benefits cannot be subject to foreign or domestic government manipulation or adjustment in connection with the presidential office.

This happens to be a sensible position that accords with what the opinions repeatedly underscore as the purpose of the Emoluments Clauses and the ultimate touchstone for interpreting their meaning: “to prevent corruption and foreign influence” and to bar “payments which have a potential of influencing or corrupting the integrity of the recipient.”

 

Why Language About Emoluments Is Easily Misused

A threshold issue before turning to the OLC literature is the confusion created by cherry-picking historical materials without consideration of their factual context. For example, in its motion to dismiss, the Justice Department followed the lead of some scholars in pulling some Supreme Court language that suggests the term “emoluments” applies only to salary and other duty-related benefits. Most notably, in Hoyt v. United States, 51 U.S. 109 (1850), the Court defines emoluments as “every species of compensation or pecuniary profit derived for a discharge of the duties of office” (emphasis added).

But in Hoyt, the Supreme Court was specifically asked to decide what constitutes an “emolument of office” per a statute governing Treasury Department collectors in their official capacity; the case did not require the Court to consider or rule on the existence of emoluments of other kinds. This is a key point for purposes of properly construing any Comptroller or OLC opinion that cites Hoyt and regurgitates its definition of “emoluments.” These opinions, like Hoyt, have to be read with an eye to their facts: they do not assert that “emoluments” must derive directly from discharge of duty; rather, the kind of emoluments at issue in those opinions was the kind derived for discharge of duty. As a consequence, the reliance on Hoyt in these opinions does not serve as evidence of a limiting principle for emoluments in general.

In short, as pointed out by the plaintiffs and by assorted scholars, the proper question for purposes of discerning the historical scope of “emoluments” is not whether the term could be interpreted in a restricted way, to refer only to benefits derived from discharging the duties of an office, but whether it was necessarily so interpreted at the time the Emoluments Clauses were drafted. As John Mikhail has painstakingly documented, the answer is no—and we don’t have to look at secondary sources, however authoritative (e.g., Black’s Dictionary) to draw that conclusion. Consider, for example, some of the constitutions ratified during the first of two major waves of state constitution-making in the Founding decade. Several included “common benefits clauses” that used the word “emoluments” in a way that simply defies narrow interpretation. The Pennsylvania Constitution (1776) provides: “That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community; and not for the particular emolument of advantage of any single man, family or sett [sic] of men, who are a part only of that community[.]” Very similar language appears in the Virginia (1776), Vermont (1777), and New Hampshire (1784) constitutions. Far more elaborate historical arguments demonstrating the broad uses of the term have been presented elsewhere: see here, here and here. The bottom line is that there is an abundance of primary Founding-era material making use of the broad definition of emoluments, so it is wrong to use language from fact-bound case law to assert that the term is an inherently limited one.

 

The Plaintiffs Define “Emoluments” Too Broadly

Does that mean, as plaintiffs assert, that all types of benefits conferred on the president by foreign countries and U.S. states are prohibited emoluments? According to the Comptroller and OLC opinions, clearly not.

A number of opinions explain that officers do not need to forego fixed benefits to which they are entitled for reasons manifestly unrelated to and uninfluenced by their office. This is a common-sense interpretation of the Clauses that avoids rigidity for rigidity’s sake, where denial of benefits would do nothing to serve the Clauses’ anti-corruption, anti-influence purpose.

For instance, the Comptroller and the OLC each independently concluded that President Ronald Reagan could collect ordinary retirement benefits from California, where he had served as the state governor, without violating the Domestic Emoluments Clause’s prohibition against the receipt of “emoluments” from a State. In its 1983 opinion, the Comptroller determined that President Reagan’s pension from California “cannot be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.” Coming to the same conclusion in its earlier 1981 opinion, the OLC also noted that “those [retirement] benefits are not emoluments in the constitutional sense” and their receipt does not “violate the spirit of the Constitution.” To support its reasoning, the OLC in turn relied on a 1964 opinion (not published) where it similarly decided the estate of President Kennedy was entitled to the naval retirement pay that had accrued during his presidency. Interpreting the Foreign Emoluments Clause “in the light of its basic purposes and principles,” it concluded he could receive payments to which he was entitled as a matter of law “prior to his taking office.”

The same principles support allowing officers to collect on certain kinds of money judgments, even from foreign powers. In a 1955 opinion, the Comptroller decided that an attorney in the Justice Department could receive a lump sum payment and lifetime annuity from the German government for his wrongful removal from the judgeship he held before he emigrated to the United States, as provided by German indemnification legislation. The Comptroller reasoned that those payments did not constitute emoluments from his former office, but rather “represent damages payable as a direct result of a moral and legal wrong.” Turning to its “spirit of the Constitution” analysis, the Comptroller had no trouble determining the payments were not problematic: they were “obviously . . . not intended to influence him as an officer of the United States,” were made under laws not specific to him, and were not payments voluntarily made by the German government but rather mandatory indemnification required by the Allied powers. In a 1954 opinion on the same matter, the OLC came to a slightly different place—the payments were not permitted to the extent they amounted to German retiree benefits—but like the Comptroller, it found that damages intended to redress injury were not prohibited emoluments.

Note what these opinions have in common: they generally allow the officer in question to collect payments or benefits that, patently, have nothing to do with and cannot possibly have been affected by his U.S. office. That 1983 Comptroller opinion put it best, and contains a line worth repeating: President Reagan was entitled to his pension because it “c[ouldn’t] be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.”

Applying this general rule, it makes sense that presidents are permitted to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds; and the rule also explains why wealth management solutions like blind trusts have long been accepted as workable resolutions to problems of conflict of interest. But it certainly doesn’t provide clearance for all profits derived from discretionary, “fair-market-value” transactions where the president is obviously and individually on one end of the sale.

 

The Justice Department Defines “Emoluments” Too Narrowly

A key move in the Justice Department’s brief is to rely heavily on a point of dubious significance: it asserts that “in every published OLC or Comptroller General opinion in which proposed conduct was determined to involve prohibited emoluments, the determination involved an employment relationship (or a relationship akin to an employment relationship) with the foreign government.”

If you think about it, there’s at least one common-sense explanation for the limited precedent: In general, the government employees on whose behalf these opinions were sought probably didn’t own hotel chains, lucrative licensing agreements, or hundreds of trademarks from which they derived significant foreign-based or domestic government-based income. Their thing of value, as civil servants, was their skill set, and thus the relevant question was whether they were constitutionally permitted to lend out that skill set to foreign governments or organizations with foreign state ties for payment.

A 1986 OLC opinion written by then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Samuel Alito cuts against the assertion that whether the profit in question is derived from employment or personal services should be, by itself, dispositive. There, Alito determined that a NASA employee could indeed accept a fee for reviewing a PhD candidate's thesis for an Australian university. To get to this conclusion, Alito made two significant moves. First, uncertain as to whether a public university should be regarded a "foreign state," Alito instead decided to turn to the features of the proposed consultancy and consider whether they "raise[d] the kind of concern . . . that motivated" the prohibition’s enactment. This marks a functional, purpose-driven approach to the question of permissible benefits. Second, he suggested the following facts weigh against finding the fee a prohibited emolument: (1) the NASA scientist was not selected because of his position with the U.S. government, (2) the fee was an ordinary amount given the service to be rendered, (3) there was no reason for the officer to have "direct contact" with the university officials, and (4) the consultancy was "limited both in time and in substantive scope," and no "continuing relationship" was anticipated.

Note that the fact the scientist would be acting in an employment or personal services capacity did not automatically render the payment an emolument. This is the key takeaway from this opinion, and it is at odds with the Justice Department’s claim that employment is the make-or-break issue when it comes to determining whether a benefit or payment is an emolument. Second, consider the implications of the first and fourth points Alito highlighted. The scientist’s selection for the job and associated payment had nothing to do with his U.S. office, which is not a conclusion that can be readily drawn about the services purchased by foreign and state government employees newly flocking to Trump International Hotel. It may suggest the permissibility of accepting profits from truly routine transactions by truly routine hotel customers, including some government diplomats—but this possibility is undercut by Alito’s reference to the extremely limited nature of the permitted relationship and transaction in question.

The Justice Department is understandably leaning hard on the idea that an emolument must be received specifically as a function of office or employment. After all, without this very specific qualification, its argument for the permissibility of accepting profits from ordinary transactions falls apart. Two OLC opinions make this clear.

A 1982 OLC opinion determined that the Foreign Emoluments Clause barred an employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from working on his leave time for an American firm contracted by a Mexican government agency to review the design of a government-owned nuclear power plant. And a 1993 OLC opinion concluded that law firm partners serving as non-government advisors on the Administrative Conference of the United States could not accept partnership earnings “where some portion of that share is derived from the partnership’s representation of a foreign government” without triggering the constitutional prohibition. In the 1993 opinion, the OLC actually dismissed the argument that the conference member was not subject to the foreign government's “control” as “not decisive.” Instead, the OLC concluded that the portion of partnership profits the conference member would receive "would be a function of the amount paid to the firm by the foreign government," such that "the partnership would in effect be a conduit for that government." Acceptance of that portion of income was therefore a prohibited emolument (OLC reconsidered this opinion in 2010, but only with respect to whether the members held an “Office of . . . Trust” for purposes of the Foreign Emoluments Clause).

In these opinions, the OLC simply did not care that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the payments in these cases from a transactional or fair-market perspective. This runs contrary to the crux of the Justice Department’s argument for the innocuousness of Trump’s business-related foreign and domestic government income.

The textual kicker in all this is that even accepting the Justice Department’s insistence that “emolument” is best read to mean “profit arising from an office or employ” (Barclay’s A Complete and Universal English Dictionary on a New Plan (1774)), it doesn’t follow that all ordinary business transactions are okay: What if those transactions are, in number or value, enhanced by the prestige of the president’s office? Couldn’t the profit thereby derived then constitute “profit arising from an office or employ”? [Update, 5:17 pm: This is a line of argument that Marty Lederman compellingly and more thoroughly details here.]

It is to prevent this reading that the Justice Department argues that prohibited benefits must arise not just from the office but from the provision of services pursuant to that office. But this argument relies on a stunted conception of the power that an "Office of Profit or Trust" confers. To lift an example wholesale from Ben Wittes: If Trump owned a nondescript hotdog truck outside the White House that charged the same price for hotdogs as any other foodtruck and sold them to some incidental foreign customers, that would not be problematic under this definition of emoluments. If the truck were Trump-branded and either charged inflated prices or enjoyed inflated sales because Trump is president, and Saudi potentates lined up to put cash in his register, that would seem to constitute impermissible “profit arising from an office,” as a textual matter and in view of the historic Comptroller and OLC perspective.

At base, this is what plaintiffs are claiming—that the profits Trump is enjoying “aris[es] from” his office—so “aris[e] from” may be a definitional phrase the Justice Department is interpreting too narrowly. Trump’s status as the most powerful man in the world affects his business transactions, which are self-branded to boot. Not only is he enjoying booming business at his exclusive properties, in part thanks to foreign guests reportedly seeking to get in the president’s good graces, but he has also won Chinese trademark protection that, according to plaintiffs, he would not have received had he not become president.

Finally, on a practical note, notice the perverse upshot of the Justice Department’s fixation on employment and personal services as the place where the river divides. This assertion that payment for goods and business-related services is permissible but payment for employment and “personal services” is not means that a president can’t profit off his brain or body when it comes to cash from foreign sources or U.S. government entities, but can, without limitation, profit off the brains and bodies of those he can afford to employ in his private capacity. It’s what you might call a constitutional free pass for super-rich presidents.

The Comptroller and OLC opinions do not support such a result. They repudiate it.

***

Ultimately, the Justice Department’s view of emoluments marks a departure from the public Comptroller and OLC opinions in at least two critical respects. First, the new position is a clear abrogation of the practical “spirit of the Constitution” analysis on which the Comptroller and OLC have consistently relied to ensure a stringent rather than forgiving interpretation of what constitutes an impermissible benefit or undue influence (see, e.g., 1955 Comptroller Opinion, 1981 OLC Opinion, 1983 Comptroller Opinion; see also OLC 1962, noting “the sweeping nature of the constitutional prohibition”; OLC 1980, citing 1902 Attorney General Opinion stating the Foreign Emoluments Clause is “directed against every kind of influence by foreign governments upon officers of the United States” and the “prohibition should be given the broadest possible scope and application”). Second, the Justice Department’s quite specific argument that the president can profit from employing people to do business with foreign countries and government entities in the United States amounts to a strange carve-out, one that allows extremely wealthy officers with people in their employ to cash out as they wish on the advantages that the prestige of their office confers, without any consideration whatsoever of the sources of that cash. This interpretation is flatly at odds with executive branch tradition: I have yet to see a single opinion that has permitted an officer to collect profits even arguably enhanced by the power of his office, much less categorically benefit from discretionary, price-indeterminant transactions that foreign governments and U.S. government entities may enter into at will.

Note the issues I did not address here. What is not (yet) a point of debate in these particular lawsuits is whether these constitutional provisions apply to the president at all. The Domestic Emoluments Clause applies to the president by its express terms, and in its recent motion, the Justice Department doesn’t dispute CREW's claim, or the OLC’s preexisting determination, that the more obliquely phrased Foreign Emoluments Clause applies to the president as well (and notwithstanding the occasional argument to the contrary).

In addition, as the suits proceed in federal court, we can expect much of the legal discussion to focus on jurisdictional hurdles. There’s a strong argument that the courts don’t have a role to play, and that presidential corruption rising to the level of an emoluments violation is a political question whose resolution properly lies with Congress. Though the congressional suit spearheaded by Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative John Conyers, Jr. alleges that Trump has failed to come to Congress for requisite permission in accepting foreign emoluments, Congress’s best recourse be impeachment proceedings. (Or if it so chose, Congress could avail itself of a lot of options short of impeachment, but in the words of Charles Black, Jr., circa 1974, “what an enormous if.” Recall that the House of Representatives has the power to demand Trump’s tax returns but has not exercised it.)

But as for the substantive question of whether the Comptroller and OLC of yore would have signed off on the Justice Department’s blessing of all monies flowing in by way of business transactions, the answer is “no.”


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EpisodeOn this episode of Radically Distinct Radio, Jenn interviews immigration attorney and Managing Partner of Orbit LAW, Kripa Upadhyay, to talk about cultural differences between Southeast Asia and America, why there are so many Southeast Asian tech workers and how growing up in a very politicized household shaped the perspective she brings to her law practice and the legal field.
          Milo Greene - 1957   
Milo Greene - 1957
Cinematic...

'1957' is Milo Greene's latest single to be taken from their eponymous debut album and is released on February 18th via Fierce Panda.

The LA based quintet specialise in a brand of indie folk they themselves describe as "cinematic" and such lofty pretensions are carried on into the video for '1957'. It's an homage to the American indie flick, from the grading on the camera to the casual drags on fags, and just while everything is looking puke-inducingly perfect there's even a little twist at the end. Supposedly the video is expanded upon in the 40 minute film 'Moddison' produced by the band, but it's not currently available to watch in the UK via YouTube. 

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          Re: Should I move abroad to minimize health care costs?   
Moving abroad is more and more difficult, and eventually will be almost impossible for Americans. Tax is not the most critical issue, although tax return indeed become really complicated. In order to live somewhere, you would need a bank account. You cannot even apply for residence without a bank account, as you need to report the required amount of money to demonstrate that you can support yourself. US account would not work in most countries. Unfortunately, many banks are refusing to open accounts for US citizens, because of FATCA regulations. At the moment, there are still banks willing to work with US citizens. But their number is shrinking rapidly. Moreover, some of them are closing existing accounts.
          Re: Debating a weekend in Chicago (south side)   
Bfwolf wrote:
Meaty wrote:Chicago is a literal war zone.


Come on. This is outrageous hyperbole. NO city in America is a LITERAL war zone. And Chicago is far from being the worst city in America.

There were 28 murders per every 100,000 people in Chicago in 2016. This was behind St Louis (#1 at 59.3), Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, Cleveland, Newark, and Memphis. Are all these cities literal war zones?

I live in Chicago. I'm looking out my window right now. There's no tanks out there.

Parts of the city have a big gang violence problem, and they are relatively unsafe. If you earn a middle class income, you'll never live in these areas. If you're a tourist, you'll never go to those areas.

Chicago's problems are real and need to be addressed. But for many of the city's residents and almost all of the tourists, those problems have 0 impact on them (which is probably why they aren't addressed as well as they should be).


There are parts of Iraq that I felt safer than the south side. While IEDs are not a problem, you are taking your life in your hands.

I don't me to be flippant but I've spent years in actual combat. The south side isn't much different in terms of random violence
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As for "staying in Europe" perhaps that is the problem with the Diavel -- the maker of elegant svelte sport bikes decides to make a cruiser to broaden its American market. I think Tamburini attempted to move to Nashville and Roland Sands is just trying to give the new-comer some hints.


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And the new Brutale 800 America too, just announced today.

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El norteamericano abre un nuevo capítulo en su carrera y este es el primer tema
          Liberty’s Revolution   

By Kyle Becker

The War of Independence was not the culmination of irresistible forces but of enlightened ideas. It was the shining ideal of liberty that changed the course of history, and it remains eternally available for mankind to do so again. The path to liberty was long and arduous. Nothing came easy, and the oppressive state that ruled our forebears did not yield to eloquence, but to force. It required the steely resolve of our intellectual ancestors, men willing to pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, for the American colonists to shrug off their oppressors. The European heritage of ...

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Nuevo tema de la artista norteamericana.
          The Perils of Democracy   

By Kyle Becker

In America, it is nearly a ubiquitous truism that ours is a democratic nation. In popular imagination, all virtues spring forth from the fountainhead of democracy, and all vices consist of its aristocratic or reactionary opposition. Yet we were blessed with the founders’ vision to anticipate the instability and capriciousness of mob-majority rule, and our Constitution was imbued with individual rights, sanctioned by no less than the Almighty itself. The terms democracy, freedom, and liberty are retained in our popular vernacular without meaningful engagement of the historical circumstances that gave rise to them in the culture. The intellectual doctrines of ...

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          Comment on Canada Day and Judicial Murder (Not connected) by irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert   
O could my Irish family, especially the men rant! My two uncles that fought in the American Army, and became Rangers, could burn over certain issues also. As I have said, they were NOT given their promised American citizenship when they first came back to New York at wars end. So they left and went back to Ireland, cussing all the way! Neither ever returned to America. Both joined the American Army National Guard about 1938? when they came from Ireland to New York. And when the war started for America they were Buck Sgt's. One had become a Staff Sgt,, the other had two stripes under, by the end of the war! And both were given the Purple Heart, and one was wounded twice. When they asked to reenlist, they were told fine, as buck sgt's! They said no thanks!
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Your help to free a person who dares to denounce violations of human rights by

Choupinette Choupi Tuesday February 15, 2011, 16:54

http://vendemiaire.over-blog.org/article-appel-pour-la-liberation-de-la-poetesse-et-journaliste-angye-gaona-65698316.html

The poet and journalist Angye Gaona was arrested. The Colombian government wants to silence her to keep the darkness of genocide. Angye Gaona Poet and witness stopped to think, Colombia, the country where the state has converted the act of thinking a crime. Angye Gaona, it is part of the committee organizing the International Festival of Poetry of Medellín.

Urgent international action is by his release and to denounce the Colombian state maintains more than 7,500 people jailed for "crimes of opinion" we are facing a real dictatorship camouflaged.

is an intolerable situation: each day they stop, are murder or disappearance of a political opponent, student union, a sociologist, a peasant ... Repression by the Colombian State against the Colombian people to appease his social claims is brutal.

It is urgent that the world moves in solidarity!


Signatures should be sent to: Aurora

Tumanischwili : a_tumanoff@yahoo.com.ar

With only:

.. . I sign for the release of the poet Angye Gaona.

... With your first and last name, your "professional", your city and your country.

No link, but an email.

summary translation of this text : http://www.bolinf.es/wp/?p=28935



Colombia is a country untouchable. The country is run by the American right. Unfortunately, once again, politicians, men of straw of the American right and wrong we want to do, with some exceptions, the international community avoid criticizing the Colombian Government. The international community silent all the abuses committed in Colombia the field of human rights.

A sampling of recent abuse of Colombian politics:

Have 7,500 political prisoners;
Dispose of Cabinet members involved in drug trafficking;
Having a connection between government and paramilitary groups;
Having a president also denounced for buying journalists
To win some voters, they believe they killed terrorists while the military has murdered innocent young people.

would have thought the international community if another country such as Ecuador, Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, etc.. This area had committed such acts?

Colombia is the only country in South America where U.S. bases are located and the Americans as corrupt Colombian politicians to believe that the Americans provide development assistance but this is false. Today, after the nightmare of Alvaro Uribe, Juan Manuel Santos chairs the country, the very man who chose to continue the policy of his predecessor. He was Minister of Defence under President Uribe with an army guilty of corruption and connections with the paramilitaries.

Day by day, human rights are trampled.

In the second week of January, the Government continued to imprison citizens opponents. One of felonies was the last stop Angye Gaona , Colombian poet and journalist, a woman who contends with the lowest single offense was to denounce the excesses that are discussed above. The government also as the prior art practice of Uribe's arrest disable members of associations which are respect for human rights. Angye was arrested with two students and a trade unionist.

Their technique: First they imprison people without charge, they keep them imprisoned for a year or so, to release them, saying they are innocent. In this way, they succeed to dismantle the social movements.

As for Kabila, we join the demand for the immediate issuance of Angye Gaona and all political prisoners who meet the Colombian jails. And we ask the Community Internationalequ'elle an end to excesses against human rights committed by the Colombian Government.

Other links:
http://poesiedanger.blogspot.com/search/label/Angye% 20Gaona
http://delitdepoesie.hautetfort.com/archive/2011/02/15/en -a-bra-angye gaona.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIEfIxZRlSA
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Mohamed Hassan: "the causes of the revolution far beyond Tunisia Ben Ali and his party. "

Tunisians brought down the dictator Ben Ali. Today, they continue to fight against his men to head the transitional government. In this new chapter of our series "Understanding the Muslim world," Mohamed Hassan * ((photo-cons) explains the implications of the revolution of Tunisia and its root causes: how nationalism Liberal advocated by Tunisia under Bourguiba interests Western, plunging people into poverty, how a repressive state has put in place to maintain this system, why dictatorships in the Arab world are caused to fall, and how Islam became the condom imperialism




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In December 2010, riots broke out in Tunisia. A month later, President Ben Ali fled the country after twenty-three year reign. What are the causes of this revolution? And why is it popular movement succeeded in bringing down the dictator where other attempts have failed?

For there to be a revolution, it is necessary that people refuse to live as before and that the ruling class is no longer able to govern as before. On December 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young seller of fruits and vegetables, has sacrificed out of desperation after police had confiscated his goods himself, and that local authorities have to stop working. The conditions were ripe for a revolution broke out in Tunisia Bouazizi and suicide was the trigger.

Indeed, the Tunisians did not want to live as before: they were not accepting corruption, police repression, lack of freedom, unemployment, etc.. Moreover, the ruling class could no longer govern as before. Corruption under Ben Ali had taken a phenomenal amount while the majority of the population had to face insecurity. To maintain this status, police repression would be higher but it had reached its limits. The ruling elite was completely disconnected from the people for whom there was no interlocutor. Therefore, when popular revolts broke out, the ruling class had no choice but to quell the violence. But with the determination of the people, the repression reached its limit. This is one of the keys to the success of the popular revolution of Tunisia: it managed to reach all segments of society, including members of the army and police who sympathized with the demonstrators. The repressive apparatus could no longer function as before either. If a revolt occurs but is not able to combine different segments society, it can not lead a revolution.

Even after the departure of Ben Ali, the protests continue. The situation that Tunisians refuse is not the result of one man? For

signs "Ben Ali emerges" signs were followed by "CDR releases. Tunisians are attacking the president's political party because they fear that one of his men to take power. But in reality, the root causes that led to revolt Tunisians far outweigh Ben Ali and the RCD. It is not enough to turn the president for the people earns his freedom and improves living conditions.

corruption, unemployment, social inequality ... What are the effects of imperialist domination of the West over Tunisia. For Tunisia, after independence, became a project of the United States.

What do you mean by imperialism?


Imperialism is the process by which capitalist powers politically and economically dominated by foreign countries. Western multinationals plunder the resources of Africa, Latin America and Asia. They find opportunities for capital they will accumulate and exploit cheap labor market. I say that multinationals are not buying as they plunder the resources at their fair value and the local people not benefiting from these riches. And this looting would not be possible if these countries operated, there were no leaders to defend the interests of multinationals. These leaders are getting richer in the process. They constitute the so-called comprador bourgeoisie. They have no political vision for their own country does not produce wealth and do not develop a real economy. But personally enriched by trading resources their countries with multinationals. Obviously, the people are the biggest victim in all this!

When you're a nationalist anti-imperialist cons, you are looking to develop for yourself. You nationalize key sectors of your economy, rather than leaving the management to foreign companies. This will create a national economy in the country and you allow it to grow on the basis of independence. That's what I call a national democratic revolution: national independent because of the imperialist powers, democratic as against feudalism and the elements reactionaries in the country.

However, Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president, was considered a socialist. And during his reign, the state played a very important role in the economy.


Bourguiba's political party was socialist in name only. If the state played an important role, it was only for the benefit of an elite only. This is called state capitalism. In addition, Bourguiba has systematically eliminated all the progressive elements and anti-imperialist in his party. So that this party became the party of one man, completely subject to U.S. imperialism.

Habib Bourguiba , great actor in the struggle for independence, was president of Tunisia from 1957 to 1987


What Was Tunisia important for the United States?

