877: The Angries

Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak

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November 13th, 2016
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Eye witness NYC Trump Protest
ITM Adam,
Hope you are well.
Went to the Trump protest march in NYC today. It was quite a scene.
I think all in all, there were around 100,000 people. Mostly young millennials, and lotsa LGBQXYZs… Regular people, kids.. A noticeable majority were women. And, peculiar number of women of a “certain age” Like 60 and up…
It was quite calm and peaceful in general. I looked out for any possible agitators, provocateurs and high production value designed and printed signs or t-shirts… But there were none. People seemed very sincere, and all signs and placards were hand made.
I had thought I was going to see a lot of anger in these people, but the palpable sentiments thick in the air was some desperation, but mostly HATE!!! They just hate Trump and what the brain washers told them he stands for… "RACIST, SEXIST, ANTI GAY… DONALD TRUMP MUST GO AWAY" … And this is coming from people who are chanting “Love Trump’s Hate”… A chant I couldn’t quite interpret, to be honest… The intended meaning might be to drown his “hate” with their love&light… But the chant certainly does not say that...
But, regardless of what it meant, when a few hundred people repeatedly chant these three words with emphasis on the last word “hate", it sounds pretty creepy, to say the least, when it’s echoing off the buildings on Fifth Avenue. When you hear people marching and chanting in unison, one can’t help recognizing the potential power of crowds, and how brainless and prone to being manipulated they are.
(Speaking of power of crowds, if you haven’t read it already, I would strongly recommend Nobel winner Elias Canetti’s seminal work Power of Crowds where he lays out how crowds and groups and societies behave, and how these predictable behaviors get used to manipulate them. It’s a fascinating and essential read that explains so much about groupthink)
I made some recordings of the chants today. I am attaching below, in case they are of any interest to you… (Filename=Chant)
Looking forward to tomorrow’s show… (I’ve been a huge douchebag… really sorry… wife lost job, which required austerity measures)
Best,
David Hazan
The SIGNS
• This pussy is not up for grabs
• My pussy grabs back
• You are fired!!!
• Protect immigrant families
• Finish civil war!
• Black liberation through socialist revolution
• Not my president (many many many of these)
• Make America safe again
• Fuck Trump
• Love Trump’s hate
• Make racists afraid again
• We’ll give Trump the same chance Tea Party gave Obama
• Regime change now!
• Racist sexist anti-gay, Donald trump must go away
• Molester scammer tax dodger
• Women unite!
• Not my president, not my first lady
• We are the popular vote
Brandon @ Kansas University
Hey Adam,
I know it's kinda late (or early) but I wanted to fill you in on how people here at Kansas University reacted to the election.
I was among a lot of people my age with silent support for Trump, primarily because of his anti-globalist stance. I remained silent because just the mention of his name brings out anger and hatred in people and I prefer to keep my friends. There was not a terrible backlash in response to the election (I mean we are in Kansas). There was a lot of crying, mostly from women. Two of my professors cried; one is from Costa Rica, who feared for her safety and the other is political scientist/Clinton Bot who predicted Clinton to win in a landslide (His professional prediction was giving Clinton every swing state except Ohio and Arizona). We were lectured by a black kid in our class that we have no idea what it is like to live in constant fear for your life and how much he is terrified, even though he comes from an upper class suburb of Kansas City. We didn't have a protest as far as I know of and I have not heard of any rally of any kind.
My political science professors are incredibly biased. It's sickening to me but a joy to the other slaves in my classes. One told our class of around 130 that Trump winning is a "catastrophe". He said that if he follows through on his promises and rips up trade agreements, the United States' and the world's economy will CRASH. My other professor said this election, Brexit and a potential National Front victory in France are the beginning of the FALL OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. "We're all gonna die!" He also used the the "RT is Russian sponsored propaganda" and that
I'm really hoping Trump will change things and won't be a puppet. I don't expect him to deliver on all his promises but I do want him to shake things up and move away from the establishment, which I think he will. Only time will tell.
Keep fighting the good fight, sir. You are doing a necessary service to all.
Thank you, Brandon H.
Black Pete
Producer Marijke
Hai Adam,
Zoals je weet komt vandaag (over 1,5 uur ongeveer) Sinterklaas aan in Nederland.
Dit jaar komt hij aan in Maassluis en daar woon ik ook.
Nu al (iets over half 11 's morgens) vliegen er politie helicopters constant over en is de noodverordening in ingeroepen om iedereen rustig te houden.
Door de zwarte pieten discussie komen er zowel van de voor- als tegenstander kant mensen protesteren.
Ook is er een team van 15 mensen van de explosieven opruimingsdienst aanwezig.
Een kinderfeest wat gezellig zou moeten zijn lijkt nu meer op een oefening voor een opstandings situatie.
Mensen worden preventief gefoeilleerd en overal is politie aanwezig.
Ben benieuwd hoe dit jaar de landelijke intocht zal zijn...
Wij gaan er in elk geval niet naartoe om te kijken, ondanks dat het maar een paar kilometer verder weg is. We zetten de tv aan en gaan met ons zoontje van 2 lekker op de bank zitten ;-)
Ben benieuwd naar de show van morgen!
Ik loop nogsteeds wat achter met luisteren en nu staat 855 te spelen :-)
Erg goede show als je het mij vraagt!
Zoals altijd ook voor John:
Keep up the good work and GO PODCASTING! ;-)
Groetjes,
Marijke
Caliphate!
STORIES
Moment magnitude scale - Wikipedia
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 14:04
The moment magnitude scale (abbreviated as MMS; denoted as MW or M) is used by seismologists to measure the size of earthquakes in terms of the energy released.[1]
The scale was developed in the 1970s to succeed the 1930s-era Richter magnitude scale (ML). Even though the formulas are different, the new scale retains a similar continuum of magnitude values to that defined by the older one. As with the Richter magnitude scale, an increase of one step on this logarithmic scale corresponds to a 101.5 (about 32) times increase in the amount of energy released, and an increase of two steps corresponds to a 103 (1,000) times increase in energy. Thus, an earthquake of MW of 7.0 releases about 32 times as much energy as one of 6.0 and 1,000 times that of 5.0.
The magnitude is based on the seismic moment of the earthquake, which is equal to the rigidity of the Earth multiplied by the average amount of slip on the fault and the size of the area that slipped.[2]
Since January 2002, the MMS has been the scale used by the United States Geological Survey to calculate and report magnitudes for all modern large earthquakes.[3]
Popular press reports of earthquake magnitude usually fail to distinguish between magnitude scales, and are often reported as "Richter magnitudes" when the reported magnitude is a moment magnitude (or a surface-wave or body-wave magnitude). Because the scales are intended to report the same results within their applicable conditions, the confusion is minor.
Historical context[edit]The Richter scale: a former measure of earthquake magnitude[edit]In 1935, Charles Richter and Beno Gutenberg developed the local magnitude ( M L {\displaystyle M_{\mathrm {L} }}) scale (popularly known as the Richter scale) with the goal of quantifying medium-sized earthquakes (between magnitude 3.0 and 7.0) in Southern California. This scale was based on the ground motion measured by a particular type of seismometer (a Wood-Anderson seismograph) at a distance of 100 kilometres (62 mi) from the earthquake's epicenter.[3] Because of this, there is an upper limit on the highest measurable magnitude, and all large earthquakes will tend to have a local magnitude of around 7.[4] Further, the magnitude becomes unreliable for measurements taken at a distance of more than about 600 kilometres (370 mi) from the epicenter. Since this ML scale was simple to use and corresponded well with the damage which was observed, it was extremely useful for engineering earthquake-resistant structures, and gained common acceptance.[5]
The modified Richter scale[edit]Although the Richter scale represented a major step forward, it was not as effective for characterizing some classes of quakes. As a result, Beno Gutenberg expanded Richter's work to consider earthquakes detected at distant locations. For such large distances the higher frequency vibrations are attenuated and seismic surface waves (Rayleigh and Love waves) are dominated by waves with a period of 20 seconds (which corresponds to a wavelength of about 60 km). Their magnitude was assigned a surface wave magnitude scale (MS). Gutenberg also combined compressional P-waves and the transverse S-waves (which he termed "body waves") to create a body-wave magnitude scale (Mb), measured for periods between 1 and 10 seconds. Ultimately Gutenberg and Richter collaborated to produce a combined scale which was able to estimate the energy released by an earthquake in terms of Gutenberg's surface wave magnitude scale (MS).[5]
Correcting weaknesses of the modified Richter scale[edit]The Richter Scale, as modified, was successfully applied to characterize localities. This enabled local building codes to establish standards for buildings which were earthquake resistant. However a series of quakes were poorly handled by the modified Richter scale. This series of "great earthquakes", included faults that broke along a line of up to 1000 km. Examples include the 1952 Aleutian Fox Islands quake and the 1960 Chilean quake, both of which broke faults approaching 1000 km. The MS scale was unable to characterize these "great earthquakes" accurately.[5]