To understand the importance of that country to the U.S. strategy, we must analyze the political context of the Arab world in years 50 and 60. In 1952, officers overthrew the monarchy of King Farouk of Egypt and proclaim a republic. With Nasser at the helm Egypt becomes the basis of Arab nationalism inspired with revolutionary ideas of socialism. As evidenced by the nationalization of the Suez Canal, Nasser's arrival in power is a blow to the West because the Egyptian president's policy is totally at odds with the hegemonic Western powers in the Near and Middle East. Worse still: the anti-imperialist ideas of Nasser are emulated in the region. In Yemen for example, where in 1962 a revolution divided the country, the South becoming a bastion of Arab revolutionary movement. The same year, the independence of Algeria sends a strong signal to Africa and the Third World, the imperialist powers put on alert. Libya also note the Qaddafi coup in 1969. The colonel took power and nationalized major sectors of the economy, to the chagrin of the West. The same year, the Islamic revolution in Iran toppled the Shah, one of the most important pillars of U.S. strategy in the Middle East.

short, at that time, an anti-imperialist movement defies strong strategic interests of the United States in the Arab world. Fortunately for Washington, all countries in the region do not follow the path of Nasser. It the case of Tunisia. In 1957, a year after the independence of Tunisia, Bourguiba was one of the first Arab leaders to send U.S. in the prestigious journal, Foreign Affairs. The title of the article? Nationalism best antidote to communism. For the United States who want to counter the influence of Nasser is a godsend! Bourguiba wrote in his article: "With the regard, Tunisia has chosen to make unequivocal its way into the free world from the West." We are in the Cold War. The Soviets argued that Nasser's influence grows in the region. And the U.S. needs pro-imperialist agents Bourguiba as not to lose strategic control of the Arab world.

Nasser announced the nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1956

Can we be both nationalist and pro-imperialist?

Bourguiba was a liberal nationalist with anti-communist ideas which led him to join the imperialist camp in the West. In fact, I feel like George Padmore Bourguiba Arabic. Padmore was a leading Pan-Caribbean origin. In 1956 he wrote a book called Pan-Africanism or Communism: The battle ahead in Africa. Like Bourguiba, he fed anti-communist ideas and even if he declared himself a nationalist, his political vision was largely subservient to the interests of imperialist powers. Nationalism served as a cover, their policy is far from being independent. Padmore had a great influence on the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, one of the instigators of the African Union. Its pro-imperialist ideas were able to spread across the continent with the result that we see today is celebrated around the golden jubilee of independence in Africa, but many Africans know they have never become independent. President Nkrumah himself later regretted having taken the advice of Padmore.

In Tunisia too, the submission to imperialist interests has quickly been felt and it turned out that nationalism advocated by Bourguiba was a facade. In the 70s, for example, the President has passed a series of measures intended to attract foreign investors: tax exemption on company profits for ten years, exemption from all duties and taxes for twenty years, exemption from Tax Income property values, etc.. Tunisia has become a vast workshop of Western multinationals in recent repatriation of profits.

Tunisia did she not still been some good progress under Bourguiba?

Yes, there have been positive developments: education, status of women, etc.. First, because Tunisia were the progressives in his elite players, but they were quickly dismissed. Then, because Tunisia was to be dressed in his finest dress. Indeed, this country played a major role in the strategy of the United States to counter the influence of communism in the Arab world. But what had you on the other side? Progressive revolutionary movements that had toppled backward and monarchies who enjoyed popular support. You could not counteract this movement by advocating a feudal system. Saudi Arabia has done so because it could use its oil money for that. But Tunisia, unable to rely on such resources, should provide some progressive image. In the fight against communism, it was supposed to represent a successful Third World countries have chosen the path of liberal nationalism.

But behind the scenes was less flattering. As I said, Bourguiba has systematically eliminated the progressive elements that do not follow his steps. The anti-imperialists who wanted an independent Tunisia both economically and politically, those who wanted to assert their own position in the Third World and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, all were opposed. Tunisia has in fact been used as a laboratory of the imperialist powers. And what was supposed to represent the success of liberal nationalism has become a dictatorship.

When Ben Ali Bourguiba succeeded in 1987, he continues on the same track?


Absolutely. One can even say that the submission to Western interests has grown. Ben Ali was a pure agent of U.S. imperialism. In 1980, as ambassador to Poland, he even served as a liaison between the CIA and Lech Walesa, the union leader who fought against the Soviet Union.

In 1987, when Ben Ali assumed the presidency of Tunisia, the country was deeply in debt by the capitalist crisis of 1973. Moreover, at that time, the ideas of Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys were very popular. These ultra-liberal economists believed that the market is an entity capable of regulating themselves and that the state should certainly not interfere in the economy. The technical elite Tunisian largely from U.S. schools were highly influenced by theories of Friedman. Ben Ali then left the state capitalism in effect at the beginning of the era Bourguiba. Under the supervision of the IMF and World Bank, he began a privatization program much more massive than what his predecessor had already begun in the 70s.

What were the effects of this new economic policy?


First, privatization of the Tunisian economy has allowed Ben Ali and his wife's family, Trabelsi, personal enrichment. Corruption has reached a very high level, Tunisia has become a country totally subservient to imperialism, headed by a comprador bourgeoisie. Obviously, Ben Ali and his clan did not have many raw materials to selling out to Western multinationals. But they took advantage of the education system established under Bourguiba to develop a service economy. Indeed, the Tunisian workforce is highly educated and inexpensive at a time. It therefore attracts foreign investors.

Tourism has also developed strong as to become the mainstay of the Tunisian economy. Here we see the lack of political vision of the elite. Indeed, no country can develop its economy based on tourism if not first developed a national economic base. The tourism industry consumes a lot but reported very little to the Tunisian people. Imagine: while Western tourists consume hectoliters of water to bask in pools, Jacuzzis or golf course, the poor peasants in the south face of the drying soil.

But it's not just the farmers who have suffered from this policy. Overall, the social conditions of the Tunisian people deteriorated while the president's entourage has amassed a huge fortune. Everyone knew the regime was corrupt. So to maintain this system, the system should prevent any disputes. The repression became even more brutal penny Ben Ali simple criticism or even the desire for modernity and openness were not allowed. Such a situation could lead to popular revolt. Moreover, trying to monopolize his clan the wealth of the country, Ben Ali has also drew the ire of some of the traditional bourgeois Tunisia.


You say that political repression was very strong. Is there anyway today, opposition forces can guide the people's revolution now that Ben Ali has fallen?

Genuine opposition parties were banned under Ben Ali. However, some continued to exist underground. For example, the first Tunisian Communist Party could not live openly and organize like any political party in a democracy. But he continued to operate secretly through associations of civil society (teachers, farmers, doctors, prisoners ...). The PGWPP was able to form a social base and fired a solid experience of this period. It is exceptional in the Arab world.

I think two major challenges now await the opposition parties. First, they must come forward and make themselves known to the general public in Tunisia. Then they must organize a united front of resistance to imperialism. In fact, the imperialist powers seek to maintain the system without Ben Ali Ben Ali. We see now with the Union government National rejected the Tunisians, which is very positive. But the imperialist powers will not stop there. They will certainly seek to impose an International Electoral Commission to support candidates who defend to their best interests. It is therefore necessary to resist interference by creating a united front to build a true democracy.


Opposition parties are they able to overcome their differences to create such a front?

I know that some political parties were reluctant to associate Islamo-nationalist movement Ennahda. This movement emerged in the 80s. He advocated an anti-imperialist line and in fact, has suffered political repression. Why not combine Ennahda in front of resistance to the interference of foreign powers? Tunisia is a Muslim country. It is normal that a political force emerges with an Islamo-nationalist trend. You can not prevent that.

But each of these movements must be studied separately, with its own specificities. This was done by the communist PGWPP. They studied scientifically objective conditions that apply Tunisia. Their conclusion is that the Communists and Islamo-nationalists have been victims of political repression and that even though their programs differ, they share common ground: they want an end to dictatorship and the independence of Tunisia. The Communists have proposed an alliance with the Islamo-nationalists long ago. Of course, the PGWPP does not make Tunisia a Islamic state. Its political agenda is different from that of al-Nahda. But it is the Tunisian people who will judge these differences democratically. Elections should be a contest open to everyone. That is true democracy.

Precisely opposition parties gathered in front of 14 January to fight against the interim government of Mohamed Ghannouchi, a henchman of former President Ben Ali. A hopeful sign?

Absolutely, Tunisia is on the right track: all opposition parties banned so far have created a united front to prevent the system is maintained without Ben Ali Ben Ali. Also underline the role played by the base of the union UGTT. The head of the union authorized under Ben Ali was corrupt and working with the state police. But since the basis of the union put pressure on its leaders and members who UGTT were part of the transitional government have resigned. Although much remains to be done, democracy wins Tunisian institutions under pressure from the people.

Western powers opposed to that. They want to impose democracy in Tunisia where only low-intensity "good" candidates would be allowed to stand for election. If you look at the type of democracy that the United States enjoy, you come across Ethiopia. The U.S. government has provided $ 983 million to countries in the Horn of Africa for the year 2010. That same year, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, in office since 16 years, was reelected with 99.5 percent of the vote! It's even better than Ben Ali! The reality is this: behind their rhetoric in support of the Tunisian people, the Western powers continue to actively support many other Ben Ali in the world.

The United States could not they support other candidates pro-imperialist, but in the eyes of Tunisians, were not associated with the Ben Ali era?

It would be difficult. There is a part of the comprador bourgeoisie which was lésinée by the corrupt system of Ben Ali. But this elite is not strong enough control the popular movement and not enough grounding in the Establishment to win.

The United States had also thought of another strategy: a few months ago, while Ben Ali was still in power, the U.S. ambassador has visited a Communist leader in prison. Officially, a simple observation visit in the framework of respect for human rights. Unofficially, the U.S. anticipated the departure of Ben Ali and wanted to test the waters. Their goal was to get the Communists against the Islamo-nationalists, divide the resistance to imperialism to weaken more. But the Communists Tunisia does not fall into the trap. They are very familiar with the strategy developed by Henry Kissinger in the 80s in the Middle East. They published a very good study on the subject and know they should not take orders from outside or adhere to ideologies manufactured by foreign powers.

Why the U.S. have they abandoned Ben Ali? Had he gone too far in personal enrichment? According to a cable Wikileaks, the U.S. ambassador was very critical of the system of quasi-mafioso Tunisian president, organized corruption are obstacles to investments by foreign companies.

This is not the problem. The United States does not care about corruption. Instead, it is a key element of the system of domination on the U.S. South. In fact, Washington was aware of the internal situation in Tunisia and knew that Ben Ali would not be able to govern. The West must now ensure that the replacement of Ben Ali will continue to defend their interests. The stakes are high. The capitalist crisis is causing serious problems in the West. Besides this, China is getting stronger and now provides more loans than the World Bank and other imperialist powers combined. She even wants to buy a significant portion of the debt of the euro area partly because it has economic interests with European countries, on the other imperialist powers to divide, the EU is historically associated with states USA.

In such a context, the Tunisian people's movement, under the auspices of a revolutionary leadership, could establish an independent government and take advantage of this situation of a multipolar world. The imperialist powers fear that countries that were traditionally under his rule become economically independent, turning also to China. Tunisia could build relationships with the Asian giant to develop its commercial ports. And it would seriously question the concept of the Mediterranean Dialogue, this expansion of NATO to the countries of the Mediterranean that is not a dialogue but a mere instrument of Western domination.

Another country that seems to fear democracy in Tunisia and in the region, Israel. Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said shortly after the fall of Ben Ali that the development of democracy in Arab countries threaten Israel's security. This country often called only democracy in the Middle East, would he be afraid of competition?

Under a democratic facade, Israel is a fascist, apartheid state. In the region, it can not ally with repressive dictatorial states, led by comprador bourgeoisie that weaken the body of the Arab nation. Currently, these Arab states are rich countries inhabited by poor people. But if a democratic government in the full sense of the term emerges, it will increase economically the Arab nation as a whole. And this economic development will lead to an alliance of Arab countries against the state racist oppressing the Palestinians. Israel fears this course.

Moreover, there is a very big gap between the official positions of Arab dictatorships and the popular sentiment about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since Egyptian President Sadat visited Israel in 1977, Egypt's position is "we want peace." But it is a position imposed by force to the population. And the current Egyptian government is not content to maintain peaceful relations with Tel Aviv. It participates actively in the strangulation of Gaza, while the majority of Egyptians in solidarity with Palestinians.

It's the same alignment of Arab dictatorships on Washington politics. Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are allies of the United States while the populations of these countries are anti-imperialists. I was in Egypt when Muntadhar al-Zaidi, a journalist in Iraq, threw his shoes on George W. Bush. The Egyptian population was celebrated as a hero. I heard of fathers wanting to marry their daughter with the reporter. Still, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is one of the most faithful allies of Washington.

Do you think the revolution Tunisia a domino effect could cause the downfall of other dictatorships in the Arab world?

70% of the population in Arab countries is less than thirty years and knows that unemployment, police repression and corruption. But all these young people want to live. And to live, they need change. This is the reality of each country. It is therefore not even need a domino effect, the objective conditions are ripe for further revolutions erupt.

People no longer want to live as before. But for their part, the ruling classes are they unable to govern as before?

course. And we see in Egypt today. There are police everywhere in this country. But it is impossible to control everything. A state police has its limitations and the Arab world have reached.

Furthermore, information plays a very important role today. Tunisians, Egyptians and peoples of the Third World are better informed through Al-Jazeera as part of an Internet and social networks on the other. The evolution of information technology has increased the level of education and consciousness of people. The people no longer a mass of illiterate peasants. You have a lot of very smart young people, with a certain practical sense, able to circumvent censorship and of mobilizing the Internet.

there in these countries the opposition forces can guide the popular revolutions?

Why Punishment is so important if these dictators were not in danger? Why the comprador bourgeoisie, so greedy, she would spend so much money in the repressive apparatus if she was not afraid to be reversed? If there was no opposition, all this would not be necessary.

the side of Western observers, many fear that the collapse of these regimes Arab favors the rise of Islamism. As summarized so finely Christophe Barbier, editor of L'Express, "Ben Ali is better than the bearded." These fears proved on of Islamism are they based?

Islamism became the condom of imperialism. Western powers justify their strategy of domination in the Arab-Muslim world under the guise of fighting against Islam. There are Islamists everywhere today. Soon, we shall find even traces of Al-Qaeda on Mars if it is useful to the imperialists!

In reality, the West has always needed to invent an enemy to justify its hegemonic designs and incredible military spending (financed by taxpayers). After the fall of the Soviet Union and the demise of the communist enemy is Islam and Al Qaeda who have played the roles of villains villains.

But the West has no problem with Islamism. It adapts very well to this trend in countries like Saudi Arabia. Moreover, he himself fostered the rise of Islamist movements to counter the Arab nationalism at a time. The real problem for the West is anti-imperialism. That's why he tries to discredit any popular movement in the Arab world who is opposed to its interests by affixing the label "Islamist."

Finally, it should not be very smart to think that the Arab dictatorships are bulwarks against the rise of religious fanaticism. Instead, these repressive regimes have led some of the population to be radicalized. Who could afford to say that such and such people have no right to democracy? In a truly democratic country, different political forces may emerge. But the bourgeoisie comprador ruling in the Arab dictatorships can not convince people. She can not even face to face. To defend the imperialist interests, you must prevent other political forces to emerge because they are likely to convince the people against a corrupt elite. The West has always sought to maintain dictatorships that served its interests by waving the specter of Islamism. But the Arab peoples need democracy. They claim it today and nobody can not go against these claims.

Source: www.michelcollon.info
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Lures & Revolutions

What happens in the Maghreb, Egypt is probably a prelude, predators waiting for their time: these insurgencies are for them, as once were the struggles of American countries South, a field of experimentation. Become cumbersome, the Ben Ali Mubarak and other (member of the International Socialist! As DSK, as Ségolène!) Will be replaced by Democrats on their own blessed by the IMF and technocrats dismal. As we will rely on the current economic system will not change anything in depth because it is the source of deadly disturbances of humanity as a whole.

All cases we defend not they come here? Address the profound evil does he not return to drastically change my lifestyle? Give yourself the luxury of denying that the neighbors poor, hitherto ignored, can live decently. Solidarity that is shared, like bread, like a handshake, like a poem, like ideas and wealth too. Let's start by sweeping our doorstep. Globalization? I felt like an illusion, an ideology of standardization and formatting of the masses. An insurgency is not a revolution: the first is the result of a situation had become intolerable while the second, in essence, is the long term, by mobilizing more than the civic conscience which should be central to any process and any political action. The game of global governance that is taking place is to discredit political thought (which has nothing to do with an ideological construct). Let us not forget that capitalism is the result of an ideology (with its strategies, policy makers and police), and in this respect is comparable to Stalinism which was only a state capitalism totalitarian. And this is capitalism, we do not too worried, is not it, when rampant in the Arab and African held an iron fist by dictators orders of multinational corporations, guided by foreign secret services. Dream holiday in Hammamet Marrakech or for a nominal price, which in the wings, has a price in human lives.

unbridled consumption, a synonym for huge profits, which suck the vast majority of people, today revealed its limitations and the risks it is incurring imminent future generations. Market forces, as we bombard the singers of the single thought, were only dressing a hateful ideology has continued to crush the living beauty of the values common to all cultures.

" That the Earth is pretty " said the poet Armand Robin, "No need also flowers!"


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Ordinarily, being a member of the House of Representatives is one of the safest jobs in America. With the advantages of free mailings, free travel and political action committee money, 96.7 percent of incumbents were re-elected in 1996, 1998 and 2...
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WILKERSON: “It means everything for us. It means public safety for the future of other people. Nothing will bring back our children. But it is common sense, public safety, should have been done along time ago, such an exciting day yesterday that this has passed and we hope it passes the Senate.”
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(CNSNews.com) – During a conference call on Friday, conservative leaders from organizations including the Tea Party Patriots, Club for Growth, and ForAmerica, as well as former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), demanded that Republicans in Congress completely repeal the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. “It is important to remember that our current situationContinue reading
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The elites have convinced themselves that Trump is the idiot when in reality they themselves are, and always have been, as their policies have never worked because they’re only designed to hurt America. These people are so stupid that they still can’t figure out that anti-American policies leave you with an America that isn’t doingContinue reading
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SANTO DOMINGO. Frandiel Gómez conquistó la medalla de oro en clavado en los Campeonatos de la Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Natación que se celebran en Trinidad y Tobago.

Con su actuación, Gómez, quien cuenta con el respaldo del Grupo Creso, logró su clasificación a los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe que tendrán lugar el próximo año en Barranquilla, Colombia.

El segundo lugar quedó en manos del también dominicano David Calderón.

Tras las respectivas actuaciones de los clavadistas quisqueyanos, ahora la mirada está puesta en el mundial de natación que se llevará a cabo en el mes de julio en Hungría.

Los Campeonatos Centroamericanos y del Caribe de Natación reparten boletos para la cita Centroamericana del próximo año en las modalidades de natación, polo acuático, nado sincronizado, clavados y aguas abiertas.


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Zonder dat de vakantie is begonnen ben ik nu al klaar met D-Reizen haar service. Ik heb bij het boeken zeer duidelijk gemeld dat wij de hoofdsom van de reis willen betalen met American Express dit omdat we dan goed verzekerd zijn en we dit al jaren zo doen. Ten tijde van dit telefoon gesprek heeft niemand ons verteld dat er belachelijke kosten bij komen als je boekt met een CC of Amex! Als je dit vergelijkt met de Duitse touroperators die wel service verlenen dan zit het er gewoon bij in en die zijn doorgaans honderden zo niet duizenden euro's goedkoper. Ik zeg alle NL moeten even kijken op 12FLY. Kortom ik ben ontevreden over deze waardeloze service en wil het belang van de klantgroep die met de CC betaald graag onder de aandacht brengen. Stop met deze onzin en kom niet met het verhaal dat jullie kosten maken op de CC dat weet de hele wereld. Enig idee wat ik voor die kaart betaal?


          The State of American Federalism 2016–2017: Policy Reversals and Partisan Perspectives on Intergovernmental Relations   
Abstract
Unified Republican Party control of the federal government after the 2016 election brought a reversal of several Obama administration policies, especially those adopted via executive and administrative action in areas such as immigration, energy, the environment, and LGBT rights. The 2016 election also prompted a reversal of partisan perspectives with respect to federal-state relations, as Republicans in Washington moved to preempt state discretion in various areas, whereas Democrats in state capitols challenged the legality of presidential actions and resisted federal efforts to constrain state and local discretion. In this essay, we discuss these themes through an analysis of developments in 2016 and early 2017 regarding health care, immigration, education, marijuana, and energy and environmental policy. We also consider key U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the contours of state policymaking.

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          The Clarke Boland Big Band is "All Smiles"   
© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


Georges Paczynski, the author of the immensely important, Une Histoire de la Batterie de Jazz, which won the “Prix Charles Delauney 2000,” offered this succinct, background information about the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band:

“The C.B.B.B. - The Clarke Boland Big Band - was formed in 1962 through the efforts of Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke. The pianist and the drummer wanted lo form a European orchestra whose sound would be instantly recognizable.

After recording in Cologne on May 18 and 19, 1961. with a smaller group - Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland (The Golden Eight) - the two leaders decided to put together a bigger band, and on December 13. 1961, the recording of Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland ("Jazz is Universal") took place. Among the thirteen musicians were the future mainstays of the band: the American trumpeter Benny Bailey, the English alto sax player Derek Humble, and the trombone player from Sweden, Aake Persson. After the success of this disc, the decision was made to increase the band even further; on January 25. 26 and 27. 1963 the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band recorded in Cologne with 21 musicians. Throughout its career, the band never included less than 12 nationalities.

The personalities of the two leaders. Kenny and Francy. were directly opposite of those of the legendary big band leaders, iron-fisted megalomaniacs like Buddy Rich or Benny Goodman. Not only did Francy write the arrangements for a given instrument, but in thinking of a particular musician in the band, and composed according to the sound, phrasing and style of the individual. Team spirit reigned in the C.B.B.B. Each musician was aware of his importance in creating a good ensemble sound.

The name of Kenny Clarke is definitively associated with the birth of bop drumming. Following in the footsteps of Jo Jones and Sidney Catlett. it is to him that we owe the fact that still today the rhythm is played on the ride cymbal, with snare drum/bass drum punctuations. Jazz lovers see Kenny primarily as a small group drummer, forgetting that he was also a great big band drummer [check out Kenny’s playing in Dizzy Gillespie’s first big band in the 1940’s].

Drummer/leaders have existed from the earliest times in jazz. After "Papa Jack" Laine. there were Ben Pollack. Chick Webb, Gene Krupa. Buddy Rich, Don Lamond. Mel Lewis... the list (and the beat) goes on. The C.B.B.B. is situated in the grand traditions of the big bands. The basic musical concept was of a rhythmic foundation on which the entire orchestra reposed. Here the role of the drummer is clearly vital; along with the bassist, he plays throughout the piece, and is both accompanist and soloist.

But this key role is not without its disadvantages; the drummer has incomparably less freedom than in a small group. He has to memorize the arrangement, playing strictly what has already been laid down, while still leaving room for improvised fills. Some famous drummers have never succeeded in imposing such discipline on themselves. Others have adapted magnificently to it. Such was the case with Kenny, who was able to play with what I will call "controlled madness". In the big band, he played with a big band drummer's phrasing - unlike, for example. Mel Lewis, who in a big band setting performed with exactly the same vocabulary as in a quartet. ...

Running a big band poses all kinds of difficulties, financial and organizational among others. The C.B.B.B. lasted 11 years, and broke up in 1973. It was in no sense a revolutionary band, but there was within it a fundamental and precious element: an intense love of playing. Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke had the great merit of believing that the formation of a European jazz orchestra was possible, despite the supposedly insurmountable obstacles. They believed... and they were right... and we now reap the benefit.”

Georges overview of the Clarke Boland Big Band - known to its many fans as the CBBB - assumes a new relevance with the CD reissue with enhanced audio quality of one of its later recordings on MPS - The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - “ALL SMILES."


Mike Bloom Media Relations PROMOTION SHEET offers the following details:


RELEASE DATE: June 23rd 2017

Artist: The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
Title: ALL SMILES
Artists: Trumpets: B. Bailey, I. Sulieman, J. Deuchar, S.
Gray Trombones: A. Persson, N. Peck, E. v. Lier
Saxophones: D. Humble, J. Griffin, R. Scott, T. Coe, S.
Shihab Piano: F. Boland Bass: J. Woode Drums: K. Clarke
Vibes: D. Pike

Format: 1CD- Digipac
Cat. No.: 0211956MSW
PPD:7,49EUR~PC:ACR
Barcode: 4029759119562

TRACKLIST
1. Let's Face The Music And Dance - 3:23
2. I'm All Smiles-3:25
3. You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 3:03
4. I'm Glad There Is You-3:29
5. Get Out Of Town-4:47
6. By Strauss-3:35
7. When Your Lover Has Gone - 4:16
8. GLoria-4:21
9. Sweet And Lovely - 3:36
10. High School Cadets - 2:05


ABOUT THIS RECORD - by Stefan Franzen [translated by Martin Cook]

“Without ever making concessions to the trend of the moment, the Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band was the embodiment of the timeless art of the jazz orchestra. Its play was proof positive that a jazz big band compiled of top-flite musicians from both sides of the Atlantic could take off and soar. Regarded as the most important big band outside of the US, this bi-continental orchestra recorded over two dozen albums, close to a third of these under the SABA and MRS labels. Recorded in May, 1968, All Smiles was one of the Bands highpoints. The album exhibits a style that became synonymous with this US-European enterprise: it not only swung it was the perfect vehicle for Bolands sophisticated modern arrangements. Trumpeters Benny Bailey and Idrees Sulieman, saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott, as well as special guest vibraphonist Dave Pike are some of the jazz giants among the soloists in this 17-man combo who turn out some masterly short portraits. From the fleet-footed waltz I’m All Smiles to the bluesy party piece, By Strauss and the sensuous theme from Gloria, the journey continues on through to the furious John Phillip Sousa finale, High School Cadets. Preferring varicolored intricacy over massive walls of sound, The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band stood up against the constant flow of momentary fads, remaining true to the inventive tradition of the great big bands.”

Original Liner Notes - by Manfred Miller

[Warning these have some syntactical and grammatical challenges for native speakers of English. I decided to represent them in their original translation as I do not speak enough German to attempt my own.]

The one window is open. Hubbub comes up from the street and into the room that is in Cologne's elegant Hohe Strasse/High Street (no thoroughfare!) on the first floor above the branch of some bank. The large, plain writing-table hides itself under paper. Telegrams, notes, contracts, excerpts pile up to several layers. Two of the three phones at least are constantly in operation. On the second table, in a corner, there, too, is scarcely a spot left for an ash-tray. Sheets of notes, a bunch of newspapers, at least ten tape boxes. If a film chose to feature a manager's office like that everybody would laugh at the cliche of overburdening.

The man who hired this room does work hard. It is not that sort of work, however, which the German treasury of proverbs has always rated higher than fun. The man offers his latest product music. Powerfully swinging, precise, intelligent music, music that interests head and feet and everything in between. “All Smiles" is going to be the title of the new Clarke-Boland Big Band album. The man has to shout to make that understood. The two loudspeakers are turned on to the limits of their capacity. The one window is still open...

Gigi Campi never listens to his tapes quietly. An American trombonist, who for some time belonged to the CBBB, once complained. "Funny band. No dynamics", to the protest of his colleague Nat Peck "Yes there are! One is loud, the other is louder..." An exaggerated sentence, no doubt. Yet like every good exaggeration it catches some truth. The CBBB does not play for self-forgetting, absorbed listeners. If it provokes self-forgetfulness, it is that of rhythmical ecstasy. The CBBB does not know the charms of the morbid. This is hopelessly sound and optimistic music. All Smiles.

The Clarke-Boland guys stand for Ellington's fundamental truth: "It don't mean a thing..." It is not by chance that this band plays with two drummers - as if Klook Clarke alone were not a deuce of a swinger. Once his near namemate Kenny Clare acted as a substitute for Clarke who was prevented from making a date. The Clarke indemnification thrilled the band, he was invited to the next session. Klook personally persuaded the English studio musician to become a constant member with the CBBB - as a percussionist.

"Then there was one number", Clare reports, "a Turkish march thing on which I played snare drum. On the playback it sounded pretty good together, just like one drummer. There were some talks. The next time would I bring my drums along, too? Let's see, if it works with both of us playing together. It worked."

Indeed, Clarke and Clare together play like one musician; only that one musician alone could never realise all they play together. Clare: "There are many who would like to get that springy kind of beat Klook gets. I would, too. When I'm with him I can play that way without even thinking about it. As soon as I'm away from him I can't do it anymore. Strange. I have yet to figure it out." Whatsoever may be the key to this secret - the result is a fabulous co-ordination of the two drummers. The first piece - LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE - is an example of this. The fills Klook on the snare drum (for stereo listeners left channel) and Clare on the bass drum do in concert seem as if sprung up from one and the same feeling; and a swinging feeling into the bargain.

It would be wrong, however, to list the CBBB simply under the rubric "powerhouse.” The co-leader, arranger, and pianist Francy Boland has too many ideas for that. You will never catch upon Boland copying simple riffs nor - as the legend goes - exercising. SWEET AND LOVELY forces out of the standard melody continually fresh versions, new harmonic nuances and shades of sound, variations in a strict sense (into which Johnny Griffin excellently joins with a concentrated solo citing motives from the theme once and again): that is - also - an intellectual delight. As the British musical journalist Kenny Graham noted, Francy Boland does not care for trends. Harmonically scored choruses for the reed section have become rare in jazz. Yet Francy dedicates an entire number to the saxophones and with numbers such as YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM, GET OUT OF TOWN and WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE shows what other arrangers do not care to miss.

Certainly who besides Boland disposes of such a reed section? The musicians of the CBBB do not know a comparison to Derek Humble's lead alto that is relaxed and vigorous at once, and ever riding the tip of the beat wave - they give a tired shrug even to the most renowned names. Each of the three tenor saxophonists takes a fine solo - "Li'l Giant" Griffin justifies his nickname time and again. Ronnie Scott blows a virile and straight solo in Gershwin's homage to the king of waltz BY STRAUSS. Tony Coe tells of Dame GLORIA'S merits with rhapsodic vehemence (,,a masterpiece", says Gigi Campi): and Sahib Shihab, who in the Barbara-Streisand-title I'M ALL SMILES solos on flute, is “the outstanding baritone saxophonist of modern jazz" according to Joachim Ernst Berendt. Each of the five reed men is himself a star with a distinguished style of his own, and yet jointly they make up a homogenous and disciplined section. Whosoever generated the rumour that precision and musical temperament were exclusive to one another; he has to be refuted by these five musicians.

And the same applies to the other sections. Benny Bailey, the brilliant, willful lead trumpeter, blows the delicately musical flugelhorn solo in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU. Cole Porter's GET OUT OF TOWN is meant for Jimmy Deuchar's elegant trumpet and for Ake Persson's powerful trombone-Idrees Sulieman, who in the Clarke-Boland combos mostly comes out with untamed attacca and splendid bop phrases, shows off a different side now: a simple melodic lead and a warm tone in LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE and in the standard ballad of WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE, from which he chooses the first few bars to set out a well-controlled improvisation that does not waste a note.

To those who are still in the dark the Sousa-march HIGH SCHOOL CADETS tells what is the matter with the CBBB. That drives on straight away like - well, no: a steam roller is not likely to go so easily at 250 km/h. You had better not try to sit still to these pieces: Let's face the music and dance. Still one thing to tell you: perhaps you really ought to shut that window now.”

TO EVERY AGE ITS SOUND by Dirk Sommer, reissue producer [Translated by Martin Cook]

Yes, we have worked on the sound of the music that was stored on tapes, some of which are over 40 years old, before they were transferred to the lacquers that are used for the vinyl record production. In the music business this is commonly known as remastering. However, it says nothing about how intensively and with what a sense of purpose mastering engineer Christoph Stickel and I have worked on modifying and improving the sound of the original tapes. Of course as with any LP that appears in the triple-a-series, all the procedures took place using only the finest analogue equipment. As the headline - modeled after the Vienna Secession movement's motto: 'to every age its art' - already indicates, every period has its own typical sound esthetic. We felt that fitting the MPS records to the way recordings sound today would be a sort of sacrilege. As a result, we have simply redressed a couple of traces of aging as well as small inconsistencies in the sound that, because of the technological limitations of that time, were not optimally dealt with on the original recordings. So enjoy some of the most exciting jazz albums of the 1970's and 80's the way they originally sounded - despite or because of our remasterings!”

The following video features the CBBB on Get Out of Town:



          - Interview d'Aaron Russo sur les confidences de N.Rockefeller   


Aaron Russo (14 février 1943, New York - 24 août 2007) était un producteur et réalisateur américain de films, basé à Hollywood.

Russo a notamment été le manager de Bette Midler entre 1972 et 1979. Durant sa carrière cinématographique, il a produit des acteurs tels que Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd dans Trading Places, qui deviendra pour le public un des classiques de Noël. Il réunira Nick Nolte, Morgan Freeman et Ralph Macchio dans Teachers. Il a reçu un Grammy, un Tony et un Emmy pour OL' Red Hair is Back en 1978.

Son dernier documentaire America…From Freedom To Fascism, sorti en 2006, dénonce la politique américaine en matière de taxe fédérale sur le revenu et quant au système bancaire fédéral. Selon lui, la politique américaine depuis la création de la Banque Fédérale Américaine, conduit à une restriction croissante des droits des citoyens américains, surtout avec la mise en place des nouvelles lois depuis les attentats du 11 septembre 2001 et de la création de la nouvelle carte d'identité.

Très impliqué dans la vie politique américaine, il s'est présenté aux élections du gouverneur du Nevada en 1998, sous les couleurs du parti Républicain, où il a fini deuxième, avec presque 30% des votes. Membre important du Parti Libertarien américain, il a été candidat de ce parti lors des primaires organisées pour l'élection présidentielle de 2004.

En 2007, dans une interview de Alex Jones, il dénonça le CFR, supporte les théories du complot à propos des attentats du 11 septembre 2001, la guerre contre le terrorisme, ainsi que le plan de domination mondial des sionistes (Rockefeller, etc…).

Il y raconte une discussion tenue entre Nicholas Rockefeller et lui-même 11 mois avant les attentats du 11 septembre 2001, expliquant entre autres les propos tenus par Rockefeller : comment "un évènement allait se produire … et comment à partir de cet évènement nous (les USA) allions envahir l'Afghanistan, construire des pipelines pour amener le pétrole de la mer Caspienne, que nous allions envahir l'Irak pour prendre le contrôle du pétrole au Moyen-Orient et pouvoir nous implanter là-bas et intégrer cette région dans un nouvel ordre mondial et qu'ensuite nous irions nous occuper de Chavez, au Vénézuela ainsi que de l'Iran. Je me rappelle qu'il me disait qu'on verrait des soldats fouiller des grottes à la recherche des responsables, en Afghanistan, au Pakistan et dans toutes ces régions-là. Il y aurait alors une guerre contre le terrorisme où il n'y aurait pas de véritable ennemi. Tout cela ne serait qu'une mystification. Ce serait une façon pour le gouvernement de contrôler les Américains.

Rockefeller lui a aussi affirmé que ses projets pour l'avenir étaient de réduire la population mondiale de moitié et de remplacer la monnaie de papier par des puces sous-cutanées ou seraient stockées toute les informations personnelles de la personne. Tout ceci étant une manière détournée de contrôler ce que Nicholas Rockefeller a désigné comme les "serfs", les "esclaves", en parlant de la population mondiale.
Il évoque aussi l'émancipation des femmes comme étant une duperie. Ce mouvement n'aurait pour finalité rien d'autre que de doubler le nombre de contribuables et de demandeurs d'emploi, mais aussi de réduire l'influence familiale sur chaque enfant, qui finira, par la présence restreinte des parents, par s'attacher plutôt à l'Etat, de façon indirecte.

Il meurt six mois plus tard d'un cancer de la vessie après 6 ans de combat.


          - American teen reverted to Islam   


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          MP timorense pede penas de prisão de oito anos para casal português retido em Díli   


Díli, 27 jun (Lusa) - O Ministério Público timorense pediu hoje oito anos de prisão para os dois portugueses acusados de vários crimes financeiros e retidos em Díli desde outubro de 2014.

Tiago e Fong Fong Guerra foram julgados no Tribunal Distrital de Díli, acusados dos crimes de peculato, branqueamento de capitais e falsificação documental, relacionados com uma transferência de 859.706,30 dólares (792 mil euros), feita em 2011 por um consultor norte-americano para a conta da empresa da arguida.

Nas alegações finais, o Ministério Público pediu a condenação do casal pelos crimes de peculato e branqueamento de capitais e penas de prisão de oito anos cada para um dos dois arguidos, além do pagamento de uma indemnização no valor de 859.706 dólares, com juros desde 2011.

O MP considerou que a pena de prisão pedida era mais baixa do que o suposto porque tinha em conta "circunstâncias atenuantes",incluindo o facto de os arguidos "terem cooperado com a justiça e não terem antecedentes criminais".

O MP pediu a absolvição dos arguidos no caso dos crimes de falsificação documental por considerar que os alegados crimes "já prescreveram", por terem sido cometidos em 2011.

O consultor norte-americano Bobby Boye - que está atualmente preso nos Estados Unidos por defraudar Timor-Leste em 3,5 milhões de dólares (3,2 milhões de euros) -- trabalhou com o Governo timorense na recuperação de impostos devidos ao país por empresas petrolíferas.

Nas suas declarações finais, a procuradora Angelina Saldanha declarou provados todos os factos, com base nos testemunhos e nos documentos constantes no processo.

A magistrada considerou ter sido provada a realização da transferência e o conluio dos arguidos portugueses com o consultor norte-americano para "desviar ilicitamente" fundos que eram devidos ao Estado timorense por impostos cobrados a empresas petrolíferas.

Saldanha disse ter ficado provado que os arguidos "abriram várias contas" para tentar criar "confusão", tendo causado um prejuízo ao Estado de quase um milhão de dólares.

No que se refere ao crime de peculato (que se aplica exclusivamente a funcionários públicos), o MP alegou que Bobby Boye pode ser considerado como tendo sido um funcionário do Estado timorense e que ficou provado a sua ligação aos arguidos.

Assim, disse a procuradora, "os dois arguidos atuaram com Boye para desviar esse dinheiro" e "são assim coparticipantes no crime de peculato" tendo "atuado em conjunto para desviar esses montantes que pertencem ao Estado de Timor-Leste".

O Ministério Público considerou que foi igualmente provado o crime de branqueamento de capitais.

Tiago Guerra foi detido para interrogatório a 18 de outubro de 2014 e ficou preso até 16 de junho de 2015.
Desde então, como a mulher, com Termo de Identidade e Residência (TIR) e impossibilitado de sair do país, tendo o julgamento começado a 28 de fevereiro.

ASP // PJA

Também publicado em TIMOR AGORA 


          PORTUGUESES CÚMPLICES DO GENOCÍDIO EM TIMOR-LESTE | revelado desde 2005   




A revelação de documentos secretos norte-americanos trouxe a verdade à tona sobre acontecimentos ocorridos em 1975 que comprovam a existência de conluio e indiferença de entidades portuguesas (civis e militares) na ocupação selvática levada a cabo por forças militares indonésias ao serviço de Suharto. Também esses traidores portugueses ficaram impunes. Conclui-se após a notícia veiculada pela Lusa em 2005, e que é recomendável não esquecer.

É costume em Portugal (assim como também em outros países) a culpa morrer solteira. Contudo isso não nos impede, em democracia, de recorrer às memórias da história para relembrar aos que são desses tempos mas ignoram e às novas gerações que no caso da invasão de Timor-Leste alguns portugueses têm a sua percentagem de responsabilidades perante o genocídio ocorrido naquele país, assim como a cobardia aviltante e desleixo em entregar de mão-beijada a Pátria de um povo e o próprio povo que Portugal colonizava (sendo por isso responsável).

É evidente que esses portugueses traidores e dignos de chafurdarem em chiqueiro adequado às suas práticas permanecem no secretismo e impunes. Nem a história de Portugal alguma vez fez constar quem são e o que fizeram na abrangência daquele fatídico período. Muito provavelmente alguns (ou todos) ainda foram condecorados por “bons serviços prestados à nação e a bem da nação”. Vómitos, é o que tais energúmenos merecem por tal comportamento. Decerto que inseridos numa componente política e militar. Se bem que certo é que não sabemos exatamente quem desses devemos apontar. A impunidade permite-lhes a opacidade conveniente.

Nem atualmente, mais de 40 anos volvidos, os nomes desses traidores, desses pulhas, e cúmplices dos crimes ocorridos em Timor a partir de 1975, por militares e polícias indonésias, foram divulgados. Passando-se uma esponja pelas responsabilidades e culpabilidades criminosas que lhes cabe.

Em abono da verdade deve ser facto real que na atualidade alguns deles já são ossadas ou pó. Isso não invalida que não seja escrita a história como se deve e que se lhes sejam retiradas condecorações se as tiveram recebido. Ao menos isso. Condecorar traidores é blasfémico para a história de Portugal e ainda muito mais aviltante para as centenas de milhares de vítimas timorenses.

Não são, não foram, os portugueses da plebe que agiram de modo tão sabujo e traidor dos povos timorense e português. Foram especificamente uns quantos, políticos e militares, pela certa. Quem? Quantos? Temos o direito de saber. Não só os portugueses mas também os timorenses interessados na verdade de toda a trama que causou cerca de 250 mil cadáveres timorenses.

Esta é a história pocilgueira de colonizadores cobardes e indiferentes aos destinos nefastos do povo por que se devia sentir e ser responsável. Essa seria a atitude correta e demonstrativa do respeito devido àquele povo. O colonialismo, os negreiros, decidiram ao contrário, cobardamente, com todo o desprezo pelas vidas humanas que então era fácil adivinhar serem varridas da face da terra, do Timor Lorosae. Assim se pode deduzir ao ler a seguir o que consta no jornal Público em 2005. Não só a Indonésia de Suharto é responsável pelo genocídio mas também os EUA e Portugal o são.

MM / AV

DOCUMENTOS SECRETOS | Portugal disse aos EUA que não se oporia à invasão de Timor-Leste

Em Março de 1975, Portugal já tinha informado os Estados Unidos não ser sua intenção resistir a uma possível invasão de Timor-Leste pela Indonésia, revelam documentos secretos divulgados ontem em Washingon. Isto apesar de uma análise militar norte-americana ter concluído que Portugal, com o mínimo de preparativos, tinha a capacidade de "encurralar" os indonésios em Díli, devido à falta de apoio dos timorenses a uma invasão Indonésia e às dificuldades do terreno.

Os documentos mostram a frustração indonésia para com a falta de resposta de Portugal à crescente crise em Timor durante 1975 e ainda a má informação sobre a situação política em Portugal por parte de um proeminente oficial indonésio.

Por outro lado, os memorandos revelam que em Novembro desse mesmo ano o actual ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Timor-leste, José Ramos Horta, contactou desesperadamente a embaixada norte-americana em Sydney, na Austrália, para apelar à " ajuda política e económica à Fretilin" e avisar que a invasão indonésia a Timor-Leste estava "iminente".

Em Março de 1975, Portugal já tinha informado os Estados Unidos não ser sua intenção resistir a uma possível invasão de Timor-Leste pela Indonésia, revelam documentos secretos divulgados ontem em Washingon. Isto apesar de uma análise militar norte-americana ter concluído que Portugal, com o mínimo de preparativos, tinha a capacidade de "encurralar" os indonésios em Díli, devido à falta de apoio dos timorenses a uma invasão Indonésia e às dificuldades do terreno.

Os documentos mostram a frustração indonésia para com a falta de resposta de Portugal à crescente crise em Timor durante 1975 e ainda a má informação sobre a situação política em Portugal por parte de um proeminente oficial indonésio.

Por outro lado, os memorandos revelam que em Novembro desse mesmo ano o actual ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Timor-leste, José Ramos Horta, contactou desesperadamente a embaixada norte-americana em Sydney, na Austrália, para apelar à " ajuda política e económica à Fretilin" e avisar que a invasão indonésia a Timor-Leste estava "iminente".

Esta iniciativa de Ramos Horta foi feita por indicação do Comité Central da Fretilin e, segundo o documento confidencial do Departamento de Estado, o funcionário da embaixada norte-americana que recebeu Ramos Horta "ouviu a exposição sem comentários".

A Indonésia invadiu Timor-Leste em Dezembro de 1975 com conhecimento prévio dos Estados Unidos.

Arquivo de Segurança Nacional dos EUA revela documentos secretos

Os documentos foram dados a conhecer pelo Arquivo de Segurança Nacional (National Security Archive), um centro de estudos que se especializa em tentar angariar e publicar documentos governamentais, muitas vezes secretos.

A organização deu ontem a conhecer 39 documentos até agora secretos sobre os contactos diplomáticos em redor de Timor-Leste após a queda da ditadura em Portugal, que levou à descolonização.

Poucos meses após o 25 de Abril de 1974, o Governo indonésio começou de imediato a sondar os Estados Unidos sobre a posição de Washington quanto a Timor-Leste e a sua possível anexação por parte de Jacarta.

Henry Kissinger foi informado da invasão

Em Dezembro de 1974, um funcionário do Conselho de Segurança Nacional dos EUA enviou um memorando ao então conselheiro de Segurança Nacional, Henry Kissinger, informando-o de que num contacto com o adido de defesa da Indonésia ficou a saber que "o Governo indonésio estaria interessado em saber a atitude norte-americana para com Timor Leste (e, por implicação a nossa reacção à possível tomada de controlo pela Indonésia)".

O funcionário sugere a Kissinger que convide entidades indonésias para conversações sobre essa e outras questões, ao que Kissinger dá sua aprovação com uma assinatura no final do documento por baixo da palavra "aprovado".

Poucos meses depois, em Março de 1975, um memorando "ultra secreto" de três páginas endereçado a Henry Kissinger pelo mesmo funcionário do Conselho de Segurança Nacional avisa que a Indonésia receia que "uma retirada apressada dos portugueses deixará Timor enfraquecida sujeita aos instintos esquerdistas de uns poucos líderes do movimento independentista, líderes que os indonésios receiam serem influenciados por Pequim".

O documento informa estarem a crescer as pressões dentro da Indonésia para uma "acção militar directa". "Temos alguma informação indicando que estão a avançar preparativos para essa acção e uma informação de que Suharto deu ordens para incorporação de Timor português não mais tarde do que Agosto de 1975, pela força se necessário", lê-se no documento. 

"Entidades oficiais portuguesas informaram-nos de que não resistirão a qualquer uso da força por parte da Indonésia," acrescenta o documento, sem dar outros pormenores.

Posição da Austrália era "ambivalente"

O relatório "ultra secreto" descreve a posição da Austrália sobre a possível invasão Indonésia como "ambivalente".

O autor do documento afirma que o Departamento de Estado não sabe "qual a melhor política a seguir", afirmando que o embaixador norte-americano em Jacarta recomendou "uma política de silêncio".

O documento propõe que se o Governo indonésio voltar a inquirir sobre a posição norte-americana, a resposta seja manifestar "a esperança de que qualquer mudança no Timor português seja levada a cabo pacificamente".

Henry Kissinger concorda com esta posição e nesse mesmo mês o consulado dos Estados Unidos em Surabaya enviou um extenso telegrama secreto à embaixada norte-americana em Jacarta alertando para as dificuldades que o Exército Indonésio enfrentaria numa invasão de Timor-leste.

O telegrama é titulado "Estimativa das capacidades militares indonésias " e nele o autor avisa que os timorenses ligam a possível invasão indonésia "às memórias amargas da ocupação japonesa e não deverão fornecer guias ou informação" aos invasores.

"Os portugueses não praticaram o ‘apartheid’ e as relações inter-raciais são excelentes," diz o documento.

"Não existe qualquer possibilidade de simpatia por uma autoridade indonésia entre a elite timorense ou a população em geral," acrescenta o documento, que avisa que sem o apoio da população "operações militares no Timor português seriam um grande peso para as melhores forças armadas do mundo".

O documento faz depois uma análise detalhada do terreno de Timor-Leste, afirmando que, embora com planeamento e preparação Díli, possa ser tomada "por uma força militar capaz", as forças portuguesas, com apoio de organizações locais e com "um mínimo de preparativos defensivos e uns poucos dias de aviso, podem encurralar os indonésios em Díli sem gastarem muito sangue ou munições".

O documento analisa depois praias perto de Díli para um possível desembarque indonésio, concluindo que "a logística e manutenção seriam a chave para uma operação com sucesso contra Timor português e estes aspectos não têm sido no passado os pontos fortes dos indonésios".

"Como é que os portugueses tencionam cumprir as suas responsabilidades"

Em Agosto de 1975, a embaixada dos Estados Unidos em Jacarta enviou um documento "secreto" ao Departamento de Estado a relatar um encontro entre o embaixador dos Estados Unidos e o tenente general Yoga Sugomo, dos serviços secretos indonésios.

Neste encontro, Yoga delineou a situação em Timor-Leste e expressou frustração por não conseguir clarificar "o que o actual Governo português vê como as suas obrigações e responsabilidades no Timor português ou como é que os portugueses tencionam cumprir as suas responsabilidades".

"Yoga disse francamente que o Governo da Indonésia não sabia quem estava no poder em Portugal e não conseguia obter respostas de Lisboa ou de qualquer outra representação diplomática portuguesa em Macau, Hong Kong, Nova Iorque e noutros locais," diz o documento, que relata como o general Yoga considerou os "socialistas" portugueses como "pró-Moscovo" e os "comunistas" como "pró-Pequim".

Quando informado pelo embaixador norte-americano de que "os socialistas portugueses tendem a manter laços ideológicos com os socialistas europeus e não com Moscovo" e sobre como as "tendências" em Portugal eram "vistas como não comunistas e de dificuldades para os comunistas, o general Yoga repetiu meramente que, pelo que sabia, os "socialistas eram pró-Moscovo e os comunistas eram pró-chineses".

Interrogado pelo general indonésio sobre qual a posição dos Estados Unidos para com a situação em Timor-Leste, o embaixador respondeu que, "em primeiro lugar, o Governo dos Estados Unidos não está ansioso por se envolver de qualquer modo no Timor português", sendo o "principal interesse norte-americano o impacto de qualquer mudança no Timor português nas relações dos Estados Unidos com a Indonésia".

"Em segundo lugar, o Governo dos Estados Unidos não tem qualquer objecção à fusão de Timor português com a Indonésia, assumindo que é esse o desejo da população", acrescentou o diplomata, citado no documento.

O embaixador disse que poderia "haver problemas" se houver "uma tomada pela força" avisando que isso poderia pôr em perigo a ajuda militar à Indonésia.

O general indonésio insistiu numa opinião mais clara das autoridades norte-americanas, afirmando que "se daqui a quatro ou cinco anos Timor português for pró-soviético ou pró-chinês, então os problemas não serão só da Indonésia".