The difficulties with use of MS in characterizing the quake resulted from the size of these earthquakes. Great quakes produced 20 s waves such that MS was comparable to normal quakes, but also produced very long period waves (more than 200 s) which carried large amounts of energy. As a result, use of the modified Richter scale methodology to estimate earthquake energy was deficient at high energies.[5]
In 1972, Keiiti Aki, a professor of Geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, introduced elastic dislocation theory to improve understanding of the earthquake mechanism. This theory proposed that the energy release from a quake is proportional to the surface area that breaks free, the average distance that the fault is displaced, and the rigidity of the material adjacent to the fault. This is found to correlate well with the seismologic readings from long-period seismographs. Hence the moment magnitude scale (MW) represented a major step forward in characterizing earthquakes.[6]
Recent research[edit]Recent research related to the moment magnitude scale has included:
Timely earthquake magnitude estimates to improve early warnings of earthquakes and tsunami. Earthquake early warning systems are operating in Japan, Mexico, Romania, Taiwan, and Turkey and are being tested in the United States, Europe, and Asia. These systems rely on a variety of analytic methods to attain an early estimate of the moment magnitude of a quake.[7]Efforts to extend the moment magnitude scale accuracy for high frequencies, which are important in localizing small quakes. Earthquakes below magnitude 3 scale poorly because the earth attenuates high frequency waves near the surface, making it difficult to resolve quakes smaller than 100 meters. By use of seismographs in deep wells this attenuation can be overcome.[8]Definition[edit]The symbol for the moment magnitude scale is M w {\displaystyle M_{\mathrm {w} }}, with the subscript w {\displaystyle \mathrm {w} } meaning mechanical work accomplished. The moment magnitude [9] M w {\displaystyle M_{\mathrm {w} }} is a dimensionless number defined by Hiroo Kanamori as
M w = 2 3 log 10 ' ( M 0 ) '' 10.7 , {\displaystyle M_{\mathrm {w} }={\frac {2}{3}}\log _{10}(M_{0})-10.7,}where M 0 {\displaystyle M_{0}} is the seismic moment in dyne'‹…cm (10''7 N'‹…m).[1] The constant values in the equation are chosen to achieve consistency with the magnitude values produced by earlier scales, such as the Local Magnitude and the Surface Wave magnitude.
Comparative energy released by two earthquakes[edit]As with the Richter scale, an increase of one step on this logarithmic scale corresponds to a 101.5 '‰ 32 times increase in the amount of energy released, and an increase of two steps corresponds to a 103 = 1000 times increase in energy. Thus, an earthquake of MW of 7.0 contains 1000 times as much energy as one of 5.0 and about 32 times that of 6.0.
The following formula, obtained by solving the previous equation for M 0 {\displaystyle M_{0}}, allows one to assess the proportional difference f Î-- E {\displaystyle f_{\Delta E}} in energy release between earthquakes of two different moment magnitudes, say m 1 {\displaystyle m_{1}} and m 2 {\displaystyle m_{2}}:
f Î-- E = 10 3 2 ( m 1 '' m 2 ) . {\displaystyle f_{\Delta E}=10^{{\frac {3}{2}}(m_{1}-m_{2})}.}For example, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 7.0 is approximately 5.62 times greater than a quake with moment magnitude 6.5.
Radiated seismic energy[edit]Potential energy is stored in the crust in the form of built-up stress. During an earthquake, this stored energy is transformed and results in
The seismic moment M 0 {\displaystyle M_{0}} is a measure of the total amount of energy that is transformed during an earthquake. Only a small fraction of the seismic moment M 0 {\displaystyle M_{0}} is converted into radiated seismic energy E s {\displaystyle E_{\mathrm {s} }}, which is what seismographs register. Using the estimate
E s = M 0 '‹… 10 '' 4.8 = M 0 '‹… 1.6 — 10 '' 5 , {\displaystyle E_{\mathrm {s} }=M_{0}\cdot 10^{-4.8}=M_{0}\cdot 1.6\times 10^{-5},}Choy and Boatwright defined in 1995 the energy magnitude[10]
M e = 2 3 log 10 ' E s '' 2.9 {\displaystyle M_{\mathrm {e} }=\textstyle {\frac {2}{3}}\log _{10}E_{\mathrm {s} }-2.9}where E s {\displaystyle E_{\mathrm {s} }} is in N.m.
Nuclear explosions[edit]The energy released by nuclear weapons is traditionally expressed in terms of the energy stored in a kiloton or megaton of the conventional explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT).