O embaixador norte-americano disse que a posição norte-americana não estava "inteiramente dependente do ramo executivo do Governo dos Estados Unidos".

"O ramo executivo pode compreender a situação, mas as suas mãos podem ficar amarradas, pelo que não é possível dizer exactamente qual seria a reacção dos Estados Unidos", disse o embaixador dos Estados Unidos.

No encontro, o general Yoga disse não acreditar que a fusão de Timor-Leste com a Indonésia pudesse angariar mais apoio entre a população timorense porque "só a Apodeti (Associação Popular Democrática de Timor) é que apoia isso".

O décimo segundo e último assunto

A 5 de Dezembro de 1975, nas vésperas de uma visita do então Presidente Gerald Ford a Jacarta, o Departamento de Estado enviou uma nota "secreta" a Henry Kissinger a mencionar a informação sobre a decisão da Indonésia de invadir Timor entre "6 e 8 de Dezembro".

O documento sugere que - embora seja de esperar que a Indonésia não tome qualquer acção antes da partida de Ford de Jacarta, para evitar um "sério embaraço" - seja enviada uma "mensagem urgente" às autoridades indonésias "pedindo que os indonésios não façam qualquer anúncio e não tomem medidas militares até bem depois da partida do Presidente de Jacarta".

Documentos preparados por Kissinger para o Presidente Ford, para a sua visita a Jacarta, indicam, contudo que para Washington Timor-Leste não era uma prioridade.
A situação em Timor-Leste é apenas o décimo segundo e último assunto do "briefing" ao Presidente norte-americano.

Lusa, em Público | 29 de Novembro de 2005, 12:08

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Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup win has certainly fired up the Auckland infrastructure debate (as if it needed more fuel). Every interested party is now reviewing their wish list trying to figure out whether their pet project could be completed in four years. Rail, roads, houses and water pipes.

The 2021 event (Auckland will also hold the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that year) might be a Godsend for getting even more Auckland infrastructure work on the move (if we can find the labourers needed – don’t mention foreigners!).

But the multiple Mexican stand-offs between the Government, Auckland Council and other parties like Auckland Airport and Watercare need to be resolved. The key in each dispute is who pays for what, when, why and how.

This (rather long) column focuses on two of those stand-offs. Rail to Auckland Airport from the CBD, and cheaper, faster provision of water services for new housing in Auckland – including boosting incentives for cheaper densification. On Rail, there is a simple answer to get things moving if the project would indeed lead to benefits. On water, revised legislation debated in Parliament last week provides some hope.

Rail to the airport

Politicians were quick to jump on the success of ETNZ earlier this week and the expected economic benefits to Auckland from holding the Cup in 2021. The Green Party used the occasion to question the Transport Minister on whether Auckland would have capacity to host the event.

“Will the government start building rail to the airport sooner, if Auckland hosts the next America’s Cup regatta, or will Aucklanders still have to wait 30 years?” Julie Anne Genter asked Simon Bridges.

Bridges’ answers focussed on the current plan of protecting a sole purpose route that will originally be marked out for a busway to the Airport. This showed the government was prioritising the project, he claimed, being careful to add it was difficult to explain what the timeframe could be for progressing to rail. This would be driven by demand and usage numbers, Bridges said.

So why not just kick-start the project of rail to the airport? If central government were to lead on funding, couldn’t others like the Council be given time to come up with their share? The reason this National-led government isn’t making any firm commitments like this is down to the principle of, whoever benefits should pay.

Steven Joyce, Simon Bridges and other Ministers have in recent months been talking more about the use of value uplift taxes to help fund new projects – rates will be higher in areas that profit from increased transportation links, for example. These could be residential rates paid by homeowners in areas with improved access to the CBD from a new road, which would have boosted the value of their property. They could also be imposed on commercial businesses that benefit from more foot-traffic due to being closer to, say, a new train station.

The government openly admits that a value uplift tax would have been a perfect fit for Auckland’s inner-city rail loop. But, because the loop was announced before Ministers could start spraying the idea around, they feel it would be a bit rude (think a vote-loser) to suddenly turn around and clamp such a tax on business owners close to where the new stations would be, regardless of the economics.

They have to find a project that hasn’t yet started, and which would clearly benefit the areas linked by the project. Penlink has been talked about. I also give you the Airport-City rail link.

However, Bridges and Joyce are engaged in a stand-off with Auckland Airport. ‘If you come to the table, then we will too.’

Auckland Airport would clearly benefit from any rail link with the city. So, Bridges et al are waiting for them to come to the party. If we’re talking light rail – trams – then Dominion Road businesses and residential properties should also benefit in value uplift.

It’s a stand-off though. If the airport argues against paying more because the benefits won’t be that great, then the government can turn around and say, ‘ok well that’s a good argument for not needing to build the new connection’. If the government just starts funding the link itself, then it runs the risk of no-one else coming to the party. They also don't want to be seen starting the project with inclusion of value-uplift taxes that no-one agrees on - that's not the way this government wants to work.

In effect, the sticking point is a matter of principle. It’s a principled Mexican stand-off. Or a prisoners’ dilemma in a low-security prison.

Water pipe dream

The next stand-off is a key component in Auckland’s housing debate. Water pipes. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how the National Cabinet would love to take a swipe at the monopolistic, not-for-profit Watercare in Auckland. They’re getting nearer to it.

The Local Government Amendment Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) was introduced last year by former Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. And boy was it popular. The Local Government Select Committee heard nearly 200 submissions on the Bill. They’ve now reported back with amendments. The Bill received a second reading last week.

The stand-off between local and central government on water pipes can best be summed up by a conversation between media and Local Government New Zealand a few weeks back. A lot of New Zealand’s water pipe infrastructure was put in in the 1960s, we were told. Those pipes had an expected lifetime of 60 years, so we’re heading towards an exponential renewals curve over the next 15 years for assets worth over $100 billion.

A couple of the journalists (including this correspondent) were a tad miffed by this. Did local councils know there was only a 60-year life span? “Yeah, they did,” was the reply. ““The renewals curve is not a surprise. But it’s here, now.”

So why haven’t councils planned over those 60 years to put replacement funds aside? The problem, we were told, was that in the 1960s a lot of the pipes were paid for by central government. Now, technically only local government is on the hook. “Under our current funding model, it’s rates and debt [to pay for it]. The issue becomes, is that a sustainable position? Our view is it is not.”

That’s why local government is calling on central government to agree to a co-funding model for the replacement of water pipes nationwide that are coming to the end of their working life (even though this was all known about for 60 years).

I asked Local Government New Zealand chairman Lawrence Yule whether they’d had any indications from central government that this could be done. He said central government had always indicated a willingness to look at it “but only once you’ve made sure what you’re doing currently is being done as efficiently as it can be.”

It’s a stand-off. Local government is refusing to consider how to fund replacement pipes until central government agrees to a co-funding model. Central government won’t agree to a co-funding model until local government gets its own house in order and ensures water services operations are as efficient as possible.

The issue got to a point where central government decided to try and take the initiative. This is where the Local Government Local Government Act Amendment Bill (No 2) comes in. Central government clearly believes things aren’t being done as efficiently as possible.

The Bill will allow various councils to band together to create Transport and Water Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) to provide services across several local authorities. Scale. It will also give greater scope for re-organisation of CCOs. As now-Local Government Minister Anne Tolley put it in Thursday’s second reading, it provides “an opportunity for the sector to show their local strategic leadership, which may require hard decisions about difficult options in order to secure a positive future for their communities.”

Let’s take Watercare. In its submission on the Bill (co-submitted with Auckland Council), it argued that since its first fully operational year in 2011/12, it has reduced the cost of water delivery to Aucklanders compared the rag-tag pricing run previously by individual councils pre-Super City.

That’s true. The $1.30 per thousand litres was below the range of $1.31-$3.50 encompassing Rodney, North Shore, Waitakere, Auckland, Manukau and Franklin. Job well done. Scale worked. But since then, that cost has risen each year to $1.44 per thousand litres in 2016/17. That’s not what central government (or Auckland residents) wanted to see.

A 2015 Cabinet paper introducing the Amendment Bill reveals what some Cabinet Ministers really wanted to do. The Local Government Minister at the time highlighted the potential benefits of requiring Watercare to have to pay a dividend (“distribute surpluses”) to the Council. This could encourage more efficient pricing of water services and allow it better access to finance.

However, due to the prospect of the move not being supported by “the community,” the idea was not included. Indeed, when the Local Government Select Committee reported the Bill back to the House in June, Section 70 was there prohibiting the distribution of surpluses by water services CCOs.

A pity. There is some exciting stuff in there, though. Central government is aiming to be imposing a number of requirements that I’m told are aimed at drastically changing the way Watercare operates.

The Productivity Commission’s 2016 report, Using Land for Housing, helped. Looking at Watercare from a housing supply lens, the Commission raised a number of concerns and recommendations which will partly be tackled by the Bill.

Firstly, Watercare’s Infrastructure Growth Charges (IGCs) do not recover the full costs of growth (new pipes for new housing), the Commission pointed out. Although initially this could produce benefits for new home buyers not paying the full cost for water infrastructure, deficits will need to be recovered from somewhere. Recovery from existing residents will reduce community acceptance of growth, limiting the supply of infrastructure-enabled land, therefore contributing to higher house prices.

Watercare needed to change how it calculates charges to better reflect the underlying economic costs of supply in different locations and for different types of dwelling, the Commission said. This linked in with criticisms of Watercare’s model of charging flat fees.

“To the extent that certain types of development result in lower infrastructure costs than others, a flat charge will result in a cross-subsidy between different types of dwelling. This might result in a situation in which smaller and more affordable dwellings are cross-subsidising larger standalone dwellings.”

The Bill requires Watercare to shift away from the IGC model to a development contribution model. It has until 30 June 2018 at the latest to figure out how to best make the switch.

Meanwhile, the Commission urged Watercare to consider development agreements, which would enable private developers to take responsibility for building trunk infrastructure. It referenced research that developers may be able to provide infrastructure solutions at lower costs than Watercare, particularly due to ‘over specification’ required by Watercare.

“Watercare notes that development agreements have a range of advantages (eg, they provide a mechanism for bringing in private capital into the provision of public infrastructure) and disadvantages (eg, the time required to prepare and finalise the agreements, especially if more than one developer/landowner is involved). The obligation to consider requests from a developer to enter into development agreements and provide the developer with a written response would not compel Watercare and other CCOs to enter agreements where there are good reasons not to. But a requirement to set out in writing why a development agreement may not proceed would provide clarity and transparency about the reasons for the decision.”

The Bill doesn’t appear to go as far as the Commission would have hoped, but it does provide legislation for Watercare to be able to enter into development agreements.

Finally, the Commission appeared horrified that for both Auckland Transport and Watercare, “supply of infrastructure to support growth is not reflected in either organisation’s performance measures.”

“While the primary accountability documents for Watercare and Auckland Transport (the Statements of Intents) are broadly aligned with the Auckland Plan vision, they do not give effect to the specific objective in the Auckland Plan to increase the city’s supply of new dwellings,” it said.

“Auckland Transport and Watercare’s SOIs should be amended to include performance measures relating to the efficient roll-out of new infrastructure to support an increased supply of new dwellings.

“The regulatory and institutional framework around the water sector can be improved. Discipline and transparency around the pricing of water services, and better performance monitoring, would improve the ability of the water sector to support urban growth,” the Commission said.

The Bill includes provision for Council input on CCO statements of intent and for performance monitoring. Each CCO – ie Watercare – must provide its shareholders the opportunity to influence the direction of the organisation, and must provide a basis for the accountability of the directors to their shareholders for the performance of the organisation.

And that performance monitoring? A local authority must undertake regular performance monitoring to evaluate a CCO’s contribution to the achievement of the authority’s objectives for the organisation, the desired results set out in its SOI and the overall aims and outcomes of the local authority.

What’s yet to be seen, however, is whether the changes would have such an effect as to fix the pending funding crisis for water pipe replacement and extension. I would think not. But with this Bill, central and local government will both be able to tap the argument that councils and their organisations have reached, or will soon reach efficiency limits.

And that’s the trigger for central government coming to the funding party.


          Ayesha McGowan: ‘I Want to be the First Female African-American Professional Cyclist   

Passionate cyclist and racer, Ayesha McGowan, belives representation in cycling is key When we consider women’s cycling, we often shine our focus on the uphill battling for gender equality. Equal pay, fair race conditions, appropriate support and opportunity are but a few of the areas that come under scrutiny when a sexism is discussed in […]

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          What’s Going On For The 4th OF July?   

There will an abundance of activities this long 4th of July weekend including public fireworks shows. In Craig the VFW/American Legion parade will begin at 11 Tuesday morning.  The parade will start at Veterans Hall, formerly the VFW.  The head … Continue reading

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          AFL-CIO Scholarships – Best Union Scholarships On the Market.   
In case you were thinking Unions only served to help employees avoid being fired, think again! The Union Plus Scholarship Program, offered by AFL-CIO America’s Unions, is one of the most sought after scholarships on the market today. The Union Pacific Scholarships aflcio.org “Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.2 […]
          EEUU sale a detener a a padres indocumentados   
El gobierno de Estados Unidos inició una polémica campaña contra la trata que incluye la detención de padres indocumentados y de aquellos que pagan para que sus hijos ingresen de manera clandestina en territorio norteamericano. La medida tiene como objetivo "interrumpir y desmantelar de extremo a extremo los caminos ilícitos utilizados por organizaciones criminales transnacionales y facilitadores de contrabando humano", según aseguró hoy la vocera del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de ...
          JewelrySprite.com   
JewelrySprite.com is an American-owned company which specializes in wholesaling fine and fashion jewelry sourced from various countries around the world.
          Brown Shoe Company   
The Brown Shoe Company is an American footwear wholesaler.
          Comment on An argument from “The Standards of Faith of the United Methodist Church” part 2 by Gary   
In light of this 2017 report, things don't look all bad. http://s3.amazonaws.com/Website_Interpreter/magazine/2017/2017_State_of_the_Church.pdf Sure, there is a 12% drop in membership in North America in 10 years. But there is an overall increase worldwide by 12%. And interestingly, on Paid on Apportionments to All General Funds, 1994-2016* Only 84.4% paid in 1994. But 91.9% paid in 2016. So members must think something is better, or they are just doing better economically. So, the obvious questions to ask directly of the LGBTQ community in the Methodist Church - "What % of members are in the LGBTQ category? What % of those just can't live with the current status quo? What % are so upset, that they just can't accept status quo? What % are satisfied with a civil marriage, and what % just have to have a church wedding? What % are clergy or Bishops?" I would like to see a survey like that taken by this "Way Forward" group. Plenty of time, since they have till 2019 to decide their findings. The survey should be of LGBTQ Methodist members only. NOT the none-LGBQT members. I have a feeling that the majority of very militant advocates of this are either outside advocates (non-UMC), or - excuse the phrase - super liberal, self-perceived do-gooder types, that want to burn the house down to save the "principle" of acceptance of all. This, considering that "all" are already accepted, including taking communion. We are talking only of the expansion of clergy, and gay marriage within the church. Nothing else. I would also like to see a question included in a survey of LGBTQ Methodist members only, that asks, "Eliminating the phrase 'homosexual lifestyle is contrary to Christian teaching' from the BoD, if it results in the breakup of UMC as it currently stands, do you favor or oppose the change?" My guess is that the answers to the survey will only include a small % of the LGBTQ Methodist community that wants to burn the house down to eliminate the phrase. BTW - I still favor gay marriage within UMC, and gay clergy. But not at the expense of destroying a good thing (UMC). I suspect the majority of the gay Methodist may feel the same way. I suspect that the agenda for "change or else", is coming from mostly non-members, or members that are not gay, but think they are on a holy crusade. Either way, I think it would be important to get anonymous survey data from the actual LGBTQ Methodist community, and not just from politically driven "do-gooder" members, and non-members. My 2 cents worth.
          Obama Laments ‘Absence of American Leadership’ Under President Donald Trump   

Former President Barack Obama challenged President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement, describing it as the “absence of American leadership.”
          Phones for Dead People: GAO Report Uncovers Massive Fraud in ‘Obamaphone’ Program   

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals that the infamous “Obamaphone” program, meant to provide low-income Americans phone and internet service, is riddled with waste, fraud, and abuse.
          Exclusive– Seniors Group Files FCC Complaint Against Very Fake News CNN   

The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), the leading conservative seniors' organization in the country, filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday over CNN's reporting on Russian hacking.
          Trump: Kate’s Law and Sanctuary City Votes Present Choice Between Protecting Americans and Shielding Criminal Aliens   
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During Friday’s Weekly Address, President Trump stated Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary For Criminals Act present the choice of, “either vote to save and protect American lives, or vote to shield and comfort criminal aliens who threaten innocent lives – and they’ve been shielded too long.” Transcript as Follows:  “My fellow Americans, This week, I was joined at the White House by American families whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants. Many of these illegal immigrants had extensive criminal records and had been repeatedly deported. Every single one of these deaths was preventable. These beautiful American lives were stolen because our government refused to do its job.  If the government had simply enforced our immigration laws, these Americans would still be alive today. That is why, since the day I took the oath of office, I have been restoring the enforcement of our immigration laws and the protection and defense of our borders. These courageous Americans joined me at the White House to call on Congress to pass two bills that I campaigned on during the election.  If enacted, these bills will save countless Americans lives.  The first bill, Kate’s Law, is named for Kate Steinle, who was killed
          Comment on Look 20 years out by RJW   
Rob, The end of the process probably won't be market rules capitalism because the middle class will be impoverished, but a return to feudalism on the Latin American model. The rich will prosper. Members of the middle class are always easy marks for conservative low tax, small government propaganda, even though they have proportionally, the most to lose. Let's be optimistic, surely America's institutions will prevent it from following that scenario.
          Switching to Ethanol is Easier than Ever   
Switching To Ethanol Is Easier Than Ever Submission by Mario Charnell-Delgado (With some caveats) The Problem Crude oil is not a renewable resource, but for most Americans it’s still the only fuel available to them. It’s no secret that our reliance on oil leaves us dangerously exposed to supply disruptions, which have led to major economic ...more about Switching to Ethanol is Easier than Ever
          Field/Office Engineer - WCD - Kiewit Corporation - British Columbia   
Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment. Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most...
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          Project Engineer - Kiewit Corporation - British Columbia   
Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment. Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most...
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          Caroline Glick on Trump, Israel, and America’s secular Jews   
Caroline Glick has some good news about the Trump administration, and some sobering news about the leaching away of America’s Jews from any sort of meaningful Judaism: Earlier this month Norway, Denmark and Switzerland did something surprising. Norway announced that it was demanding the return of its money from the Palestinian Human Rights and Humanitarian […]
          New visa rules, drones of a different kind, and fat becomes bio-fuel   
The Trump administration tries to clarify its new visa rules after the Supreme Court allows a partial travel ban. Plus, brothers who worked as translators for American forces in Iraq have been trying to get their ailing father to the US, but have run into a lot of red tape. And, "Dinner With Your Muslim Neighbor": A Muslim woman in Michigan is inviting strangers over for dinner to talk about Islam.
          “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order May Lead to New Whistleblower Claims   

President Trump recently signed a new executive order as part of his initiative to give priority to U.S. made goods and companies that hire U.S. citizens in government procurement decisions. This… read more →

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          Client Service Representative - Bank of America - Hialeah, FL   
J) May be required to work Saturdays and/or extended hours. Financial Center Client Service Representative I s FC CSR I are responsible for providing a positive...
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          Wellesley High taps Olympic gold medalist Whitehill as girls’ soccer coach   
Cat Whitehill, who won a gold medal with the women’s soccer team at the 2004 Olympics in Greece and played professionally with the Boston Breakers, has been named as the new girls’ soccer coach at Wellesley High. Whitehill was an All-American defender with the University of North Carolina in the early 2000s, and was collegiate soccer’s […]
          Winston Churchill, Neocon?   
The American right is claiming Churchill as a founding father. But is there really a seamless continuum from Churchill to Reagan to Bush?...
          OUE Skyspace LA & GBK Productions Hosted their Inaugural “Naughty or Nice Giving Event” for the Holiday Season   

For the first annual GBK Holiday ‘Giving’ Lounge, celebrities collected a lavish array of gifts and holiday treats for their charity of choice raising over $200,000. Some of the celebrities included, but certainly were not limited to: Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Madison McLaughlin (Arrow), Doris Margado (Logan), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Akbar Gbaja-Biamila (American Ninja Warrior), Keesha Sharp (Lethal Weapon), Anastasia Baranova (Z Nation), Cerina Vincent (Stuck In The Middle), Lotte Verbeek (Fault in Our Stars), and many more…

(PRWeb December 09, 2016)

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          Pilot Pen & GBK Welcomes Over 8 Emmy Nominees, 33 Nominated Shows and Dozens of Other Guests at their Annual Celebrity Lounge During Emmy Awards’ Weekend   

Celebrity attendees included Nominees: Maisie Williams (WINNER Best Drama Series “Game of Thrones”), Patrika Darbo (WINNER Best Actress in a Short Form Comedy “Acting Dead”), David Schwimmer (WINNER Best Limited Series “American Crime Story”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), Tony Hale (WINNER Best Comedy Series “Veep”), Melora Hardin (“TRANSPARENT”), RuPaul Charles (WINNER Best Outstanding Host “RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Michelle Ang (“Fear The Walking Dead”), Margo Martindale (WINNER Best Guest Actress “The Americans”), stars from the hit series “Black-ish” including Anthony Anderson, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and many more.

(PRWeb September 20, 2016)

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          GBK and LifeCell Partnered Up to Host a Luxurious Gifting Event, Celebrating the Nominees of the 2016 Academy Awards   

Some of the celebrity guests included: Jamie Foxx, Anthony Anderson, Felicity Huffman, Tom Yellin (Nominated for Best Documentary “Cartel Land”), Tanya Mityushina (6 time Sports Illustrated swimsuit model), Elle Mclemore (Grease Live), Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story), Tom McCarthy (Winner – Best Original Screenplay “Spotlight”), and more.

(PRWeb March 01, 2016)

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          GBK Welcomes Over 7 Emmy Nominees, 24 Nominated Shows and Dozens of Other Celebrities at their Annual Gift Lounge During Emmy Awards’ Weekend   

Celebrity attendees included Nominees: Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”), Beau Bridges (“Masters of Sex”), Jeremy Podeswa (Director – “Game of Thrones”), Khandi Alexander (“Scandal”), Richard Cabral (“American Crime”), Tony Hale (Winner – “Veep”), stars from the hit series “Orange is the New Black” including Abigail Savage, Dascha Polanko, Emma Miles, Selenis Leyva and Julie Lake, and many more.

(PRWeb September 22, 2015)

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          Applied Forest Finance Workshop   
Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dr. Brooks Mendell is President and VP of Research at Forisk Consulting.  He has twenty years of consulting, operating, and research experience in forestry, finance and the timber and bioenergy industries.  Dr. Mendell leads Forisk's research and forecasting program.  His experience includes roles in harvest operations and procurement with Weyerhaeuser, in management consulting with Accenture, and as a member of the forestry and finanace faculties at the University of Georgia.  A Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay, Dr. Mendell has published over sixty articles and three books on topics related to timber markets and REITs, forest business and operations, wood bioenergy, and communication skills.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Forestry Association.  He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Forest Finance at the University of Georgia.

All attendees will receive a complimentary edition of Forest Finance Simplified by Dr. Brooks Mendell.

Continuing Education Credits:  Workshop attendees are eligible for 6.5 Cat 1 CFE credits through the Society of American Foresters.


          HOLABIRD WESTERN AMERICANA COLLECTIONS, LLC GEARS UP FOR A MAJOR THREE-DAY AUCTION EVENT, JULY 8th-9th-10th IN RENO, PACKED WITH 1,998 LOTS   

The auction will be held online, via several bidding platforms, and in Holabird’s Reno gallery. RENO, Nev. – Fresh off a two-day, 400-lot antique bottle auction on June 16th and 17th that saw several records fall and grossed more than $120,000, Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC will climb right back in the saddle with an […]

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          Original Antique KICKAPOO INDIAN OIL bottle, Quack Cure from the 1800's - This is the Real Thing by LastChanceAntiques   

49.99 USD

A 5 1/2" tall aqua-colored cylinder-shaped ORIGINAL antique QUACK MEDICINE bottle, this is the REAL THING, an original hand blown antique Indian Quack Cure bottle dating back all the way back to the 1800's.

The bottle is embossed, "HEALY & BIGELOW'S / KICKAPOO / INDIAN OIL".

This is a hand blown into mold (BIM) bottle, ca. 1800's, it is well over 100 years old.

This bottle is in SUPER NICE condition. It has just a trace of wear and have - from age and use. It ABSOLUTELY has NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc.

Back in the day when this bottle was in circulation, the Native American Indian was looked upon with much mystique. Many early-day patent medicine men used them as a symbol to sell their medicines and suggested that their medicines had secret age-old formulas that had been concocted over the centuries by the Native American. This is one of them, Kickapoo Indian Oil, that supposedly had some kind of miraculous healing powers from the ingredients that were extracted from different roots and herbs that the Native American Indians had used for centuries to treat such things, plus a little Indian spiritism added to the allure. This product was probably bottled by a shyster in some eastern industrial center and was a quack cure concoction composed of little more than a medicinal based liquid with flavoring, a high alcohol content, a few herbs and some flavoring sprigs mixed in, and quite probably laced with a narcotic ingredient so that a user really would feel 'cured'. Then it was promoted as containing some secret ancient Native American healing tonic, or in this instance, oil, and marketed as the golden medical discovery of the century, KICKAPOO INDIAN OIL. And there you have it, this is the real thing, the ultimate antique quack bottle

PLEASE do NOT steal my title, description, items specifics, or pictures, etc. Not only is it against Etsy POLICY but more importantly, we worked very hard to research and put all of this info together!


          Barn Theatre to Save Music with WE WILL ROCK YOU   

The hilarious futuristic comedy WE WILL ROCK YOU shakes up the Barn stage July 11 - 23. Based on hit songs by the British rock group Queen, prepare to be thoroughly rocked in this magnifico-o-o- o-o- musical fantasy!

WE WILL ROCK YOU tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where globalization is complete and everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. It's up to a young Galileo, (played by 2nd year apprentice Quinn Moran), who hears in his head the ancient words and melodies from the past, and the cynical yet lovable Scaramouche, (played by Barn favorite Samantha Rickard), to take back the music from the evil globalist corporation, Globalsoft.

Ruling the corporation is the Killer Queen, (portrayed by Barn leading lady Penelope Alex), with the help of her very Orwellian police force, headed by Khashoggi (Barn favorite Eric Parker.) Will the Bohemians overcome the Killer Queen's vice grip over the iPlanet? Featuring many of Queen's greatest hits including Play the Game, Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody and the title track. Experience the music of Queen in a majestically, mad musical!

Having been played in 17 countries and on 6 continents, WE WILL ROCK YOU has seen 12 years of consistent West End performances, and has garnered 14 awards, including the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Popular Show in 2011.

Although the project was workshopped in the mid-90s, it wasn't until 2000 that Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen sat down with Ben Elton to construct an original story. The three felt that this interpretation of the songs played perfect homage to the source of the material and the father of theatrical rock: the late, great Freddie Mercury.

Performances for WE WILL ROCK YOU are Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 5:00 pm

July 11 - 23.

WE WILL ROCK YOU is sponsored by Forensic Fluids. American Sign Language interpreted performance on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 sponsored by Eaton.

About Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre is located on M-96, west of Augusta. Tickets are $37 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under for all performances. Rehearsal Shed reservations can now be made online - day of show. Go to www.barntheatreschool.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Group rates available. Tickets may now be purchased on the internet or on your smart phone via PayPal. To reserve tickets at the Box Office - Call today: (269) 731-4121 ~ open daily 10:00 am-10:00 pm. or visit www.barntheatreschool.org.


          "Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card" Manga Sequel Gets An English Digital Release   
Last summer, in time for the 20th anniversary of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura, a new Clear Card series revisited Ms Kinomoto in her junior high school years


Last summer, in time for the 20th anniversary of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura, a new Clear Card series revisited Ms Kinomoto in her junior high school years. This summer, well today!, the manga arrived in America in digital format. More after the jump.


          "Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle" Delayed to October in the West   
Release was originally planned for September


NIS America will be bringing Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle to the west this year, but they'll be doing so just a little later than planned. Originally set for an early September launch, the bullet-hell battle game will now hit North America on October 10, followed by Europe on October 13. Read on for more.


          Summer Anime "Tsuredure Children" And "Love & Lies" Featured In English Subtitled Previews   
As the summer anime season approaches, the Pacific region has yielded a pair of English subtitled promos for series about to debut


As the summer anime season rapid approaches, the Pacific region has yeilded a pair of English subtitled promos for series about to debut. From Animax Asia comes one for Love & Lies, aka Koi to Uso, which will be in America on Anime Strike via Sentai Filmworks. And, from ANIPLUS Asia comes Tsuredure Children, Studio Gokumi's adaptation of Toshiya Wakabayashi's 4-koma web manga. 


          "Culdcept Revolt" Trailer Shares the Secrets of Successful 'Cepting   
NIS America lines up a new release date for North America and Europe


Following up on an earlier trailer that explored the basic gameplay of Culdcept Revolt, NIS America is back to take the strategies up a notch. The latest video is all about playing to win, breaking down the creature, item, and spell cards that go into making a successful book. 


          Apartamento com 1 quarto e Salas, Minas Gerais, Uberaba, por R$ 800   
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          Apartamento com 1 quarto e Salas, Minas Gerais, Uberaba, por R$ 600   
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Apartamento com otima localizacao, vizinho a UNIUBE, formado de 01 suite com armario, sala, cozinha americana e 01 onda de garagem com portao eletronico. Salas: 1 Dormitorios: 1 Banheiros: 1 Area util: 39 Valor de condominio: R$60 Area servico:...
1 dormitórios 1 banheiros 39 m2 15 R$/m² garagem
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          CARDIAC CATH LAB TECHNOLOGIST / CARDIOVASCULAR TECH   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

ARRT registered cath lab tech needed for Boston. MA license can be obtained easily. 6 labs, will be performing all types of cardiac cath procedures and must have 3 years of cath lab experience. 4x10 day shift.Located in Boston, Massachusetts this 999-bed world-renowned medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Come visit one of America's greatest walking cities! Take in a ball game, visit one of the many historical attractions in the area, take a swan boat tour, or explore one of the many shopping and dining districts in the area. Position: Technologist Specialty/Modality: Cath Lab Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), ARRT-R (Radiography), ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support), State License-Radiology Technologist-Massachusetts Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to imagingjobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 456-5857 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          PHYSICAL THERAPIST - Inpatient Physical Therapy - Casual - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Provides Physical Therapy evaluation, assessment, prognosis, treatment and education as prescribed by qualified medical practitioner in accordance with the Physical Therapy Practice Act and Title 16 requirements.

Required Experience/Specialized Skills: Demonstrated ability to accurately evaluate, assess and treat physical therapy patients. Physical therapy manual therapy skills beneficial. Excellent communication skills both in verbal and written form. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Required Certification/Registration: Licensed as a PT in the State of California. Current BLS Certificate for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training: A/BBS or graduate degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school of physical Therapy.

 

Preferred Experience: Experience as a physical therapist in an outpatient orthopaedic setting preferred.

 

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Job: Rehabilitation

Primary Location : Northern San Diego County-ENCINITAS-SCRIPPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ENCINITAS

Organization : 354 SANTA FE DRIVE

Job Posting :

Benefit status :


          DIR, CHIEF OF MEDICAL PHYSICS - Proton Therapy   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Recruit and train physicists and dosimetrists. Radiation Safety officer for assigned site. Provides and supervises safe clinical care for all patient care treatment.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills:.

MSC in Medical Biophysics/Radiological Physics. Accuracy in all technical/clerical duties, proven successful constant public contact and co-worker courtesy. Manipulation of numbers and complex problem-solving skills. Leadership skills and significant clinical proton beam therapy experience are required. Proven experience in the clinical commissioning process as well as in the early operational phase of a proton therapy center

Required Certification/Registration:

American Board of Radiological Physics in Therapeutic Radiological Physics.

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification:

Board-certified PhD preferred.

 

Keywords: Radiation, Oncology, Dosimetrists, radiation therapy.

 

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Job: Leadership - Clinical

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS PROTON THERAPY CENTER

Organization : 9730 SUMMERS RIDGE ROAD

Job Posting :

Benefit status :


          PT / PHYSICAL THERAPIST   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Amazing SNF is looking for a PT to help cover two of their facilities in Kentucky. The PT will work hours at both the Paducah and Barkley facilities. All levels of experience will be considered for this great opportunity. 40 hour guarantee!!! At the heart of America's inland waterway, this area in Kentucky is engaging with its energy and fascinating history. Come check out the vibrant street of the 19th century architecture and immerse yourself in the rich American heritage and culture. Position: Therapist Specialty/Modality: Physical Therapy Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-Physical Therapist-Kentucky Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to therapyjobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 456-5857 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          SUPERVISOR, MEDICAL CODING - Business Services Admin - Full Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Performs a variety of medical specialty based charge capture and/or coding functions (entering charges, reviewing and resolving coding edits, adding/removing modifiers, validating medical necessity, appropriately selecting the correct codes (ICD9/ICD10, CPT/HCPCS add modifiers), ensuring completeness of clinical documentation supports medical billing, performs partial/full record abstraction of charges and other medical coding or charge capture related duties. Reviews, processes and posts transaction data from patient accounts. Gathers, classifies, tabulates and proofreads financial data. Performs arithmetic calculations. Scans and electronically files documents. Checks items on reports, summarizing and posting the data to designated accounts, performs a variety of other fiscal office duties. Performs regular coding monitoring and educational reviews for providers and coding team to support meeting billing requirements for governmental and commercial payers. Provides timely and accurate updates to key stakeholders relative to coding updates and performance to maintain and/or improve reimbursement. Responsible for assisting with charge reconciliation and charge corrections. Also responsible for reviewing providers who are on continued coding holds (aka Concurrent Coding Reviews). Responsible for assisting with the communication of annual coding updates to providers. Responsible for evaluating patient related coding disputes. Oversees and performs quality audits to assure consistency, accuracy and standardization of procedures and optimizes medical coding. Ensures compliance with policies/procedures and standards coding. Actively involved in improvement efforts, workflow design and validation with input on policies and procedures. Supervises departmental resources effectively. Performs quality audits, providing retraining or action plans as needed to improve accuracy and meet production/patient satisfaction targets. Generates and reviews reports to track performance outcomes, performs root cause analysis to identify performance improvement needs. Works with leadership on process improvement, tracks all efforts and outcomes. Monitors reports to identify additional process improvement opportunities. Assigns work based on staffing levels and work load to optimize productivity and meet department standards. Communicates with customers including clinical and non-clinical staff, physicians and leadership to manage department operations. Provides timely feedback to staff on job performance, improvement or corrective actions as needed. Provides input on and may conduct staff annual performance evaluations. Responsible for keeping abreast of current policies, practices and procedures and provide guidance to staff. Assists in urgent situations requiring immediate decision making. Responsible for assisting/preparing staff schedules and managing coverage arrangements to ensure excellent patient care.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: Requires 4 years coding or charge capture experience in ambulatory or professional fee billing with 2 year experience in utilization of spreadsheets, graphics, power point, analytics and database applications with focus on the performance of charge quality assessments. 2 or more years of supervisor or leadership experience strongly preferred. Requires strong working knowledge of commercial and governmental payor policies. Working experience in the use of medical terminology and Medicare regulatory requirements for coding, billing and reimbursement is required. Familiarity with HIPAA privacy requirements for patient information. Basic understanding of medical ICD9/ICD10 codes, CPT/HCPC codes and modifiers. Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and stay organized. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and customer service skills. Must be detail oriented with the ability to prioritize work. Requires a moderate level of interpersonal and problem solving skills. Knowledgeable on medical coding and billing specific to insurance and reimbursement processes. Must demonstrate the ability to establish/maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, operations and providers. Proficient in preparation and presentation of summary information to provide clear and concise coding monitoring and quality updates to focused groups and finance leadership.

Required Certification/Registration: Requires certification from either Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or a comparable certification from another accredited coding organization.(i.e. Certified Professional Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders).

 

 Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



Job: Access / Business Services

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-LA JOLLA-SCRIPPS MED FOUNDATION ADMINISTRATION

Organization : 10010 CAMPUS POINT DRIVE

Job Posting :

Benefit status :


          SUPV, MEDICAL PHYSICS - Proton Therapy Center - Full-Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Supervise/mentor medical dosimetrists or physicist assistants; perform annual evaluation. Ensures safe treatment in clinical practice and equipment maintenance; assures regulation compliance. Develop and maintain treatment planning guidelines or radiation safety programs. Provide clinical physics support in various radiation therapy procedures. Serve as resource to physicians and other staff members. Collaborates with other team members to improve overall clinical operation. Manage radiation oncology information system. Develops and maintains electronic medical records and treatment procedure guidelines.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: MSc or PhD in Science or Engineering; e.g. Medical Physics, Physics, Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics.

Required Certification/Registration: Board-Certified in American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: Minimum of 8 years working experience in radiation therapy. Proven successful teaching and mentoring experience.

 

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Job: Imaging

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS PROTON THERAPY CENTER

Organization : 9730 SUMMERS RIDGE ROAD

Job Posting :

Benefit status :


          MEDICAL PHYSICIST I - Scripps Proton Center - Full-Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Under the direction of the Chief of Medical Physics at SPTC, the Medical Physicist participates in all aspects of the operations of the physics services, including commissioning, acceptance testing of the equipment, calibration and maintenance of dosimetry and imaging systems, implementing treatment procedures and providing physics consultations in direct patient care activities. Medical Physicist will assist with the training and evaluation of dosimetrists and physicist assistants in the department. Responsible for establishing and maintaining quality assurance, quality control and safety programs in accordance with the standards as determined by regulatory agencies. Responsible and accountable for developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring patient care policies and procedures, standards and performance improvement activities.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: Training and working experience in radiation therapy, accuracy in all technical clerical duties, proven successful constant public contact and co-worker courtesy. Manipulation of numbers and complex problem-solving skills. MSc in Science or Engineering; e.g., Medical Physics, Physics, Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics.

Required Certification/Registration: Board-eligible in American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiological physics.

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification:

 

 

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Job: Imaging

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS PROTON THERAPY CENTER

Organization : 9730 SUMMERS RIDGE ROAD

Job Posting :

Benefit status :


          REGISTERED NURSE - Surgical Acute - Full Time - Night   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Provides direct patient care within the scope of his/her practice. Patient care includes assessment, planning and implementing a plan of care and evaluating patients' progress towards expected outcomes. The RN takes primary responsibility for the patients' care as delivered by the Care Team under his/her supervision. Works collaboratively with other members of the patient care team to ensure optimal patient care.
Experience/Specialized Skills: One (1) year of recent RN Medical Surgical experience in an acute care hospital setting or Long Term Acute (LTAC) setting.  Six (6) months of RN Telemetry experience preferred.  Must be able to speak, read and follow instructions in English. Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to demonstrate positive behaviors.

Required Certification/Registration: Current CA RN License. Current BLS provider certification from American Heart Association.  ACLS & NIHHS certification preferred.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training: Registered nursing degree from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred.


Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: RN - Clinical

Primary Location : Southern San Diego County-CHULA VISTA-SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL CHULA VISTA

Organization : 435 H STREET

Job Posting :

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          Wagner is a ‘Best College for Your Money’   

Wagner College appeared in Money magazine’s third annual ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’ list, a ranking of the top 705 colleges and universities in America, big and small, public and private, Ivy and otherwise

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          Chalet, 4 dormitorios, 2 wc, 600m2, Pepino.   
204000
Se Vende Chalet independiente de 600m² en Urb. El Chaparral (Pepino) La vivienda se distribuye en dos plantas y garaje para dos coches. En la planta baja consta de 3 dormitorios, 2 baños completos, cocina americana abierta al salón-comedor y con...
4 habitaciones 2 baños 600 m² 340 €/m² aire acondicionado cocina piscina calefacción sistema de alarma jardín
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 20:06:47 +0200
          Beyond GLBT Book Month: Don’t Forget GLBTQ Families After June’s Over   

For the last three years, June is GLBT Book Month has been observed by the American Library Association. Libraries of all types from across the country have participated through promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other queer-related literature to people of all ages. In its short history with ALA, GLBT Book Month has already had a large effect in getting GLBTQ books into the hands of our communities. GLBT Book Month is a great time to fill a librarian’s quiver with arrows they can use all year long. Many wonderful people in the LIS community put together book lists and ideas that can be used throughout June to highlight these resources. But don’t just sequester these ideas in the back of your mind and pack up all the rainbows when July 1 rolls around! Taking a moment to focus on a specific kind of literature is good. In the midst...

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          Phase behavior and thermodynamic properties of ionic liquids, ionic liquid mixtures, and ionic liquid solutions   
Rebelo, LPN and Najdanovic-Visak, Vesna and de Azevedo, RG and Esperanca, JMSS and da Ponte, MN and Guedes, HJR and Visak, Zoren P. and de Sousa, HC and Szydlowski, J and Lopes, JNC and Cordeiro, TC (2005) Phase behavior and thermodynamic properties of ionic liquids, ionic liquid mixtures, and ionic liquid solutions. In: Ionic liquids III. ACS Symposium Series . American Chemical Society, Washington, D. C., pp. 270-291. ISBN 0-8412-3893-6
          Multiphase equilibrium in mixtures of [C(4)mim][PF6] with supercritical carbon dioxide, water, and ethanol: Applications in catalysis   
Najdanovic-Visak, Vesna and Serbanovic, A and Esperanca, JMSS and Guedes, HJR and Rebelo, LPN and da Ponte, MN (2005) Multiphase equilibrium in mixtures of [C(4)mim][PF6] with supercritical carbon dioxide, water, and ethanol: Applications in catalysis. In: Ionic liquids III. ACS Symposium Series . American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., pp. 301-310. ISBN 0-8412-3893-6
          Criticality of the [C(4)mim] [BF4] plus water system   
Cerdeirina, CA and Troncoso, [No Value] and Ramos, CP and Romani, L and Najdanovic-Visak, Vesna and Guedes, HJR and Esperanca, JMSS and Visak, ZP and da Ponte, MN and Rebelo, LPN (2005) Criticality of the [C(4)mim] [BF4] plus water system. In: Ionic liquids III : fundamentals, progress, challenges, and opportunities. ACS Symposium Series . American Chemical Society, Washington, D. C., pp. 175-186. ISBN 0-8412-3893-6
          Evidence for lower critical solution behavior in ionic liquid solutions   
Lachwa, Joanna and Szydlowski, Jerzy and Najdanovic-Visak, Vesna and Rebelo, Luis P. N. and Seddon, Kenneth R. and da Ponte, Manuel Nunes and Esperanca, Jose M. S. S. and Guedes, Henrique J. R. (2005) Evidence for lower critical solution behavior in ionic liquid solutions. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127 (18). pp. 6542-6543. ISSN 0002-7863
          Tab Benoit   

American blues guitarist, musician, and singer Tab Benoit offers up two nights of fun at Knuckleheads. On Thursday night, he teams up with the Danielle Nicole band, and then on Friday night he teams up with Mike Zito.

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          Cracker   

Cracker‘s 10th studio effort, the double-album entitled “Berkeley To Bakersfield,” finds this uniquely American band traversing two different sides of the California landscape – the northern Bay area and further down-state in Bakersfield. A new perspective on alternative rock awaits.

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          Apartamento 2 dormitórios em Porto Alegre Centro   
276000
Excelente apartamento 2 dormitórios, cozinha americana com passa pratos, todo reformado ficando semi-mobiliado, sol da tarde. Condomínio com portaria 12 horas e câmera com circuito de monitoramento 24h. Localização privilegiada, excelente para...
2 dormitórios mobiliado reformado
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 11:33:26 -0400
          Casa à venda - em Xangri-Lá   
173000
CASA NOVA INDEPENDENTE DE UM PAVIMENTO NO MELHOR PONTO DO XANGRILA!!! 2 QUARTOS GRANDES, 1 SALA PARA DOIS AMBIENTES, COZINHA ESTILO AMERICANA, BANHEIRO SOCIAL, ÁREA DE SERVIÇO COBERTA E ÁREA PRIVATIVA TOTAL DE 43 M². SALA EM PORCELANATO E QUARTOS...
2 dormitórios 1 banheiros
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 01:56:01 -0400
          B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89   

Direct link to article... [littlegreenfootballs.com]

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B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89.

It was reported on Mr. King's website that he died in his sleep.

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          Intimate Snap of Beckhams   
The advertising campaign that accompanies Intimately Beckham Night was shot by notoriously saucy snapper Terry Richardson, and the pictures – which include daring snatched shots of the couple in a passionate embrace in the bathroom as well as in bed – are even more raunchy than those that featured recently in American glossy W (soft-porn-style snaps featuring them embracing in various states of undress)



          6月30日(金)のつぶやき   

フェイスの写真、辛うじて額の生え際が残ると書いたが、また少しだけと上部を削る。奴等の考え方では、次は僅かでも黒い毛が覗ければいいだろう。元の写真も同様の改ざん。時系列記録。前の愛猫の写真も同様に上部を削られた。

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 02:11

自撮りは魚眼が著しく顔の輪郭の原型が無茶苦茶。顎は極端に小さく鼻の下の人中が長い。BМIで顔をデコボコの変形に見させる。口からの法令線を膨らます、眼が変、黒目が変形、爬虫類型人間じゃあるまいに、二重顎、首筋に長い横線、斜め線…

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 02:11

失礼にも、一体どこから引用した画像? と思っていたが…殺処分の檻の中のネコちゃん…
どこまで腐ってんだ、気違いども、消え失せろ、

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 02:12

睡魔攻撃が五分毎、二分ぐらいで身体に充てて起こす、愉悦にしようとする。声を出しても喫煙でも寝落ち、出力挙げか、部屋が歪んだような圧で揺れミシ(関連の原理は不明)堪らず起ちながら作業、確信犯だろう動体検知が帯電、起ったまま寝落ちで卒倒したら身体危険。時系列記録。

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 02:33

ウエブの記事が少ない。タグが上詰めされるから下方に空白が長い。

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 03:19

カリフォルニア州で多くの小児性愛(人身売買)犯罪者が逮捕された後に、ハリウッド・スターのブラッド・ピットがハリウッドで蔓延している小児性愛犯罪の実態を暴露❗️
tapnewswire.com/2017/06/brad-p…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— やのっち(。・ɜ・)d (@_yanocchi0519) 2017年6月28日 - 21:49

稲田朋美防衛相は憲法違反、公職選挙法違反、自衛隊法違反、いまや「泣いて馬謖を斬れない」安倍晋三首相の「鼎の軽重」が問われている。
◆〔特別情報1〕 安倍晋三首相「四天王」(稲田朋美防衛相、松野博一文部科学相、自民党の下村博文幹事長代行blog.kuruten.jp/itagakieiken/3…

— 板垣英憲マスコミ事務所 (@info82634886) 2017年6月29日 - 03:06

家族ができたそうです♡ 山口県宇部市 猫の里親募集(cs296069)【里親決定】 #拡散希望 #犬 #猫 #里親募集 #アニマルラバー里親募集〈ANIMAL LOVER〉 animal-lover.net/cs296069
朗報

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 03:35

飼い主さんのお迎えありました! 沖縄県 犬の里親募集(ds0079)【募集終了】 #拡散希望 #犬 #猫 #里親募集 #アニマルラバー里親募集〈ANIMAL LOVER〉 animal-lover.net/ds0079
朗報

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 03:36

「お家に帰れました!」山口県 - 犬の里親募集(162007) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/yamaguchi…
朗報

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 03:37

「犬舎満員で超危機的★つぶ...」福岡県 - 犬の里親募集(161352) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/hukuoka/p…
眼がキュート。ミニチュア・ダックスフンドの「つぶらな瞳のDAKSちゃん♀」
室内生活で健康維持が理想なの。

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月26日 - 12:19

「犬舎満員で超危機的★野犬...」福岡県 - 犬の里親募集(151283) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/hukuoka/p…
命の期限。精悍な顔立ち。野犬トラ毛まゆげ君

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月14日 - 18:39

「犬舎満員で超危機的★野犬...」福岡県 - 犬の里親募集(151282) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/hukuoka/p…
命の期限、額にM。勢いよく吹き上げる噴水を持つ男の子。

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月18日 - 13:44

「犬舎満員で超危機的★野犬...」福岡県 - 犬の里親募集(148962) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/hukuoka/p…

野犬茶色君も繋がれ。ハイエナくん里親様決定。

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月16日 - 03:09

「犬舎満員で超危機的★カピ...」福岡県 - 犬の里親募集(159951) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/hukuoka/p…
命の期限。カピカピ爺ちゃん。老犬じゃが、宜しく御頼み申しあげ存じます。

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月14日 - 18:48

屋久島犬。
facebook.com/sagasi.yuukou/…
長崎 No. 9121
animal-net.pref.nagasaki.jp/transfer/dog.p…

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月22日 - 20:18

「 凛々しい女の仔、甘えっ...」愛知県 - 犬の里親募集(160307) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/aichi/pn1…
愛知県。フィラリアを治療中だけど元気です。トイレはお上手。療養しながらハウス生活も、甘えん坊で懐いてくれる

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月16日 - 19:10

拡散希望
#熊本 #八代 #保健所 #犬 #里親募集 #殺処分
○保護期間6/19まで
07100824 雑種♂茶6~10歳
人が好きで触られることも好き。無駄吠えはありませんが散歩中の引っ張りが多少
twitter.com/Sora710MI/stat…

— マタ (@doubutukyushutu) 2017年6月19日 - 13:12

「兄妹で収容されたお茶目な...」岡山県 - 犬の里親募集(158494) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/okayama/p…
朗報

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 03:46

「兄妹で収容された美しい毛...」岡山県 - 犬の里親募集(158490) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/okayama/p…
朗報

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 03:48

「愛嬌たっぷり きら 写真...」岡山県 - 犬の里親募集(158493) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/okayama/p…
倉敷。兄妹の「てら」「そら」は御縁で家族できました。
警戒心のない寝顔や欠伸で人馴れ順調。御持ちしています。

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 04:11

「里親様が決まりました あ...」長崎県 - 犬の里親募集(160248) :: ペットのおうち【月間利用者150万人!】 pet-home.jp/dogs/nagasaki/…
朗報

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 04:16

ボランティアさん引き出し決定。 twitter.com/kousenn853/sta…

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 04:25

高知。超緊急。命の期限。 twitter.com/rinko1225rinko…

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 04:31

hamilton1225hamilton01様。
instagram.com/hamilton1225ha…

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 04:34

中途覚醒、腹刺しで跳ね起きる。腹チクチクは毎日、動体検知の切れ間狙う攻撃。

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 06:13

機械のガーガー音が聞こえた。PC起ち上げるとマックスに明度を眩しくしたが、これか? PCの不調に絡む懸念時系列記録。これ以上の明暗の攻撃、視界、色彩の狂いは限界である。

— ritidon (@kousenn853) 2017年6月30日 - 21:03
          Képeslap matrica amerikai zászló USA új! akció! ritka 1,-Ft VILLÁMÁR: 99,-Ft - Jelenlegi ára: 1 Ft   
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Csak 1, -Ft
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          Telefónica apuesta por el mercado de México   

En su afán por crecer y conquistar nuevos terrenos, Telefónica ha escogido México como próximo destino. A pesar de contar con una competencia fuerte como es el dominio de América Móvil, la multinacional parece haber apostado por el país norteamericano para lograr una fuerte vía de ingresos. Tanto es así que ya solo durante el […]

La entrada Telefónica apuesta por el mercado de México aparece primero en ADSL Ayuda.