A rule of thumb equivalence from seismology used in the study of nuclear proliferation asserts that a one kiloton nuclear explosion creates a seismic signal with a magnitude of approximately 4.0.[11] This in turn leads to the equation[12]
M n = 2 3 log 10 ' m T N T Mt + 6 , {\displaystyle M_{n}=\textstyle {\frac {2}{3}}\displaystyle \log _{10}{\frac {m_{\mathrm {TNT} }}{\mbox{Mt}}}+6,}where m T N T {\displaystyle m_{\mathrm {TNT} }} is the mass of the explosive TNT that is quoted for comparison (relative to megatons Mt).
Such comparison figures are not very meaningful. As with earthquakes, during an underground explosion of a nuclear weapon, only a small fraction of the total amount of energy released ends up being radiated as seismic waves. Therefore, a seismic efficiency needs to be chosen for the bomb that is being quoted in this comparison. Using the conventionalspecific energy of TNT (4.184 MJ/kg), the above formula implies that about 0.5% of the bomb's energy is converted into radiated seismic energy E s {\displaystyle E_{s}}.[13] For real underground nuclear tests, the actual seismic efficiency achieved varies significantly and depends on the site and design parameters of the test.
Comparison with Richter scale[edit]The moment magnitude ( M w {\displaystyle M_{\mathrm {w} }}) scale was introduced in 1979 by Caltech seismologists Thomas C. Hanks and Hiroo Kanamori to address the shortcomings of the Richter scale (detailed above) while maintaining consistency. Thus, for medium-sized earthquakes, the moment magnitude values should be similar to Richter values. That is, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake will be about a 5.0 on both scales. This scale was based on the physical properties of the earthquake, specifically the seismic moment ( M 0 {\displaystyle M_{0}}). Unlike other scales, the moment magnitude scale does not saturate at the upper end; there is no upper limit to the possible measurable magnitudes. However, this has the side-effect that the scales diverge for smaller earthquakes.[1]
The concept of seismic moment was introduced in 1966,[14] but it took 13 years before the M w {\displaystyle M_{\mathrm {w} }} scale was designed. The reason for the delay was that the necessary spectra of seismic signals had to be derived by hand at first, which required personal attention to every event. Faster computers than those available in the 1960s were necessary and seismologists had to develop methods to process earthquake signals automatically. In the mid-1970s Dziewonski[15] started the Harvard Global Centroid Moment Tensor Catalog.[16] After this advance, it was possible to introduce M w {\displaystyle M_{\mathrm {w} }} and estimate it for large numbers of earthquakes.
Moment magnitude is now the most common measure for medium to large earthquake magnitudes,[17] but breaks down for smaller quakes. For example, the United States Geological Survey does not use this scale for earthquakes with a magnitude of less than 3.5, which is the great majority of quakes.
Magnitude scales differ from earthquake intensity, which is the perceptible shaking, and local damage experienced during a quake. The shaking intensity at a given spot depends on many factors, such as soil types, soil sublayers, depth, type of displacement, and range from the epicenter (not counting the complications of building engineering and architectural factors). Rather, magnitude scales are used to estimate with one number the size of the quake.
The following table compares magnitudes towards the upper end of the Richter Scale for major Californian earthquakes.[1][18]
See also[edit]^ abcdHanks, Thomas C.; Kanamori, Hiroo (May 1979). "Moment magnitude scale"(PDF). Journal of Geophysical Research. 84 (B5): 2348''50. Bibcode:1979JGR....84.2348H. doi:10.1029/JB084iB05p02348. Archived from the original on August 21, 2010. ^"Glossary of Terms on Earthquake Maps". USGS. Retrieved 2009-03-21. ^ ab"USGS Earthquake Magnitude Policy (implemented on January 18, 2002)". ^"On Earthquake Magnetudes". ^ abcdHiroo Kanamori, 1978, Quantification of Earthquakes, Nature 271, 411-414 doi:10.1038/271411a0^K. Aki; Earthquake Mechanism; Tectonophysics; Elsevier B.V.; Vol 13, pages 423-446^Caprio, M., M. Lancieri, G. B. Cua, A. Zollo, and S. Wiemer (2011), An evolutionary approach to real-time moment magnitude estimation via inversion of displacement spectra, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L02301, doi:10.1029/2010GL045403.^Abercrombie, R. E.; Earthquake source scaling relationships from -1 to 5 using seismograms recorded at a 2.5 km depth; Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 100, No. B12, p. 24, 015-24, 036, 1995^Hiroo Kanamori, 1977, The energy release in great earthquakes. Journal of geophysical research, 82(20), 2981-2987.^Choy, George L.; Boatwright, John L. (1995), "Global patterns of radiated seismic energy and apparent stress", Journal of Geophysical Research, 100 (B9): 18205''28, Bibcode:1995JGR...10018205C, doi:10.1029/95JB01969 ^"Nuclear Testing and Nonproliferation", "Chapter 5: Assessing Monitoring Requirements"^"Nevada Seismological Lab". ^Q: How much energy is released in an earthquake?^Aki, Keiiti (1966). "4. Generation and propagation of G waves from the Niigata earthquake of June 14, 1964. Part 2. Estimation of earthquake moment, released energy and stress-strain drop from G wave spectrum"(PDF). Bulletin of the Earthquake Research Institute. 