          BofA Investment a Windfall for Warren Buffett   
Billionaire Warren Buffett's company is exercising Bank of America Corp. warrants that will work out to a paper profit of $12 billion.

Buffett's firm, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., in 2011 invested $5 billion in the Charlotte, North Carolina-based financial institution.

At the time, BofA's shares were in danger of falling below $6 as investors worried about its ability to meet regulatory capital requirements.



          Yes, California can (stick it to Trump on healthcare) - Los Angeles Times   

Los Angeles Times

Yes, California can (stick it to Trump on healthcare)
Los Angeles Times
Just when Senate Republicans are releasing the details of their Obamacare repeal bill — which would cut billions in Medicaid spending and likely leave millions of Americans with no health insuranceCalifornia lawmakers are mulling a plan to ...


          2nd Shift Supervisor - MAAX - Plymouth, NB   
MAAX Bath Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of bathroom products for the residential housing market in North America and...
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          Tuned to Yesterday #405   
#405, Adventure, Suspense “The Mountain” 3/16/53 CBS, Cavalcade of America “Unsinkable Marblehead” 6/21/43 NBC Red. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Commentary: California can afford universal healthcare - Santa Cruz Sentinel   

The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Commentary: California can afford universal healthcare
Santa Cruz Sentinel
But a single payer plan like SB 562 has many cost-savings built in; among them hugely reducing the administrative costs involved in private insurance and bringing the weight of California to the table when negotiating with drug companies. Access to ...
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          After Defying Trump On Climate Change & Immigration, California Clears Way For Universal Healthcare - Forbes   

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          2018 Hyundai Elantra GT First Drive: 5 things you need to know   
Compact hatchbacks like the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT have never really caught on in America, but it has little to do with their merits. Easy to park, cheap on gas, and remarkably practical, the fickle gods of fashion have long turned their backs on the humble hatch, a state of affairs made all the more ironic by the exploding popularity … Continue reading
          LG X Charge launches on Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service   
LG has launched another phone in the US, this one being the LG X Charge offered through Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile wireless service. The LG X Charge features the largest battery LG offers in a smartphone at 4,500mAh. The phone itself is quite large to match, sporting a 5.5-inch HD display, though the overall specs are modest. Anyone currently getting their … Continue reading
          Scalloped Tote   
I have had this tote for about six weeks, but haven't blogged about it because I feel lukewarm about it. It's a fine tote for the price (retail price is $49), but it's not really a piece that I am eager to wear. It is very room though, which I've at times found useful (it's the rare bag that will fit a beach towel, some snacks--including a party-sized bag of Ruffles, an oversized photobook, a box of tissues, and some drinks: pretty much everything I might need to while away an afternoon by a lake).

But it's now 50% off online (but comes in and out of stock), and finally at a price point where it might be considered a good deal. If you are looking for a cute (scallops!) picnic or beach bag, this is a pretty good option. 

(Related: ASOS also sells a scallop tote that is very reasonably-priced.)
American Eagle Faded Denim Jacket (size XXS; current season here) || J. Crew Shift Dress in Morning Floral (size 000 with straps shortened) || BP. Scalloped Faux Leather Tote in Ivory || STEVEN by Steve Madden Viienna Sandals in Tan Nubuck (size 7; also sold here, here, and here)
And for anyone who is still shopping for practical heeled-strappy sandals (which might be an oxymoron), I highly recommend the STEVEN by Steve Madden Viienna Sandals (also sold here, here, and here). The heels are ~3" tall, but it is a shoe you can wander aimlessly in, unlike the Steve Madden Stecy Sandals (seen here), which make legs look a mile long, but always destroy my feet after a few hours. The Viienna probably won't work for those with wide feet, but should be fine for those with medium-to-slightly-wide width feet. They fit true-to-size for Steve Madden, or about a half size small compared to other mass retailers. If you are between sizes, definitely size up (unless you have narrow feet).
          Trump Takes Aim at Energy R&D Funds   
Exclusive: While boasting of his plans for “American energy dominance,” President Trump is slashing key research projects and ceding much of the renewable energy market to China, notes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall In case you didn’t get the memo,…Read more →
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          Texas Supreme Court Says Married Gay Couples Don’t Have A Right To Spousal Benefits   
"[This] is a warning shot to all LGBTQ Americans that the war on marriage equality is ever-evolving."
          Comment on Driverless Technology May Accelerate Emptying out of Rural America by jerry   
You are correct Chip on the way agriculture is done in such a way to destroy the lands. Sustainable farming can be done without the use of jacking nitrogen into the ground or through many other ways that make the Gulf of Mexico a dead zone. If ranchers were to take a look at rotation grazing, mob grazing is another word for it, they could rejuvenate their pastures to include week reduction. http://onpasture.com/2015/08/31/mob-grazing-with-pat-guptill/ Check it out. Ya gotta work for it though, you just can't expect the cows to figure it out for ya.
          Comment on Driverless Technology May Accelerate Emptying out of Rural America by jerry   
This car has plenty of giddy up, great on gas and protects the sides of the car from dents. Way cool. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3634171/The-ultimate-city-car-Citroen-s-new-Cactus-built-mini-airbumps-doors-stop-drivers-denting-doors.html
          Comment on Driverless Technology May Accelerate Emptying out of Rural America by Porter Lansing   
Clyde ... Negativity bias is when you spend more time thinking about why a new idea or product won't work than you spend figuring out how to make it work. Basically, it's just making the lazy choice. You can do better.
          Comment on Driverless Technology May Accelerate Emptying out of Rural America by clyde   
Like to make a point on these so called autonomous driving cars. One would suppose that big insurance will demand that these cars are safe. If they do they will insist that these cars follow other vehicles at a safe distance. Because of that they will leave a huge but safe gap between them and the next vehicle. So much so that around any of our modern city' human driven unsafe vehicles will pull in in front of them. With the way modern drivers drive I can see the autonomous vehicles coming to a complete stop to avoid following another vehicle too closely! These things aren't going to work!
          My Ideal Stock Report   
So, if I was going to create my own stock report and put what I wanted in it, this is what it would look like right here:

May 10, 2009 - Sunday Evening

The market had a big turnaround Friday to a higher high for the Dow30 and the SP-500 and clears the path for a continued uptrend. The Nasdaq Composite looks like it is taking a rest as technology stocks have been far ahead of the other indices these past weeks. The financials catapulted the Dow and S&P and these two charts look very strong for more likely gains.

At the same time we have euphoria with bullish market conditions that easily gives profits to the lazy investor we cannot ignore the technical indicators that are giving overbought conditions on a short term basis. The VIX-X, Chicago Board of Options Market Volatility Index is a measure of “fear” and this looks like we should have a short term correction that may start this week. Sentimentrader’s Smart money/dumb money index and Telechart’s T2108 chart shows strong overbought conditions and S&P Oscillator shows mild overbought, Investor’s Intelligence is a slower indicator to develop but confirming other indicators. Remember these are short term indicators and will “reset” themselves once we have a short term correction.

We then would look to see if the market is going to have higher highs to resume this uptrend we have been on since March 10th.

REPEAT FROM Thursday Night: This may be a good time to close long positions on this temporary “pop” as we are seeing many stocks showing topping patterns that were once momentum stocks. We use these “early scouts” as indicators that people are starting to take profits on the high fliers.

As you have been reading in this report the last few days that many stocks are getting dangerous to buy long, remain nimble and set tighter trailing stop losses because it would only take 1-2 days of sharp corrections to give up all the long profits we have made recently. Most long positions in the stock list below are now closed as we move mostly to intraday trading (scalping) tomorrow.

The stocks that have been the hottest runs or what could be called momentum stocks, ASH, CIEN, ARO, BIDU, CLF, MEE (and many others we don’t have listed) are going to correct hardest and it is likely that we see some rebound attempt next week but my hunch is that the market will start breaking down and short opportunities with short swings will be very profitable.

So in technical analysis terms, it is possible that today was a key reversal indicator (short term) and that is my personal hunch. We are going into a transitional period where we have few positions and most will likely be now short. You could play part of your opening short positions tomorrow early and add to them as any bounce in the market occurs.

Note the life insurance stocks had a big move up today against the tide because some insurance companies were listed by the Federal Reserve as passing the stress test and not needing additional funding. The whole sector moved up, PRU, MET, HIG, PFG.


The Oil index moved up 4% today to close at $58.67 and is still shadowing the direction of the indices. Moving averages, MACD, OBV, stochastics and price charges are all starting to turn up on this sector, use XOIL as index.

Intermediate Trade Positions: NGS, Natural Gas Services is showing a nice uptrend along with the natural gas ETF, UNG. For 10 ½ months natural gas has experienced a steep drop and this recent rise in the last 8 days is the most significant of all. It is likely to see a little selling in this sector first before higher advances are made. So the best process is to let it run its current run and then pullback before opening a position.

It is good to see the companion sector of oil moving up as well so monitoring XOIL and other oil and gas stocks like XTO, EOG, COG, GMXR, APA, ATPG, CNQ, and SNP would be good to get a feel of the oil and gas sector.


Swing Trades: CMG, Chipotle Mexican Grill has more downside but let it rebound up to $80+ before considering opening a small short position.

MEE rebounded Friday but monitor this as a potential swing short trade assuming it does not make a higher high over last Thursday’s high. It looks a little on the weak side so be prepared to open a small short if it doesn’t move above $23.50 tomorrow.

Potential short swings:

ABG, Asburn Automotive is starting to turn over but still needs another spike down tomorrow to confirm a short candidates. This needs a little more time to convince us that it does to go higher highs before shorting.

ADCT, ADC Telecomm looks like a very good short idea that was opened today and is likely going to break down over the next two weeks. Worth a short position tomorrow.

REPEAT: For aggressive traders or very small position: In the next 4 to 6 weeks, look for GM, General Motors to do a reverse split and watch for opportunity to sell short or work with long put options or selling calls short. This won’t happen for some time. They plan to do a 1 for 100 shares reverse split. That will put the stock at $185 at current pricing and reverse splits are desperation attempts to stay listed on the exchange, usually done by deeply troubled companies financially. This last gasp for air strategy rarely works.

Day Traders/Intraday stock ideas: CMG, Chipotle Mexican Grill swing trade short was covered Friday morning and may give another short opportunity (2nd helping).

MEE, Massey Energy and PCX, Patriot Coal both had excellent scalps, 8.5% for MEE and 11.8% for PCX. Look for a slight pop and a drop but don’t expect for the same big profits as on Friday. These could give both long and short scalps. Intraday trading is pumping out strong profits most every day now and I see that pattern continuing. As usual, look for good intraday trades in GMXR, FSLR, ICE, BLK, CME, BIDU, AMZN, WHR, IPI, POT, MON, MOS, COG, EOG, XTO, AAPL, WFC, JPM, BAC, WFC, JPM, C, and USB or any high volume, high volatility stocks. CSIQ and STP had big short scalps, 9.3% for CSIQ and 10.8% for STP.

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Progress Report: We have had numerous requests for the real-time the Trading Room and we will be more aggressive with the programming of this software. Our first programming attempt last summer was abandoned and more capable programmers are on the task now. We will keep you posted but our estimate is mid June if all goes well. The delivery of information and quality of ideas will be very unique-there won’t be anything like this!

Thoughts: Keep steady, calm, decisive, aggressive. Have no fear and no greed. Keep looking at what to be doing next in a calm manner. Don’t focus on the past or beat yourself up what you did or didn’t do or what you should have done. Just keep playing the next shot, which in this business your next shot could be just sitting on the sideline.

If you have been uncomfortable shorting stocks, which most people are, try to learn this technique, it will be a useful tool in the coming years.

When I list several stocks from the same sector, like the housing industry for example, don’t short all of them unless you are well diversified and it represents a small percentage of your total stock account (in that same account).

Ticker Symbol Type
Notes Target
Open Price Target
Close
Price
GE, General Electric LONG-INT Still acting strong, didn’t turn over; hold if long.
BAC, Bank of Amer NEUTRAL Banks hot on stress test news.
ASH, Ashland LONG-INT Excellent intraday scalp Friday; may give us short soon?
CIEN, Cienna LONG-INT Breaking down; swing trade idea long next week
RS, Reliance Steel LONG-INT No trade idea; DELETE
ARO, Aropostale LONG-INT Could give us long swing trade opp next few days
SWKS, Skyworks LONG-INT No trade idea; DELETE.
RADS, Radiant Sys LONG-SWI Watch & wait, may present short possibility?
AMZN, Amazon LONG-INT No trade idea; stopped Thursday.
BIDU, Baidu LONG-INT Still in uptrend but sold “just in case”
UTX, United Tech LONG-INT Still going up; too dangerous to buy now
AAPL, Apple Cmptr LONG-INT Sell signal Friday.
DIOD, Diodes LONG-INT 2 big down days; watch and wait, possible Swing long.
CMG, Chipotle SHORT-INT Covered short position Friday, might get 2nd helping soon 84 75.50
SMH, Semi ETF LONG-INT Turning over; Nasdaq taking a rest
STP, Suntech SHORT-SWI No trade idea; DELETE
CSIQ, Canadian Sol SHORT-SWI Short swing idea near $10? Very small short position
BCRX, Biocryst SHORT-SWI No trade idea although still breaking down
JPM, JP Morgan LONG-SWI 10.5% move up today, higher high on bank news
RST, Rosetta Stone LONG-INT Look for rebound started Friday.
QCOM, Qualcomm LONG-INT Sell Friday if still long; may present long entry next week
GS, Goldman Sachs LONG-INT Resurged up, resuming uptrend.
GMXR, GMX Res LONG-INT On sidelines, looking for short entry?
CLF, Cliffs Nat’l LONG-INT No position.
MEE, Massey Energy SHORT-SWI Short position opened; hold into next week 23.25 17
RIMM, Research LONG-INT No postion.
IBM, Int’l Bus. Mach LONG-INT Worth small long position 100.500
RTN, Raytheon LONG-INT Bad sell
ADCT, ADC Comm SHORT-SWI Mistyped last report; hold short position 8 6.50






SWI (SWING): 2-7 days INT: Intermediate term position 8 days to several months. Open Price: price paid on opening long position or price sold on short position. Bold notes on table above represent changes from previous day.
Current positions are highlighted in yellow. Green colored lines are next probable positions to consider. Red, take action or watch closely.
IMPORTANT: The notes in this stock list is how I have been writing notes to myself about stocks for 16 years. They are general guidelines as to how I am approaching a particular stock and conditions may change during the next trading day that may cause a change in opinion before the next evening report is written.
Thoughts: Best odds only, be decisive, aggressive, mentally flexible, stay in position size, don’t overtrade and wait a little longer to buy and wait a little longer to sell. You will find that will make you more money on your trades. Trade what you see, not what you hope for. Intermediate and swing trades are really important to have trailing stop losses set.
Don’t trade unless the setup is there for you, then use the charts to tell you when the odds are heavily in your favor. Don’t force anything to work for you, let the setups develop and then take advantage of that. Be patient. Stay in position sizes without letting any intraday trade represent no more than 10-15% of your total account value. As you build your account, your position size percentage should get smaller and smaller to lower your risk.

Have a great day and I’ll talk to you this tomorrow.
Mitch King
www.TradeStocksAmerica.com
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          Made in America: The Bad News and the Good Bad News   
So far, the revival of American manufacturing is more myth than reality. But there are specific policy actions that would help....
          July 2017 Del Air Calendar of Events   
July 2017 Events:
04:  Fourth of July: Happy Birthday America! 
06: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular Meeting Room.  
20: Board Meeting: At Chris Ward’s home
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The Federal Reserve Is A Saboteur – And The “Experts” Are Oblivious
I have written on the subject of the Federal Reserve’s deliberate sabotage of the U.S. economy many times in the past. In fact, I even once referred to the Fed as an “economic suicide bomber.” I still believe the label fits perfectly, and the Fed’s recent actions I think directly confirm my accusations.
Back in 2015, when I predicted that the central bankers would shift gears dramatically into a program of consistent interest rate hikes and that they would begin cutting off stimulus to the U.S. financial sector and more specifically stock markets, almost no one wanted to hear it. The crowd-think at that time was that the Fed would inevitably move to negative interest rates, and that raising rates was simply “impossible.”


Many analysts, even in the liberty movement, quickly adopted this theory without question. Why? Because of a core assumption that is simply false; the assumption that the Federal Reserve’s goal is to maintain the U.S. economy at all costs or at least maintain the illusion that the economy is stable. They assume that the U.S. economy is indispensable to the globalists and that the U.S. dollar is an unassailable tool in their arsenal. Therefore, the Fed would never deliberately undermine the American fiscal structure because without it “they lose their golden goose.”
This is, of course, foolish nonsense.
Since its initial inception from 1913-1916, the Federal Reserve has been responsible for the loss of 98% of the dollar’s buying power. Idiot analysts in the mainstream argue that this statistic is not as bad as it seems because “people have been collecting interest” on their cash while the dollar’s value has been dropping, and this somehow negates or outweighs any losses in purchasing power. These guys are so dumb they don’t even realize the underlying black hole in their own argument.
IF someone put their savings into an account or into treasury bonds and earned interest from the moment the Fed began quickly undermining dollar value way back in 1959, then yes, they MIGHT have offset the loss by collecting interest. However, this argument, insanely, forgets to take into account the many millions of people who were born long after the Fed began its devaluation program. What about the “savers” born in 1980, or 1990? They didn’t have the opportunity to collect interest to offset the losses already created by the Fed. They were born into an economy where saving is inherently more difficult because a person must work much harder to save the same amount of capital that their parents saved, not to mention purchase the same items their parents enjoyed, such as a home or a car.
Over the decades, the Fed has made it nearly impossible for households with one wage earner to support a family. Today, men and women who should be in the prime of their careers and starting families are for the first time in 130 years more likely to be living at home with their parents than any other living arrangement.
People are more likely to be living with their parents now than back during time periods in which young people actually wanted to stay close to their parents to take care of them. That is to say, most young people are stuck at home because they can’t afford to do anything else, not because they necessarily want to be there.
This is almost entirely a symptom of central bank devaluation of the currency and its purchasing potential. The degradation of the American wage earner since the Fed fiat machine began killing the greenback is clear as day.
The Fed is also responsible for almost every single major economic downturn since it was established. As I have noted in the past, Ben Bernanke openly admitted that the Fed was the root cause of the prolonged economic carnage during the Great Depression on Nov. 8, 2002, in a speech given at “A Conference to Honor Milton Friedman … On the Occasion of His 90th Birthday:”
“In short, according to Friedman and Schwartz, because of institutional changes and misguided doctrines, the banking panics of the Great Contraction were much more severe and widespread than would have normally occurred during a downturn.
Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.”
Bernanke is referring in part to the Fed’s program of raising interest rates into an economic downturn, exacerbating the situation in the early 1930’s and making the system highly unstable. He lies and says the Fed “won’t do it again;” they are doing it RIGHT NOW.
The Fed was the core instigator behind the credit and derivatives bubble that led to the crash in 2008, a crash that has caused depression-like conditions in America that we are still to this day dealing with. Through artificially low interest rates and in partnership with sectors of government, poor lending standards were highly incentivised and a massive debt trap was created. Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan publicly admitted in an interview that the central bank KNEW an irrational bubble had formed, but claims they assumed the negative factors would “wash out.”
Yet again, a Fed chairman admits that they either knew about or caused a major financial crisis. So we are left two possible conclusions — they were too stupid to speak up and intervene, or, they wanted these disasters to occur.
Today, we are faced with two more brewing bubble catastrophes engineered by the Fed: The stock market bubble and the dollar/treasury bond bubble.
The stock market bubble is rather obvious and openly admitted at this point. As the former head of the Federal Reserve Dallas branch, Richard Fisher, admitted in an interview with CNBC, the U.S. central bank in particular has made its business the manipulation of the stock market to the upside since 2009:
“What the Fed did — and I was part of that group — is we front-loaded a tremendous market rally, starting in 2009.
It’s sort of what I call the “reverse Whimpy factor” — give me two hamburgers today for one tomorrow.”
Fisher went on to hint at his very reserved view of the impending danger:
“I was warning my colleagues, Don’t go wobbly if we have a 10 to 20 percent correction at some point… Everybody you talk to… has been warning that these markets are heavily priced.” [In reference to interest rate hikes]
The Fed “front-loaded” the incredible bull market rally through various methods, but one of the key tools was the use of near-zero interest rate overnight loans from the central bank, which corporations around the world have been exploiting since the 2008 crash to fund stock buybacks and pump up the value of stock markets. As noted by Edward Swanson, author of a study from Texas A&M on stock buybacks used to offset poor fundamentals:
“We can’t say for sure what would have happened without the repurchase, but it really looks like the stock would have kept going down because of the decline in fundamentals… these repurchases seem to hold up the stock price.”
In the initial TARP audit, an audit that was limited and never again duplicated, it was revealed that corporations had absorbed trillions in overnight loans from the Fed. It was at this time that stock buybacks became the go-to method to artificially prop up equities values.
The problem is, just like they did at the start of the Great Depression, the central bank is once again raising interest rates into a declining economy. This means that all those no-cost loans used by corporations to buy back their own stocks are now going to have a price tag attached. An interest rate of 1% might not seem like much to someone who borrows $1000, but what about for someone who borrows $1 Trillion? Yes, borrowing at ANY interest rate becomes impossible when you need that much capital to prop up your stock. The loans have to be free, otherwise, there will be no loans.
Thus, we have to ask ourselves another question; is the Fed really ignorant enough to NOT know that raising rates will kill stock markets? They openly admit that they knew what they were doing when they inflated stock markets, so it seems to me that they would know how to deflate stock markets. Therefore, if they deliberately engineered the market rally with low interest rates, it follows that they are deliberately engineering a crash in markets using higher interest rates.
Mainstream economists and investment “experts” appear rather bewildered by the Federal Reserve’s exuberance on rate hikes. Many assumed that Janet Yellen would hint at a pullback from the hike schedule due to the considerable level of negative data on our fiscal structure released over the past six months. Yellen has done the opposite. In fact, Fed officials are now stating that equities and other assets appear to be “overvalued” and that markets have become complacent. This is a major reversal from the central bank’s attitude just two years ago. The fundamental data has always been negative ever since the credit crisis began. So what has really changed?
Well, Donald Trump, the sacrificial scapegoat, is now in the White House, and, central bank stimulus has a shelf life.  They can’t prop up equities for much longer even if they wanted to. The fundamentals will always catch up with the fiat illusion. No nation in history has ever been able to print its way to prosperity or even recovery. The time is now for the Fed to pull the plug and lay blame in the lap of their mortal enemy – conservatives and sovereignty champions. They will ignore all financial reality and continue to hike. This is a guarantee.
In the Liberty Movement the major misconception is that the Fed is attempting to “catch up” to the next crash by raising interest rates so that they will be ready to stimulate again. There is no catching up to this situation. The Fed has no interest in saving stock markets or the economy. Again, the fed has raised rates before into fiscal decline (during the Great Depression), and the result was a prolonged crisis. They know exactly what they are doing.
What does the Fed gain from this sabotage? Total centralization. For example, before the Great Depression there used to be thousands of smaller private and localized banks in America. After the Great Depression most of those banks were either destroyed or absorbed by elite banking conglomerates. Banking in the U.S. immediately became a fully centralized monopoly by the majors. In a decade, they were able to remove all local competition and redundancy, making communities utterly beholden to their credit system.
The 2008 crash allowed the banking elites to introduce vast stimulus measures requiring unaccountable fiat money creation. Rather than saving America from crisis, they have expanded the crisis to the point that it will soon threaten the world reserve status of our currency. The Fed in particular has set the U.S. up not just for a financial depression, but for a full spectrum calamity which will include a considerable devaluation (yet again) of our currency’s value and resulting in extreme price inflation in necessities.
The next phase of this collapse will include the end of the dollar as we know it, making way for a new global currency system that uses the IMF’s SDR basket as a foundation. This plan is openly admitted in the elitist run magazine ‘The Economist’ in an article entitled “Get Ready For A Global Currency By 2018.
It is important to understand what the Fed actually is — the Fed is a weapon. It is a weapon used by globalists to destroy the American system at a given point in time in order to clear the way for a new single world economy controlled by a single managerial entity (most likely the IMF or BIS). This is the Fed’s purpose. The central bank is not here to save the U.S. from harm, it is here to make sure the U.S. falls in a particular manner — a controlled demolition of our fiscal structure.


The US Is Becoming A 3rd World Nation As The Economy Breaks Down: Paul Craig Roberts

 



          Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)   
Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)
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(Note: The following was one of the last interviews by Malachi Martin before his death in 1999.)

      Ever since Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, the Power Elite have never given up on their feverish dream of a One World Government.

      Former Jesuit Malachi Martin's novel, Windswept House (Doubleday/ Main Street Books), offers a lurid behind the scenes look at a cabal of Vatican insiders who want to use the Roman Catholic Church as a foundation for a politico-religious New World Order.

      The plot of the novel involves a group of Church officials who scheme with a group of like-minded corporate executives to manipulate the Church into a ready-made infrastructure for a One World Religion -- a universal umbrella for everybody from Episcopalians to voodoo practitioners.