44: 73''88. ^Dziewonski, A. M.; Gilbert, F. (1976). "The effect of small aspherical perturbations on travel times and a re-examination of the corrections for ellipticity". Geophys. J. R. Astron. Soc. 44 (1): 7''17. Bibcode:1976GeoJI..44....7D. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.1976.tb00271.x. ^"Global Centroid Moment Tensor Catalog". Globalcmt.org. Retrieved 2011-11-30. ^Boyle, Alan (May 12, 2008). "Quakes by the numbers". MSNBC. Retrieved 2008-05-12. That original scale has been tweaked through the decades, and nowadays calling it the "Richter scale" is an anachronism. The most common measure is known simply as the moment magnitude scale. ^"Upper end magnitudes comparison" FxsolverReferences[edit]Utsu, T (2002). Lee, W.H.K.; Kanamori, H.; Jennings, P.C.; Kisslinger, C., eds. "Relationships between magnitude scales". International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology. International Geophysics. Academic Press, a division of Elsevier. A (81): 733''46. External links[edit]
7.8-magnitude quake rocks New Zealand | Earth | EarthSky
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:50
New Zealand earthquake, November 13, 2016.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand this morning, 33 miles (53 km) north-northeast of Amberley. New Zealand Civil Defense issued a tsunami warning following the quake, which jolted New Zealand's South Island. The tsunami threat covers the east coast of all New Zealand, and waves could arrive immediately. The warning said:
The tsunami may arrive in the Eastern Coast of the North Island shortly. Move inland or to higher ground immediately.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a Pacific-wide warning.
Read more from USGS
If you are in a low lying area on the East Coast of the North, South or Chatham Islands move immediately to higher ground. #eqnz
'-- MCDEM (@NZcivildefence) November 13, 2016
The first wave may not be the largest. Waves may continue for several hours. #eqnz
'-- MCDEM (@NZcivildefence) November 13, 2016
remember to drop, cover and hold in any quakes '' aftershocks will continue. stay safe. #eqnzpic.twitter.com/PXnsvOF63S
'-- MCDEM (@NZcivildefence) November 13, 2016
Donald Trump Is Picking His Cabinet: Here's a Short List - The New York Times
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:48
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John R. Bolton Former United States ambassador to the United Nations under George W. Bush
Bob Corker Senator from Tennessee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Newt Gingrich Former House speaker
Zalmay Khalilzad Former United States ambassador to Afghanistan
Stanley A. McChrystal Former senior military commander in Afghanistan
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Jeb Hensarling Representative from Texas and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
Steven Mnuchin Former Goldman Sachs executive and Mr. Trump's campaign finance chairman
Tim Pawlenty Former Minnesota governor
Kelly Ayotte Departing senator from New Hampshire and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn Former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (he would need a waiver from Congress because of a seven-year rule for retired officers)
Stephen J. Hadley National security adviser under George W. Bush
Jon Kyl Former senator from Arizona
Jeff Sessions Senator from Alabama who is a prominent immigration opponent
Chris Christie New Jersey governor
Rudolph W. Giuliani Former New York mayor
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Jan Brewer Former Arizona governor
Robert E. Grady Gryphon Investors partner
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Sonny Perdue Former Georgia governor
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Joe Arpaio Departing sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz.
David A. Clarke Jr. Milwaukee County sheriff
Michael McCaul Representative from Texas and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee
Jeff Sessions Senator from Alabama
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Dan DiMicco Former chief executive of Nucor Corporation, a steel production company, and a critic of Chinese trade practices
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Hillary Clinton Blames F.B.I. Director for Election Loss - NYTimes.com
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:46
Hillary Clinton on Saturday cast blame for her surprise election loss on the announcement by the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, days before the election that he had revived the inquiry into her use of a private email server.
In her most extensive remarks since she conceded the race to Donald J. Trump early Wednesday, Mrs. Clinton told donors on a 30-minute conference call that Mr. Comey's decision to send a letter to Congress about the inquiry 11 days before Election Day had thrust the controversy back into the news and had prevented her from ending the campaign with an optimistic closing argument.
''There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful,'' Mrs. Clinton said, according to a donor who relayed the remarks. But, she added, ''our analysis is that Comey's letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, stopped our momentum.''
The Run-UpThe podcast that makes sense of the most delirious stretch of the 2016 campaign.Mrs. Clinton said a second letter from Mr. Comey, clearing her once again, which came two days before Election Day, had been even more damaging. In that letter, Mr. Comey said an examination of a new trove of emails, which had been found on the computer of Anthony D. Weiner, the estranged husband of one of her top aides, had not caused him to change his earlier conclusion that Mrs. Clinton should face no charges over her handling of classified information.
Her campaign said the seemingly positive outcome had only hurt it with voters who did not trust Mrs. Clinton and were receptive to Mr. Trump's claims of a ''rigged system.'' In particular, white suburban women who had been on the fence were reminded of the email imbroglio and broke decidedly in Mr. Trump's favor, aides said.
After leading in polls in many battleground states, Mrs. Clinton told the donors on Saturday, ''we dropped, and we had to keep really pushing to regain our advantage, which going into last weekend we had.''
''We were once again up in all but two of the battleground states, and we were up considerably in some that we ended up losing,'' Mrs. Clinton said. ''And we were feeling like we had to put it back together.''
Presidential candidates have a long history of blaming forces outside their control for their losses. In 2004, John Kerry linked his defeat to a videotape of Osama bin Laden that appeared days before the election, stoking fears about terrorism. In 2012, Mitt Romney told donors he had lost because President Obama had vowed to bestow ''gifts'' on Democratic special interests groups, namely African-Americans, Hispanics and young people.
Mrs. Clinton's contention appears to be more rooted in reality '-- and hard data. An internal campaign memo with polling data said that ''there is no question that a week from Election Day, Secretary Clinton was poised for a historic win,'' but that, in the end, ''late-breaking developments in the race proved one hurdle too many for us to overcome.''
Mrs. Clinton lost narrowly in several battleground states, and by the time all ballots are counted, she appears poised to win the popular vote by more than two million votes.
Still, Mrs. Clinton's instinct to shun any personal responsibility angered some Democrats. Several donors on the call, while deeply bitter about Mr. Comey's actions, said they believed that Mrs. Clinton and her campaign had suffered avoidable missteps that handed the election to an unacceptable opponent. They pointed to the campaign's lack of a compelling message for white working-class voters and to decisions years ago by Mrs. Clinton to use a private email address at the State Department and to accept millions of dollars for speeches to Wall Street.
''There is a special place in hell for Clinton staff, allegedly including Cheryl Mills, that okayed the email server setup,'' Jim Manley, a Democratic strategist and former senior aide to Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, wrote on Sidewire, a social media site, referring to a longtime aide and lawyer to Mrs. Clinton.
Document | Clinton Staff Memo Cites 'One Hurdle Too Many' Hillary Clinton's campaign staff distributed an internal memo on Thursday detailing why it thought the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had played a role in Mrs. Clinton's loss.
Mrs. Clinton's campaign was so confident in her victory that her aides popped open Champagne on the campaign plane early Tuesday. But that conviction, aides would later learn, was based largely on erroneous data showing that young, black and Latino voters and suburban women who had been turned off by Mr. Trump's comments but viewed Mrs. Clinton unfavorably would turn out for her in higher numbers than they ultimately did.
Exit polls conducted by Edison Research found that among people who said they had decided in the final week before Election Day, 47 percent voted for Mr. Trump and 42 percent for Mrs. Clinton.
As early as Wednesday morning, aides began to explain to Democrats shaken by the loss that the campaign's sophisticated data modeling had not taken into account the bombshell F.B.I. announcement.
Mr. Comey's letters to Congress went against the F.B.I.'s longstanding tradition of avoiding decisions that could affect elections, but he told aides that he felt he had no choice because he had already weighed in on the case so publicly. In July, he had taken the unusual step of publicly announcing that the F.B.I. would not charge Mrs. Clinton.
At the time, she believed she had finally put the issue to rest. And after the final debate on Oct. 19 in Las Vegas, she emerged in such a strong position that she began to focus on campaigning for down-ballot Democrats and planned a campaign stop in traditionally Republican Arizona.
''We felt so good about where we were,'' Mrs. Clinton told donors. Before Mr. Comey's first letter to Congress, she added, ''we just had a real wind at our back.''
Mr. Trump seized on the letter, telling voters in Nevada the Saturday before Election Day that ''the F.B.I. has reopened its criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton,'' and that the matter ''would grind government to a halt'' should Mrs. Clinton win the White House. The F.B.I.'s examination of the new emails did not in fact reopen the investigation.