      The new ecumenicalism is clothed in Globalist garb. The agenda includes promoting issues like population control, environmentalism and secular humanism, which the plotters hope will eventually lead to the complete secularization of religion. 


      The most outrageous and controversial premise of the novel -- described in great detail in the prologue -- is that a ceremony was performed in the Vatican in 1963 -- an occult ritual which enthroned the fallen archangel Lucifer as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

      Does Dr. Martin believe that this enthronement actually took place in his novel, which could liberally be described as a roman a clef?

      "Yes, it did," he says emphatically. "Beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind. But now the place, time, hour etc., are all obfuscated to protect the guilty and save the innocent."

      Was it common knowledge in the Vatican at the time? "Not common knowledge," explains Martin. "But I found out about it by being a member of the Vatican circles that learned these things. It's like everything else. I'm sure there are people floating around Washington, and they know an awful lot about what's going on. Someone says, 'how do you know that'? Well, it's just... we know it."

      The story ofWindswept House continues in present day Europe as an international group of conspirators spanning Church and State plots a one world government on behalf of Lucifer. So are readers to infer that no matter what happens, the Pope and the Church hierarchy are bound to serve the fallen angel?

      "No," explains Dr. Martin. "What it means is that for the moment, Lucifer the biggest archangel, the leader of the revolt against God, has a big in with certain Vatican officials. Enthronement doesn't mean that he rules. It means that they did their best to put him there. The ideal would be to have their man as Pope. In that case then Satan would be enthroned."

      The book goes on to describe how two brothers, one a priest and the other an investment banker, grapple with these awesome consequences as pawns in the game. Meanwhile the cabal of Globalist-oriented Vatican officials and European-based internationalists try to corner the Pope into voluntary resignation so that they can get their man in the Chair of Peter.

      This theme coincidentally is also the basis, albeit in non-fiction form, of Martin's book The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order.

      The upshot? A One World Government is a fait accompli, he infers. What Dr. Martin calls the "millennium endgame" is a competition for a new global hegemony by the key Globalist players. What's interesting is that the novel appears to be a seamless transition from his previous non-fiction work. The reader then is put in the position of concluding that the New World Order is a done deal, that a One World Government is here and now and, as the expression goes, it's all over but the crying.

      But you wouldn't expect Globalist agit-prop from a former Jesuit. Or would you?



The Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican

 

And Who Is Malachi Martin?

      Author of 15 books on religious and geo-political topics, Malachi Martin is highly regarded and respected as a world renowned scholar.

      Trained in theology at Louvain, he received his doctorates in Semitic Languages, Archaeology and Oriental History. He subsequently studied at Oxford and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1958 to 1964, he served in Rome, where he was a close associate of the Jesuit cardinal Augustin Bea and Pope John XXIII, as well as a professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.

      Malachi Martin is the author of many best-selling books including Vatican, Hostage to the Devil, The Jesuits, The Final Conclave, and The Keys of This Blood. Also he was a Roman Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus until 1964 when he left the Jesuits. Why?

      "It was a grave decision," he says. "I could see the way the Church was going, the way churchmen were going in their decisions and all the anchors I had for morality and zeal were being undone. Then when the Vatican Council started in 1962, I could see the way the flow of opinion was going in the Vatican by a group of cardinals from Belgium, Germany and France. They were maneuvering the Church into totally new ecclesiology. I couldn't accept this."

      As an advisor to three Popes, Dr. Martin has had his fair share of romanita, that uniquely Roman methodology of connivance and power politicking. "I started off as an advisor on Judaism," he continues. "I was trained in Semitic languages and I spent a year and a half studying the Talmud... Then my superiors in Rome also found that I understood Judaism very well. They wanted someone to explain it, since they were studying the whole question of Jewish-Christian relations. So I was drafted into helping with that."

      And the outcome? "They produced a document in which they sort of absolved the Jewish people of the death of Christ."

      Based on his research? "No, not on my research," argues Martin. "I was only a cog in the wheel. I didn't agree with the final document either. It went too far. And then there were conclusions about the need for Catholics to study Judaism and get to know them better."

So this was the ecumenicalization of the Church that was going on?

      "That's it in one word," concurs Martin. "And I couldn't agree with the total effect of all that because I thought they went too far."

      Dr. Martin was also involved with Vatican intelligence. What did he do? "Just assessing things in Israel, whatever anti-Christianity there was amongst the Israelis. There was and still is. And what was the position of the Arabs. I used to live in Jordan and Lebanon and Egypt. I knew those places very well and could assess the position of the Church and the various Christian communities."

      The many-talented Dr. Martin is also known as a practicing exorcist and has even written a book about the subject called Hostage to the Devil.

      He says he came up against evil as a force in the world in an uncontrovertible undeniable way in his first exorcism.

      "I was in Cairo and it was evil," Dr. Martin recalls.

      "You know you only have to enter its presence, or for it to enter your presence to know that you are in the presence of something which is summarily evil."

      "It's invisible. You can't see it. But you know it wants you dead. Dead. Dead. And in a horrible way," he repeats in a hypnotic voice. "It's touching your very bones by its presence."

      So how does he explain the phenomenon of demonic possession? "Free will", says Dr. Martin. "For the first time in the work we have been doing for thirty-one years in this corner of the globe, during the last ten years or so, we have found young men and women thirty-somethings or twenty-somethings coming forward and saying, 'Listen I made a pact with the devil. I wanted this woman. I wanted this man. I wanted this job. I wanted this money. I wanted this, this, this, and I made a pact and he gave it to me and now I can't get free of him. He dominates my will. Please liberate me. And then people get to it by means of things like a ouija board or by spiritual seances or channeling."

      Malachi Martin is also known as a serious scholar of apocryphal writings, having authored a book called The Scribal Character of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

      (As an impressive mark of his erudition, Malachi Martin even knew about the alternative Abraham and Isaac story in one of the so-called Pseudepigrapha, the Book of Jubilees. In this unsanctioned version of Genesis, Abraham is commanded to kill his son, but not by God. Instead it is Mastema, a fallen angel known as "the accusing angel" as well as the Tempter and Executioner, who tells the Hebrew patriarch to do the dirty deed. To his credit, of course, Abraham doesn't slaughter his firstborn. When asked why the Genesis version omits details of the fallen angel Mastema as the instigator of Abraham's test, however, even Malachi Martin admits ignorance.)

Bernard Janzen "Fr. Malachi Martin: Camouflaged Apostasy"


The Globalist Imperative

      Like the prissy intellectuals of the 1930s enamored by National Socialism (as well as Fabian Socialism), the current fin de siecle version of internationalists are likewise paving their own road to a Globalist hell with good intentions.

      Using the Hegelian model of history, first there was Capitalism (thesis), then Communism (antithesis), and now there's the New World Order (synthesis), risen from the ashes of the Cold War and the formerly 'competing' ideologies.

      International socialism or corporate fascism (aka Globalism) is, in fact, the trendy philosophy for the end of the millennium. In his book Megatrends 2000, Olympian futurist John Naisbitt calls it "free market socialism," a hybrid economic system that combines welfare state policies with multinational corporate business on a global level.

      Globalism, however, as a secular religion, has a dogma all its own. Its primary belief system is based on the notion that the usefulness of the nation-state is over. In other words, national sovereignty is a thing of the past and a One World Government is inevitable. But... this effort, at least for now, must be couched in cryptic language for the unwashed masses. Otherwise they'd get too upset.

      Globalist spokesman Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Columbia University professor, President Carter's former National Security advisor, and founder of the Trilateral Commission spoke at the Gorbachev Foundation's State of the World Forum in 1995, "We cannot leap into world government in one quick step," he said. "(It) requires a process of gradually expanding the range of democratic cooperation." In plain language, that means people must be further indoctrinated.

      Eurocrat Jean-Marie Guehenno hints at this global hegemony or one world totalitarianism calling it an "empire without an emperor." Guehenno wrote The End of the Nation-State (1995) which was called La fin de la democratie (The End of Democracy) in the original French version. Since nation states are obsolete, he claims, "'wise men' capable of thinking through the finite world that has become our common lot" must be entrusted to guide us into what he calls an 'Imperial Age'." Presumably Guehenno counts himself as one of the ranks of "The Wise Men."

      Most striking though is a chapter in Guehenno's book called "Religions without God", which evokes the image of the humanist shaking his fist at an empty sky. The ultimate reduction of this conundrum for the internationalists is to hint at a "global politburo" to run the world as posited by Paul Mazur in Unfinished Business (1979).

      According to Dr. Martin's nomenclature, Guehenno is one of the Transnationalists -- bureaucrats who believe that Globalism is based on "the development of new and ever wider interrelationships between the governments of the world".

      On the other hand, the Internationalists are "individuals who operate from a power base of finance, industry and technology". Together these groups are the Globalists, the social engineers conniving for the convergence of East and West in the so-called New World Order.


Luciferian Geo-Politics

      For a Churchman, Malachi Martin shows a remarkable familiarity and understanding of Luciferianism, a belief system which hold human wisdom, secular humanism if you will, as its paragon and the fallen archangel Lucifer as the Prince who will rule the world.

      Readers ofWindswept Houseare given the impression that the old traditional Catholic Church is good because the protagonists, Christian Gladstone and his mother are defending it, while we know that the Church has been dedicated to Lucifer. Faced with these two alternatives, the conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church run by Lucifer is good -- a classic (and incredibly sophisticated) double bind, which is constantly reinforced in the reader's mind throughout the 646 pages of the novel.

      "Well, the Church itself has not been given to Lucifer," argues Dr. Martin. "He was enthroned in the Vatican by Vatican officials. That doesn't mean he possesses the Church yet. The Church anyway is an ambiguous term because it either means the actual physical bloc of churches, convents, libraries, academies, parish houses and cathedrals, the physical plant. Or it means the group of faithful in the state of grace whether they are alive in Purgatory or in Heaven. That is the body of Christ."

      "There has always been, since the fourth century, this organization set up by the Emperor Constantine. But that is not essential for the Church. The Church can exist without it. So that mystical body of Christ has not fallen into Lucifer's hands. The organization to some degree has. That's the difficulty."

      What about the book putting his readers in a double bind? You're presented with two choices. Either A. The Luciferian-controlled Roman Catholic Church. Or B. The Luciferian-controlled New World Order. So where does Malachi Martin find himself?

      "The New World Order is definitely won by Luciferian believers," says Dr. Martin. "There's no doubt about that."

      And then he starts to rationalize their modus operandi.

      "But these are men who came to be and are in their actions at least, humanitarian and philanthropic. They want to wipe out hunger and disease. They want to limit the population of the world. They believe the world is headed for mass starvation. They also want to enter into education. They would like to have an alliance with the Roman Catholic Church and with another pope. This one -- they know would stand in their way in regards to population control because he is deadstart against abortion, contraceptives, genetic engineering."

      And what about "The Process" he refers to in his book?

      Dr. Martin replies that it's the "Luciferian Process" of secularizing every religious mind so that the common mind today would be one which regarded the earth as a planned paradise to be built up. There is no God above the skies, no heaven, and there is no hell beneath the earth. It's complete secularization."

      (John Lennon's classic rock anthem "Imagine" comes to mind. "Imagine there's no country," he sang. "It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too.")

      But do the Luciferians have a timetable?

      "We are now according to the official doctrine of the Luciferians in what they call "the Availing Time". They have a tradition that in these years they can avail of the time to install the Prince, who is Lucifer, as the greatest power on earth in charge of human civilization and adored by men."

      And to what end?

      "To exalt the power of Lucifer. That is the end in itself. It's the Luciferian purpose. If they don't do it in these years, then it is put off sine die, without resolution. They are very keen on getting it done."

      And what are the next steps in this "Process"?

      "The purpose is to secularize education completely," continues Dr. Martin. "And to eliminate from considerations of life and death -- medicine, sociality, finance, birth, development etc., to free that of any religious presumption whatever. To free it from the superstition of religion so that man is dealt with scientifically and humanly. And that is 'the Process'. 'The Process' is to make the human mind accept that... 'The Process' is whereby all education, primary secondary and higher, college university and all public activity is completely rid of all religious presumptions."

      "There is a layer of satanism, of satanist ritual which prepares people for perfect Luciferian adoption. They have covens and sacrifices and rites. The Luciferians have no rites, you know."

      So dabbling with satanism in these rituals leads to a different form of "commitment" which is Luciferianism?

      "It is a preparation for Luciferianism and there are reversals sometimes," claims Dr. Martin. "You will find a crowd of Luciferians having a satanic ritual as a reminder of things. But they have all passed through in a sense and that involves three things: the infliction of pain without flinching, the infliction of death without flinching, and the use of fire."


Windswept House — Message and Subtext

      In Windswept House, Christians and Luciferians clash over the remains of the Roman Catholic Church. It's a controversial and provocative story, a political thriller with metaphysical implications. It delves into the depths of treachery, intrigue and Machiavellian politics at the highest levels of the Church. As a fact-based novel with frequent lengthy asides on real historical geopolitical events like the fall of the Soviet Empire and the Helsinki Accords,Windswept House is a vehicle for one simple message -- the New World Order is here and now.

      While a group of cardinals scheme to force the Pope to resign his office so they'll be able to install a man who will do the Luciferians' bidding, a priest, Christian Gladstone is called to Rome. Cardinal Maestroianni, a power player and one of the leaders of the cabal, enlists the priest to poll bishops regarding closer ties with the European Economic Community. In fact, however, the Cardinal is assessing the timing for a conclave in which the Slavic Pope would be forced to resign because he has become a stumbling block in the Luciferians' plans.

      From the business side, Paul Gladstone, Christian's brother and an expert in international relations working at a Globalist law firm, is also unknowingly recruited to bring the Luciferian plan to fruition. When the brothers find out they are both being unwittingly used in the schemes of the Luciferians, they join forces. Christian then must reach the Pope to tell him that he is being manipulated to abdicate the Chair of Peter.

      Will the Pope resign? And will he exorcise the Church in time?

      The subtext? It doesn't really make a hell of a lot of a difference. 

Father Malachi Martin: End of Christian Civilization



The Future of the Church Militant

      In his novelWindswept House Malachi Martin expostulates his readers regarding the reasons why the "Slavic Pope" (Pope John Paul II) is so ineffectual. But what is the Pope's agenda as he sees it?

      "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons, has sought after one thing and one thing only," says Dr. Martin. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling. When he went to churches all over the world, member churches of the Catholic Church in all the countries, he was bolstering the reputation of the papacy and he was speaking Catholic dogma, Catholic belief, Catholic morals. But in reality he was reaching out to everybody. He wanted to make friends with everybody."

      And what about the widespread homosexuality, pedophilia and satanic rituals in the Church, common knowledge he avers known to all Vatican insiders? Since as he wrote Christ is no longer honored in the tabernacle, what does he think will happen?

      "Once the tabernacle is emptied of Christ's real presence, then the Church ceases to be holy and therefore it's going to be entered by the opposite power, Lucifer," says Martin. "And this is taking place now. Not widespread, but it is taking place. There's no doubt about that."

      So will the Church fall on its own? "It's disintegrating slowly," says Martin. "As an organization, it's being marginalized sociopolitically and culturally. And religiously, it's weakening and decaying, obsolescing..."

      "If you look at any country today there are three identifiable components of that State. One, the government. Two, there is industry. Third, there are what we call NGOs, the non-governmental organizations. That's everything from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to the Catholic Church. And they're just simply lumped together, voluntary associations with as much power as they can grasp but of no special importance. Now fifty or seventy years ago, when an ethical or moral question arose, people and governments looked to the churches. Now they don't any longer."

      And yet another sensitive question. Something doesn't add up. Malachi Martin's a priest. He's supposed to fight evil. Yet his bookWindswept Houseis clear evidence that he's thrown in the towel.

      "Well I don't see evidence of having thrown in the towel," protests Dr. Martin. "Because there's a lot I'm being made to pay for, in the sense that the writer obviously likes and reveres this Pope even though he disagrees with him. The writer also believes in the blessed sacrament. He believes in the Pope's infallibility. He believes in salvation. He believes in hell. He believes in the evil of the devil."

      So why doesn'tWindswept Houseend with Christ victorious in the book?

      Does Dr. Martin believe that the Luciferian forces have won already?

      "No. No. No," insists Dr. Martin. "This is an interim book. It ends in a big doubt -- everybody waiting." This must be what they call the European ending -- as opposed to the American ending where all the loose ends are tied up.

      Then the story shifts into "The Devil, Er, I Mean the Editor Made Me Do It". "The publisher said, 'listen the story isn't finished yet,'" says Dr. Martin. "I had a lovely glorious ending. I had a vision. I had a marvellous thing over the Alps. He cut it out."

      This is an actual editorial decision? "Yes," says Dr. Martin.

      But with all due respect, it almost sounds like Luciferian tampering. Not that anyone wants a saccharine ending. So are readers to conclude that the Luciferians won because of the passivity of the Pope in defending the Church?

      "Well, they haven't won yet," says Dr. Martin on a slightly upbeat note. "We're waiting for this man to do something. He's the Vicar of Christ. I know I'm defending him but..."

      "Readers who call me or write me say, what do we do now? I say, read my next book," he continues.

      With Martin's death on July 28, 1999, his suggestion seems to be a moot point.

      "So perhaps editorially," he concludes, "it was the right decision, but religiously it was the wrong decision. I don't know."

      It's been said that "by their fruits, ye shall know them." Malachi Martin's assent to the so-called "process" is the tangible "fruit" of Windswept House.

      Is the novel a prophecy? Or is it just a warning?

      In any case, the New (Luciferian) World Order that Martin describes puts a religious spin to the whole "process" of history.

It's also clear -- the book is a Luciferian masterpiece.  


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          United Nations and World Health Organization Call for Drug Decriminalization   
American activists aren't the only ones seeking drug policy reform.

In a joint statement, the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) expressed their support for countries in the review and repeal of laws that criminalize drug use and possession of drugs for personal use. This joint statement, which addresses discrimination in health care settings, comes in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to “ensure that no one is left behind”.

The WHO has previously called for drug decriminalization as a necessary measure for public health but this joint statement with the UN represents another significant step in the global movement for drug decriminalization.

There is growing support for drug decriminalization – the elimination of criminal penalties for drug use and possession – in the U.S. and around the world. Leading medical, public health and human rights groups have endorsed drug decriminalization, including the International Red Cross, the American Public Health Association, American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP and Latino Justice.

Public opinion on decriminalization has also been steadily increasing as the harms of criminalizing drugs become more apparent. Polls of presidential primary voters in MaineNew Hampshire and even South Carolina found that substantial majorities in each state support ending arrests for drug use and possession. In 2016, the first state-level decriminalization bill was introduced in Maryland and a similar version was reintroduced in 2017. 

Internationally, several countries already have some form of drug decriminalization. Portugal, most notably, decriminalized drugs back in 2001 as a response to the country’s HIV crisis and has demonstrated the vast benefits of decriminalization – substantial reductions in overdose, HIV/AIDS and addiction, all without any increase in drug use or crime.

Not only does drug decriminalization drastically reduce the number of people mired in the quicksand of the criminal justice system – it also, as the UN/WHO statement highlights, vastly improve public health. It decreases the stigma against people who use drugs and addresses the discrimination they historically face.

The harms of discrimination are only exacerbated in health settings, where it is literally a matter of life and death. Decriminalization can be the difference between a loved one getting the health services they need and a loved one being stigmatized, denied treatment and in danger of losing their life.

Drug decriminalization is a rational and fiscally sound policy rooted in health and human rights. Governments throughout the U.S. and around the world have an indisputable moral and scientific imperative to pursue it.

 

 

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          After Sy Hersh's Bombshell Investigation, Why Won't Media Tell the Real Story of Trump's Military Strike in Syria?   
Western media are continuing to do their part in the propaganda war on Syria.

If you wish to understand the degree to which the supposedly free western media are constructing a world of half-truths and deceptions to manipulate their audiences, keeping us uninformed and pliant, there could hardly be a better case study than their treatment of Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.

All of these highly competitive, for-profit, scoop-seeking media outlets separately took identical decisions: first to reject Hersh’s latest investigative report, and then to studiously ignore it once it was published in Germany last Sunday. They have continued to maintain an absolute radio silence on his revelations, even as over the past few days they have given a great deal of attention to two stories on the very issue Hersh’s investigation addresses.

These two stories, given such prominence in the western media, are clearly intended to serve as “spoilers” to his revelations, even though none of these publications has actually informed their readers of his original investigation. We are firmly in looking-glass territory.

So what did Hersh’s investigation reveal? His sources in the U.S. intelligence establishment told him the official narrative that Syria’s Bashar Assad had dropped deadly sarin gas on the town of Khan Sheikhoun on April 4 was incorrect. Instead, they said, a Syrian plane dropped a bomb on a meeting of jihadi fighters that triggered secondary explosions in a storage depot, releasing a toxic cloud of chemicals that killed civilians nearby.

One might assume that an alternative narrative of the events would be of great interest to the media, given that Donald Trump approved a military strike on Syria based on the official narrative. Hersh’s version suggests that Trump acted against the intelligence advice he received from his own officials, in a highly dangerous move that not only grossly violated international law but might have dragged Assad’s main ally, Russia, into the fray. The Syrian arena has the potential to trigger a serious confrontation between the world’s two major nuclear powers.

But in fact, the western media were supremely uninterested in the story. Hersh, once considered the journalist’s journalist, went hawking his investigation around the U.S. and UK media to no avail. In the end, he could find a home for his revelations only in Germany, in the publication Welt am Sonntag.

There are a couple of possible, though unlikely, reasons all English-language publications ignored Hersh’s story. Maybe they had evidence his inside intelligence was wrong. If so, they have yet to provide it. A rebuttal would require acknowledging Hersh’s story, and none seems willing to do that.

Or maybe the media thought it was old news and would no longer interest their readers. It would be difficult to sustain such an interpretation, but at least it has an air of plausibility—except for everything that has happened since Hersh published last Sunday. His story has spawned two clear “spoiler” responses from those desperate to uphold the official narrative. Hersh’s revelations may have been entirely uninteresting to the western media, but strangely they have sent Washington into crisis mode.

Of course, no U.S. official has addressed Hersh’s investigation directly, which might have drawn attention to it and forced western media to reference it. Instead, Washington has sought to deflect attention from Hersh’s alternative narrative and shore up the official one through misdirection. That alone should raise the alarm that we are being manipulated, not informed.

The first spoiler, made in the immediate wake of Hersh’s story, was statements from the Pentagon and White House warning that the U.S. had evidence Assad was planning yet another chemical attack on his people and that Washington would respond harshly if he did so.

Here is how the Guardian reported the U.S. threats:

The U.S. said on Tuesday that it had observed preparations for a possible chemical weapons attack at a Syrian air base allegedly involved in a sarin attack in April following a warning from the White House that the Syrian regime would ‘pay a heavy price’ for further use of the weapons.

On Friday, the second spoiler emerged. Two unnamed diplomats “confirmed” that a report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had found that some of the victims from Khan Sheikhoun showed signs of poisoning by sarin or sarin-like substances.

There are obvious reasons to be mighty suspicious of these stories. The findings of OPCW were already known and had been discussed for some time. There was absolutely nothing newsworthy about them.

There are also well-known problems with the findings. There was no “chain of custody”—neutral oversight—of the bodies that were presented to the organization in Turkey, as Scott Ritter, a former weapons inspector in Iraq, has noted. Any number of interested parties could have contaminated the bodies before they reached OPCW. For that reason, OPCW has not concluded that the Assad regime was responsible for the traces of sarin. In the world of real news, only such a finding—that Assad was responsible—should have made the OPCW report interesting again to the media.

Similarly, by going public with their threats against Assad, the Pentagon and White House did not increase the deterrence on Assad, making it less likely he would use gas in the future. That could have been achieved much more effectively with private warnings to the Russians, who have massive leverage over Assad. These new warnings were meant not for Assad but for western publics, to bolster the official narrative that Hersh’s investigation had thrown into doubt.

In fact, the U.S. threats increase, rather than reduce, the chances of a new chemical weapons attack. Other anti-Assad actors now have a strong incentive to use chemical weapons in false-flag operation to implicate Assad, knowing that the U.S. has committed itself to intervention. On any reading, the U.S. statements were reckless—or malicious—in the extreme and likely to bring about the exact opposite of what they were supposed to achieve.

But beyond this, there was something even more troubling about these two stories. That these official claims were published so unthinkingly in major outlets is bad enough. But what is unconscionable is the media’s continuing blackout of Hersh’s investigation when it speaks directly to the two latest news reports.

No serious journalist could write up either story, according to any accepted norms of journalistic practice, and not make reference to Hersh’s claims. They are absolutely relevant to these stories. In fact, more than that, the intelligence sources he cites are not only relevant but are the reason these two stories have been suddenly propelled to the top of the news agenda.

Any publication that has covered either the White House-Pentagon threats or the rehashing of the OPCW report and has not mentioned Hersh’s revelations is writing nothing less than propaganda in service of a western foreign policy agenda trying to bring about the illegal overthrow of the Syrian government. And so far that appears to include every single U.S. and UK mainstream newspaper and TV station.