Democratic pollsters attributed Mr. Trump's laser-thin victories in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin '-- states that President Obama had won '-- largely to a drifting of college-educated suburban women to the Republican nominee at the last minute, because of the renewed focus on Mrs. Clinton's email server.
''We lost with college-educated whites after leading with them all summer,'' a Clinton spokesman, Brian Fallon, said on Wednesday. ''Five more days of reminders about Comey, and they gravitated back to Trump.''
Before Mrs. Clinton spoke on Saturday, her finance director, Dennis Cheng, thanked the donors on the call, each of whom had raised at least $100,000. The campaign brought in nearly $1 billion to spend heavily on data efforts, to disperse hundreds of staff members to battleground states, and to air television advertisements '-- only to fall short to Mr. Trump's upstart operation.
Donors conceded that, ultimately, no amount of money could match Mr. Trump's crisp pitch, aimed at the economically downtrodden, to ''make America great again.''
''You can have the greatest field program, and we did '-- he had nothing,'' said Jay S. Jacobs, a prominent New York Democrat and donor to Mrs. Clinton. ''You can have better ads, paid for by greater funds, and we did. Unfortunately, Trump had the winning argument.''
Mrs. Clinton has kept a low profile since her concession speech at a Midtown Manhattan hotel on Wednesday. On Thursday, a young mother with her 13-month-old daughter spotted Mrs. Clinton walking her dogs near her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., posting a photo of the defeated candidate on Facebook that quickly went viral along with the hashtag #ImStillWithHer.
On Friday night, Mrs. Clinton thanked volunteers on a nationwide conference call. ''Look, I'm not going to sugarcoat it,'' she said, sighing. ''These have been very, very tough days.''
'Trial of the millennium': Judge rules kids can sue US government over climate change '-- RT America
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:42
An Oregon federal court has paved the way for young people in the US to fight climate change through the courts, ruling against the government and fossil fuel companies' attempts to dismiss a case brought against them.
Federal Judge Ann Aiken ruled that the lawsuit brought against the US government by a group of 21 young people aged between nine and 20 can move forward as it ''adequately alleged infringement of a fundamental right.''
Our Children's Trust has filed lawsuits in each state accusing the government of failing to adequately address the issue of climate change. The lawsuit says the government's inaction is endangering young people by permitting greenhouse gas pollution to continue over 50 years despite knowing it was ''destabilizing'' the climate.
While the government and a number of fossil fuel companies attempted to have the suit dismissed, Aiken found the case to be valid.
''This action is of a different order than the typical environmental case. It alleges that defendants' actions and inactions '' whether or not they violate any specific statutory duty '' have so profoundly damaged our home planet that they threaten plaintiffs' fundamental constitutional rights to life and liberty," she said.
''Although the United States has made international commitments regarding climate change, granting the relief requested here would be fully consistent with those commitments,'' her decision read. ''There is no contradiction between promising other nations the United States will reduce CO2 emissions and a judicial order directing the United States to go beyond its international commitments to more aggressively reduce CO2 emissions."
The case is shaped around the issue of public trust, which calls for the government to protect common elements, like water and coastlines for the people.
It claims the government needs to protect the atmosphere and failing to do so violates the public trust. Describing the decision as ''one of the most significant in our nation's history,'' Julia Olson of Children's Trust said. ''This court just gave the youth of this country the critical opportunity to protect their futures. In what will be the trial of the millennium, these young plaintiffs will prove that their federal government, in cooperation with the fossil fuel industry, has knowingly put them in grave danger, trading their futures for present convenience and gross profits for a few.''
"It's clear Judge Aiken gets what's at stake for us," 17-year-old plaintiff Victoria Barrett, said. "Our planet and our generation don't have time to waste. If we continue on our current path, my school in Manhattan will be underwater in 50 years. We are moving to trial and I'm looking forward to having the world see the incredible power my generation holds. We are going to put our nation on a science-based path toward climate stabilization."
The Cognitive Dissonance Cluster Bomb | Scott Adams' Blog
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 06:53
Posted November 12th, 2016 @ 7:55am
Earlier this week CNN.com listed 24 different theories that pundits have provided for why Trump won. And the list isn't even complete. I've heard other explanations as well. What does it tell you when there are 24 different explanations for a thing?
It tells you that someone just dropped a cognitive dissonance cluster bomb on the public. Heads exploded. Cognitive dissonance set in. Weird theories came out. This is the cleanest and clearest example of cognitive dissonance you will ever see. Remember it.
This phenomenon is why a year ago I told you I was putting so much emphasis on PREDICTING the outcome of the election using the Master Persuader Filter. I told you it would be easy to fit any theory to the facts AFTER the result. And sure enough, we can fit lots of theories to the facts. At least 24 of them by CNN's count.