 

 

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          GENERAL MANAGER - LICENSED - LICENSED OPTICIAN   
AZ-Flagstaff, America’s Best is wholly subsidiary of National Vision, Inc. that currently operates retail optical stores in 30 states and the District of Columbia. With over 500 locations across the country, and 65 stores being added annually, America’s Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves every day.
          Direct Lending Loan Officer - Bank of America - Las Vegas, NV   
Uses computerized system for tracking information gathering and follow up of assigned customers. Associate is responsible for handling automobile loan requests...
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          LICENSED OPTICIAN   
AZ-Flagstaff, America’s Best is wholly subsidiary of National Vision, Inc. that currently operates retail optical stores in 30 states and the District of Columbia. With over 500 locations across the country, and 65 stores being added annually, America’s Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves every day.
          Sr. Retail Loan Processor - Bank of America - Las Vegas, NV   
Uses computerized system for tracking, information gathering, and/or troubleshooting. Support the sales team in Auto, consumer lending....
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          ASSISTANT MANAGER - CONTACT LENS - LICENSED OPTICIAN   
AZ-Flagstaff, America’s Best is wholly subsidiary of National Vision, Inc. that currently operates retail optical stores in 30 states and the District of Columbia. With over 500 locations across the country, and 65 stores being added annually, America’s Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves every day.
          ASSISTANT MANAGER - EYEGLASSES - LICENSED - LICENSED OPTICIAN   
AZ-Flagstaff, America’s Best is wholly subsidiary of National Vision, Inc. that currently operates retail optical stores in 30 states and the District of Columbia. With over 500 locations across the country, and 65 stores being added annually, America’s Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves every day.
          GENERAL MANAGER - LICENSED - LICENSED OPTICIAN   
CA-Glendale, America’s Best is wholly subsidiary of National Vision, Inc. that currently operates retail optical stores in 30 states and the District of Columbia. With over 500 locations across the country, and 65 stores being added annually, America’s Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves every day.
          LICENSED OPTICIAN   
CA-Glendale, America’s Best is wholly subsidiary of National Vision, Inc. that currently operates retail optical stores in 30 states and the District of Columbia. With over 500 locations across the country, and 65 stores being added annually, America’s Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves every day.
          ASSISTANT MANAGER - CONTACT LENS - LICENSED OPTICIAN   
CA-Glendale, America’s Best is wholly subsidiary of National Vision, Inc. that currently operates retail optical stores in 30 states and the District of Columbia. With over 500 locations across the country, and 65 stores being added annually, America’s Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves every day.
          ASSISTANT MANAGER - EYEGLASSES - LICENSED - LICENSED OPTICIAN   
CA-Glendale, America’s Best is wholly subsidiary of National Vision, Inc. that currently operates retail optical stores in 30 states and the District of Columbia. With over 500 locations across the country, and 65 stores being added annually, America’s Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves every day.
          Cook - Applebee's | Apple American Group - Pennsville, NJ   
WHAT'S THE JOB? As an Applebee's Grillmaster you're the one that makes it all work. You bring our menu to life and help make the experience great for our...
From Applebee's - Sat, 10 Jun 2017 07:24:18 GMT - View all Pennsville, NJ jobs
           BBC's Lord Hall vows to take on Amazon and Netflix    
The BBC's director-general Tony Hall (pictured) has revealed his strategy for taking on the American giants who famously shun scheduling to offer viewers anytime television.
          Obama Celebrates Diversity, Discusses Daily News Cycle and ‘Absence of American Leadership’ in Indonesian Speech (Video)   

“What I Was Worried About Was, ‘What are They Going to Write About me in 20 Years?’”


          Enrollment and Completion Advisor (Admissions) - National American University - Overland Park, KS   
_National American University offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical, dental, vision, and a 401K option. NAU also offers tuition
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          Bus Detailer - Lux Bus America - San Jose, CA   
Lux Bus' approach to business starts with our commitment to safety, operational excellence, and superior customer service.... $14 an hour
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          Charter Bus Driver - Lux Bus America - San Jose, CA   
Lux Bus America is An Equal Opportunity Employer EEO/M/F/D/V. Lux Bus America is currently looking for qualified applicants to join our Charter Driver team!... $22 - $26 an hour
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          Bus Driver - $23.25 Starting - Full Benefits - Lux Bus America - San Jose, CA   
Lux Bus is looking to immediately fill Full-Time and Part-Time Shuttle Driver Positions! Lux Bus' approach to business starts with our commitment to safety,... $23.25 an hour
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          The get-up-to-speed-guide on the school voucher debate   

With a choice-friendly President and Secretary of Education now in office, private school choice programs have been cast into the national spotlight. This week has been no different: On Monday, researchers released two major studies on vouchers—one on Indiana’s program, the other on Louisiana’s—and the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that may have implications for choice programs across this nation.

Among other things, this means that the debate on private school choice has moved from the periphery of the education policy conversation to center stage. As a result, some of you may be joining the conversation for the first time. As a long-time participant in the voucher wars, we at the Fordham Institute thought it might be helpful to offer a get-up-to-speed guide featuring some of our “greatest hits” on the topic.

We’ve arranged it around four questions:

  1. What does the research tell us about the impact of school vouchers on participants and on traditional public schools?
  2. What is smart policy regarding results-based accountability in the context of private school choice?
  3. How can we encourage private schools to participate in choice programs, and get high-quality schools to grow or replicate?
  4. What are the pros and cons of a big new federal initiative on private school choice?

What does the research tell us about the impact of school vouchers on participants and on traditional public schools?

Boosting student outcomes remains a key goal of private-school choice. While Fordham isn’t a program evaluator per se, we’ve been proud to assist and support several important empirical analyses on the impacts of vouchers on both participants and pupils in public schools. Back in the early 2000s, we helped support an experimental study of a privately funded scholarship program in Dayton. The analysis found that African American participants made significant progress (more so in reading). Fast forward almost a decade: Ohio lawmakers had enacted a statewide voucher program known as EdChoice. In 2008, Fordham and a number other groups released an early study offering evidence that vouchers may have improved public schools as competition increased. Eight years later, we released a rigorous analysis of EdChoice by David Figlio. His study would corroborate the “competitive effects” finding, though he also found that voucher students themselves lost ground on state tests. As we’ve discussed, however, the participant analysis has several limitations that should be kept in mind. For an accessible overview of this study, see Dr. Figlio’s slide deck presented at our February event on voucher research.

What is smart policy regarding results-based accountability in the context of private school choice?

One of the central, thorniest policy questions of private-school choice programs is whether and how to hold them accountable for results. In 2009, we interviewed twenty top thinkers on choice and accountability. They offered a variety of perspectives on matters such as testing and transparency around those results; financial disclosures; and whether low-performing private schools should be stripped of their ability to enroll scholarship students. In the end, we suggested a “sliding scale” approach—private schools with more voucher students would face closer scrutiny than those with just a handful. Five years later, we released a policy toolkit aimed at state legislators wrestling with accountability in voucher or scholarship programs. Our recommendations insisted on protecting private schools’ freedoms, while holding them accountable for student outcomes (again on a sliding scale). In a couple follow-up blog posts, we continued to make the case that choice, done well, requires accountability for student learning. We noted earlier this year that as scholarship programs have expanded, states have indeed put into place reasonable accountability provisions, debunking one of critics’ favorite claims—that voucher-accepting schools are “unaccountable.”

How can we encourage private schools to participate in choice programs, and get high-quality schools to grow or replicate?

Not every private school decides to admit scholarship students when given the opportunity. Why do some schools participate, while others decline? In Red Tape or Red Herring, we surveyed private-school leaders to find out which policies weigh most heavily on this decision. Most respondents cite regulations that restrict admissions or religious practices as deterrents, while just a minority felt that testing discourages participation. The overwhelming majority said they were motivated by the opportunity to “expand their mission to their community.” Our case study of five Ohio private schools also reveals that vouchers are seen as a way to reach more families. Yet the school leaders also are candid about the challenges of maintaining a culture of high expectations, while working on shoestring budgets. Similar themes are echoed in a Fordham report that looked inside Catholic voucher-accepting schools in Milwaukee.

What are the pros and cons of a big new federal initiative on private school choice?

This all brings us to the burning question of the day, at least for Beltway policy wonks: Should there be a federal private-school choice initiative—and what should it look like? On these questions, we’ve got you covered. Just two days before President Trump’s inauguration, we co-hosted an event that debated three options for a federal private-school choice program. Throughout February, we published the views of a dozen top-notch experts in our fourth annual “Wonkathon.” We crowned a quartet from the Foundation for Excellence in Education as our “wisest wonks” in this competition, having won a popular vote for the most persuasive proposal. In February and April, we at Fordham co-hosted events that continued to explore issues in a potential federal choice program, from both research and policy angles. After weighing the competing arguments, Mike expressed his skepticism about the wisdom of a big new federal tax credit scholarship program.

***

Needless to say, we at the Education Gadfly have logged countless hours and spilled much ink wrestling with the issues around private school choice. We’ve done everything from commenting on presidential candidate Al Gore’s position on vouchers to penning editorials in newspapers to testifying before legislators in our home state of Ohio. We’ll continue to be relentless in advocating for thriving private schools that are accessible to families of all backgrounds. We certainly don’t have all the answers to get us there, but we hope you’ll consider joining us in this effort.

***

Fordham reports

Marshall Allen, “Public Support for Catholic Schools” in Scott Hamilton (ed.) Who Will Save America’s Urban Public Schools (2008); Chester E. Finn, Jr., et al, When Private Schools Take Public Dollars: What’s the Place of Accountability in School Voucher Programs? (2009); David Stuit and Sy Doan, School Choice Regulations: Red Tape or Red Herring? (2012); Ellen Belcher, Pluck and Tenacity: How Five Private Schools in Ohio Have Adapted to Vouchers (2014); Fordham Institute, Public Accountability and Private-School Choice: A Policy Toolkit (2014); David Figlio and Krzysztof Karbownik, Evaluation of Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program: Selection, Competition, and Performance Effects (2016).

Fordham commentary

Michael Petrilli, “The problem with ‘bad voucher schools aren’t a problem,’” (2014); Michael Petrilli and Chester E. Finn, Jr., “The two tracks of school reform,” (2014); Michael Petrilli, “Vouchers have changed. Maybe your position should change, too” (2017); Michael Petrilli and Richard Kahlenberg, “Two experts debate whether public funds should be used to support private school vouchers” (2017); Aaron Churchill, “Don’t neglect vouchers’ competitive effects” (2017); Michael Petrilli, “The Fordham Institute’s 2017 Wonkathon: The $20 billion school choice edition” (2017); Fordham Institute, “A new federal push on private school choice?” (2017); Fordham Institute, “A $20 billion school choice tax credit program: Yes, maybe, how so?” (2017); Chad L. Aldis, “Testimony before the Ohio House Finance Committee” (2017); Michael Petrilli, “The three miracles required for Donald Trump to become the patron saint of school choice” (2017).


           Watts Priest   

BOB ABERNETHY (Anchor): We have a story today about a remarkable man in California.  He is a Catholic priest from Ireland who has ministered for 37 years to both African Americans and Latinos in the Watts section of Los Angeles. … More

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          Shipping Coordinator - Moulure Alexandria Moulding Inc. - Alexandria, ON   
Description _Alexandria Moulding is a leading moulding manufacturer and distributor of wood and wood composite mouldings in North America & the world and is
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          Various - American Epic - The Sessions   
Dat Jack White een liefhebber is van oude blues muziek is bekend. De liefde van de voormalig White Stripes gitarist spat er op zijn nieuwste project, American Epic: The Sessions, vanaf. Samen met een flinke groep gastmuzikanten neemt hij nummers op zoals de artiesten dit in de jaren ’20 deden. M
          Rubio walks back comments on the age of the earth   
A month ago, I had a bit of fun at Senator Marco Rubio’s expense over his “I’m not a scientist, man” response to GQ’s question about the age of the earth. I brought up his comments again in my talk last week at the American Geophysical Union meeting, to much audience amusement. It served as…
          hate again and again   
This guy seeks to make America hate again and again and again :- Doug.
          What would the Founding Fathers think of us now?   
What would a Founding Faars think of what became of a independent country ay declared on parchment 241 Julys ago? That distinguished group did not reply to an email request for comment. But Fox News asked 1,017 registered American voters what ay thought a nation’s creators would think of this place on a anniversary of […]
          On This Day   
2nd July

862 – St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester died.

1698 – Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine.

1776 – The Continental Congress adopted a resolution severing ties with Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence was not approved until July 4.

1777 – Vermont became the first American territory to abolish slavery.

1839 - 53 African slaves being transported to Cuba on the Spanish merchant ship La Amistad revolted against their captors led by Joseph Cinque.

1850 – The self-contained gas mask was patented by Benjamin J. Lane.

1853 – The Russian Army invaded Turkey, beginning the Crimean War.

1881 – Charles J. Guiteau shot and fatally wounded U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually died on September 19.

1897 – Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi obtained a patent for radio in London.

1900 - The world's first rigid airship was demonstrated by Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

1937 - U.S. aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan were reported lost over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight. They were never heard from again.

1961 - Author Ernest Hemingway, 61, shot himself at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.

1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act, meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

1966 – The French military exploded a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.

1976 – North and South Vietnam, divided since 1954, reunited to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

1976 - The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.

1990 - A stampede in a pedestrian tunnel at the Muslim holy city of Mecca during the annual Hajj killed 1,426 pilgrims.

1993 - South African President F.W de Klerk and African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela announced that South Africa's first election open to all races would be April 27, 1994.

1994 - The Colombian soccer player who inadvertently scored a goal for the United States, contributing to his team's loss in World Cup competition, was shot to death in Medellin, Colombia.

1997 – James Stewart died.

2005 - Egypt's new ambassador to Iraq was abducted in Baghdad, reportedly by Al-Qaida. He was later murdered.

2008 – Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages were rescued by the Colombian armed forces, she had been held for six and a half years.

          Slut Talk   
Another little bit of nonsense for this post. Bear with me.
*****
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
SLUT TALK
          I don’t know why I took coffee with Phil every Saturday morning at the university’s sidewalk café on the quadrangle. He was a friend, but not an especially close friend. Don’t even remember how it started. I didn’t particularly enjoy slut talk, and that’s what our sessions inevitably became. Let’s think about that a minute. That’s what I did once every weekend of this entire semester. So maybe I was into that kind of shit more than I thought.
          Phil was shunned by most of the student body because he was pretty effeminate. That turned off some people. A lot of the kids called him Philomena… sometimes to his face. One man’s macho is another man’s come-on. I always said. And the same was true for the other side of the coin.
          I wasn't quite as obvious, although some of the footballers called me Pumpkin because my name was Peter. They took it from the old kiddie story about Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater. Well, you see where I’m going.
          This particular Saturday morning we claimed our favorite table sitting off by itself in the shade of the overhang where there wasn’t much chance of being overheard. We sat in silence for the first couple of sips before Phil turned his blue eyes on me.
          “Did you see who’s waiting tables today?”
          “Angel,” I replied using the Spanish pronunciation.
          “Angel. That describes him.”
          “It’s pronounced AN-hel.”
          “It’s pronounced Angel Baby.” He let out a low growl as the Angel—or AN-hel—under discussion walked out of the café and waited on a table of three girls.
          “Oh, man. I wish he’d smile at me like that. I’d die and go to heaven.”
          “I can think of two ways to make that happen. Pronounce his name correctly or promise to die.”
          “Don’t be catty!”
          "Catty is as catty does.” I was pretty big on clichés.
          “Oh look,” Phil pointed with his chin. “There’s Roger Dodger the Fullback. Who’s he with today?”
          “Evelyn… his steady.”
          He ignored my reply. “Too bad there isn’t a position for a Fullbutt. He’d be perfect!”
          “There is. It’s called tight end.”
          “Ohhh! Describes him perfectly.”
          “You do know he’s the one who started calling you Philomena, don’t you?”
          “He can call me anything. Anytime. Anywhere. Please!”
          After a few more sips of coffee, Angel—reluctantly, I thought—came over and asked if we needed anything. He’d created a big opening with his wording, but Phil behaved himself, ordering another cup and a scone, even pronouncing his name right. Angel rewarded him with a beaming smile.
           “Oh, my God!” he said after the waiter left, “I thought I’d swoon. Did you see that smile!”
          “Told you.”
          “Told me what? Never mind, here he comes again.
         I noticed Phil gripped the edge of the table, probably hoping Angel would lean too close as he served us. No such luck.
          “There goes that Jana Yetsin. She always looks so trashy. Doesn’t know how to put on her lip gloss.”
          “You should teach her,” I suggested.
          “Yuk. But the girl with her always looks so cool and collected.”
          “Cheerleader,” I said, knowing that took her down a notch or two in Phil’s estimation.
          A guy walked in and took a table on the other side of the patio. Angel appeared to take his order.
          “Well, well. There’s Dickie. All alone this morning. Must have had a fight with his girl.”
          “Oughta be called Big Dickie,” Phil said. “I know. I’ve showered with him.”
          “We all have after Phys Ed. But you’re right. Humungous.” I glanced at my watch, took some money out and threw it on the table as a tip for Angelic Angel. “Gotta go. American Lit.”
          “Don’t know why you take Saturday classes. Tiresome.” Phil stood and opened his coin purse, extracting a couple of bills. Looked like Angel was going to get rewarded for his smile.”
          “See ya next Saturday,” I said.
          “Same place, same time.”

*****
I’ve always been told a story—no matter how short—has a beginning, a middle, and an end. This one doesn’t seem to have an end, just a pause until next Saturday morning.

Let me know if the story strikes a chord. My email is markwildyr@aol.com.

Thanks for being a reader.

Mark


The next blog on the first day of the succeeding month at 6:00 a.m.

          Sobe para 28 o número de feridos em discoteca norte-americana   
O tiroteio que ocorreu na madrugada de hoje numa discoteca no estado norte-americano de Arkansas provocou pelo menos 28 feridos, 25 dos quais baleados, segundo a policial local, citada pela Agência France Presse.
          Store Manager - Luxottica Group - Charleston, SC   
LensCrafters is the largest optical retailer in North America with 900+ stores and as part of an eyewear industry leader, Luxottica, our love of eyes and higher...
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          LensCrafters - EyeCare Advisor - Luxottica Group - Charleston, SC   
LensCrafters is the largest optical retailer in North America with 900+ stores and as part of an eyewear industry leader, Luxottica, our love of eyes and higher...
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          LensCrafters - EyeWear Consultant - Luxottica Group - Charleston, SC   
LensCrafters is the largest optical retailer in North America with 900+ stores and as part of an eyewear industry leader, Luxottica, our love of eyes and higher...
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          U.S. Investigates Payments To Equatorial Guinea   
The Securities and Exchange Commission has begun an inquiry into payments made by four major American oil companies to the government and senior officials of the oil-rich West African nation of Equatorial Guinea. The companies involved in the...
          Oil Giants Look Anew At Libya   
Libya's pledge to give up its weapons of mass destruction and the possibility that the United States may soon end its economic sanctions against Libya could be a boon for several American oil companies that once had extensive operations there, sev...
          Liriano struggles as Sale shuts down offense   
The Red Sox appear to be heating up at the same time as the Blue Jays have cooled down, and the gap between first and last place in the American League East continues to get even bigger.
          Kings Sign Folin, Falkovsky, and Petersen   
The Los Angeles Kings have added three young players to their lineup, having signed defensemen Christian Folin and Stepan Falkovsky and goalie Cal Petersen. A Good Option for Folin Swedish defenseman Christian Folin will enter the 2017-18 season as his eight seasons in North America, after playing at the USHL, NAHL, NCAA, AHL and NHL level. Originally […]
          Chalet, 3 dormitorios, 2 wc, 200m2, Calvià.   
695000
Chalet reformado de estilo Mediterráneo. Dispone de dos plantas, con una superficie total de unos 160 m2.Tiene tres dormitorios con armarios empotrados, dos baños, salón comedor con chimenea y cocina americana y varias terrazas.Es espacioso.Aire...
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          Ronda Rousey é vítima de vazamento de fotos nuas de ensaio para revista   
Ronda Rousey é vítima de vazamento de fotos nuas de ensaio para revista
Segundo site americano, lutadora teve fotos de bastidores do ensaio para a "ESPN Body Issue" publicadas na internet há dois dias. Ela ainda não se pronunciou
          Bridgestone Americas, Inc: Retail Sales Teammate   
Competitive: Bridgestone Americas, Inc: **Opportunity Details:****Overview:****We Promise to Care**We understand that we offer more than just car service. We rescue people from bad days and we offer solutions for difficult situations. We are people of integrity and we believe that fundamental h Bridgeport
          VL S FRANCISCO Apartamento Padrão   
1600
Lindo apartamento com 3 dormitórios com armários planejados sendo 1 suite, banheiros com blindex e gabinete, cozinha americana com armários planejados, living para 2 ambientes com varanda gourmet, 1 vaga de garagem; condomínio completo com...
3 dormitórios 70 m2 22 R$/m² terraço
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:24:48 -0400
          Piso, 2 dormitorios, 1 wc, 68m2, Granada.   
142500
Quieres una vivienda reformada a estrenar en el maravilloso barrio del realejo. Precioso piso totalmente reformado en el Campo del Príncipe, la vivienda cuanta con dos dormitorios, buen salón con dos balcones a calle Molinos, cocina americana, un...
2 habitaciones 1 baño 68 m² 2.095 €/m² balcón cocina ascensor orientación sur ducha calefacción reformado
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          Comment on Ask Grandpa What He Did in the Good War by pensword   
To those criticizing Van Buren's "self-hatred": His article is directed at the hubris of American exceptionalism, a malady which goeth before the proverbial fall. Tu quoque retorts and circumscribed analyses of American wars miss the big picture and merely prolong the illness from which we current suffer. If you can't see the MiC for the trees, you're part of the problem.
          Comment on Make No Mistake, We Are Already at War in Syria by Hexexis   
"The single best thing the United States government could do to advance American interests and national security is to shutter the CIA. Have the military (DIA) do all intelligence gathering and covert operations." Trouble is, CIA was created as alternative to mil. intell., which wasn't all that great during WWII. These days, the CIA's an annex to the DoD, & together they & the NSC run forn. policy, which they've pretty much done since the Iran hostage crisis 1979 & which is why bellicosity precedes diplomacy.
          Cruz Azul tendría otro refuerzo   



Las llegadas de Jordan Silva, Felipe Mora y Édgar Méndez podrían no ser las únicas en Cruz Azul, así lo afirmó el presidente deportivo del club, Eduardo de la Torre.

"Nunca hay un no definitivo mientras exista la posibilidad y tiempo. Pero en las pláticas que tuvimos cuando finalizó el torneo anterior con presidencia y cuerpo técnico estamos con el plantel redondeado", detalló el directivo cementero en charla con medios.

En los últimos días nombres como los del mediocampista peruano Christian Cueva suenan para unirse a la Máquina de cara a lo que será el Torneo Apertura 2017.

Por otro lado, el ‘Yayo’ se refirió a la inminente llegada de Méndez; asegurando que únicamente faltan detalles mínimos para poder cerrar el fichaje del español.

"Se ha llevado un poco de tiempo por algunas cuestiones. Esperamos que se incorpore para la semana que estaremos en Estados Unidos. Falta firmar el contrato".

Mientras se cierran las ultimas contrataciones el primer equipo cruzazulino está ya en la Unión Americana donde enfrentará este domingo a Rayados de Monterrey.

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          Desmienten a Cardona en Boca   



En las últimas horas diversos rumores colocan a Edwin Cardona en la mira de Boca Juniors; sin embargo, esto ya ha sido desmentido por el agente del atacante.

Luis Jaramillo, en charla con el portal Mediotiempo, señaló que hasta éste momento no existe ninguna clase de contacto con la directiva de Boca por Cardona.

"La posibilidad siempre estará, es un gran club con quien tengo una buena relación por la incorporación de Sebastián Pérez, pero no ha habido ningún acercamiento", relató Jaramillo en torno a los rumores que ponen a su representado en los Xeneizes.

Mientras se define su futuro, el ofensivo sudamericano se entrena con la Sub-17 de la Pandilla en El Cerrito sin emitir declaraciones ante los medios regiomontanos.

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          PROPHECY HOUR: 7 SIGNS TO SPOT THE ANTI-CHRIST EARLY!   
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PROPHECY HOUR: 7 SIGNS TO SPOT THE ANTI-CHRIST EARLY! STAN JOHNSON http://www.prophecyclub.com/ Stan Johnson has memorized the book of Revelation. He has studied Bible prophecy for 40 years, has been teaching it for 35 years and has made 32 dvd’s on it. He is the founder of The Prophecy Club and has hosted speaking tours for over 160 guest speakers over the last 22 years. These 160 speakers have made over 335 DVD’s on Bible prophecy. Stan and Leslie hsi wife founded the Spirit of Prophecy Church in 1998 and currently Pastor the Spirit of Prophecy Church in Plano, Texas. He is also the President and CEO of Prophetic Oil, Inc. whose goal it is to find the prophesied oil in Israel. • Introduced Dumitru Duduman whose message is that America is the Mystery Babylon, and Stan’s primary mission is to continue that warning. • Introduced Hayseed Stephens whose vision was to find oil in Israel and Stan also continues his vision. 7 Signs to Spot the Antichrist Early! Most Christians will spot the Antichrist when he sits on the golden chair, the throne of God on earth known as the Ark of the Covenant. He will stop animal sacrifice and require all people to take his mark in order to buy or sell. Those are the obvious signs but by then it may be too late. The problem with not knowing sooner is by then the strong delusion will have already hit so strong that if it were possible (For some it may be) to deceive the very elect! Many even most people on earth will have already lost their salvation to the beast by then Advantages of spotting the Antichrist early: You can …begin to prove the Bible accurate by the prophecies of Antichrist …begin soul-winning immediately …warn your children, family and friends “This is the man!” Another do not Miss End-Time Radio program as “We are Warning the World as it HAPPENS!” Please visit www.prophecyhour.com Also please visit www.wichitahomeless.com “Remember we do not 100% agree with everything our guests, say, do, or believe. It is up to you to pray and sort it out!”
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