Generally speaking, the greater the persuasion, the more cognitive dissonance you get. Trump is '' in my opinion '' the greatest persuader of my lifetime. I expected this level of cognitive dissonance. Next time you see a persuader of this magnitude, you can expect the outcome to be cognitive dissonance in that case too.
This brings me to the anti-Trump protests. The protesters look as though they are protesting Trump, but they are not. They are locked in an imaginary world and battling their own hallucinations of the future. Here's the setup that triggered them.
1. They believe they are smart and well-informed.
2. Their good judgement told them Trump is OBVIOUSLY the next Hitler, or something similarly bad.
3. Half of the voters of the United States '' including a lot of smart people '' voted Trump into office anyway.
Those ''facts'' can't be reconciled in the minds of the anti-Trumpers. Mentally, something has to give. That's where cognitive dissonance comes in.
There are two ways for an anti-Trumper to interpret that reality. One option is to accept that if half the public doesn't see Trump as a dangerous monster, perhaps he isn't. But that would conflict with a person's self-image as being smart and well-informed in the first place. When you violate a person's self-image, it triggers cognitive dissonance to explain-away the discrepancy.
So how do you explain-away Trump's election if you think you are smart and you think you are well-informed and you think Trump is OBVIOUSLY a monster?
You solve for that incongruity by hallucinating '' literally '' that Trump supporters KNOW Trump is a monster and they PREFER the monster. In this hallucination, the KKK is not a nutty fringe group but rather a symbol of how all Trump supporters must feel. (They don't. Not even close.)
In a rational world it would be obvious that Trump supporters include lots of brilliant and well-informed people. That fact '' as obvious as it would seem '' is invisible to the folks who can't even imagine a world in which their powers of perception could be so wrong. To reconcile their world, they have to imagine all Trump supporters as defective in some moral or cognitive way, or both.
As I often tell you, we all live in our own movies inside our heads. Humans did not evolve with the capability to understand their reality because it was not important to survival. Any illusion that keeps us alive long enough to procreate is good enough.
That's why the protestors live in a movie in which they are fighting against a monster called Trump and you live in a movie where you got the president you wanted for the changes you prefer. Same planet, different realities.
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Obama Lobbies Against Obliteration by Trump - The New York Times
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 06:34
PhotoPresident Obama and President-elect Donald Trump made nice on Thursday, at least in front of the cameras.Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York TimesWASHINGTON '-- YOU know how desperate President Obama is '-- as he contemplates all his accomplishments going down the drain at the hands of a man he has total contempt for '-- when he is willing to do something so against his nature.
He tried to persuade Donald Trump.
We saw that unicorn glimpsed only fleetingly in the last eight years: the cajoling Barack Obama.
The president flattered the president-elect by letting Trump rack up the ego arithmetic.
''This was a meeting that was going to last for maybe 10 or 15 minutes and we were just going to get to know each other,'' Trump told reporters afterward, as they sat in front of the Oval Office fireplace. But, he marveled, ''The meeting lasted for almost an hour and a half.''
And lo and behold, it worked '-- sort of. In his first post-election newspaper interview, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he would consider leaving in place the parts of Obamacare that allow children to stay on their parents' health plan until they are 26 and that prevent people from being refused insurance because of existing conditions.
''I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,'' Trump said.
Of course, those are two very popular elements of the law that Republicans wouldn't dream of killing anyway. Still, President Obama's charm and civility clearly made a strong impression, though it's impossible to say when a nasty tweet will come in the middle of the night.
''I want a country that loves each other,'' Trump told the paper. ''I want to stress that.''
Harry Reid wasn't in a kumbaya frame of mind, calling Trump ''a sexual predator who lost the popular vote.''
Out of a hailstorm of unfathomable things during the week, one sticks out to me: How can it be that in the end, Barack Obama did not understand the Obama revolution?
He came away from that elated whoosh in 2008 not comprehending that many voters viewed him as the escape hatch from Clinton Inc. It never would have occurred to anyone then '-- even the Clintons '-- that President Obama would be the one to brush away any aversions and objections, take us by the elbow, and firmly steer us back to Clinton Inc.
Voters waited in line for hours at those early Obama rallies because they wanted thunderous change. They wanted a newcomer who didn't look like the old dudes on our money, someone who would bust up the incestuous system and give us, as the poster said, hope.
But Obama lost touch with his revolutionary side and settled comfortably into being an Ivy League East Coast cerebral elitist who hung out with celebrities, lectured Congress and scorned the art of political persuasion.
He was cozy with Silicon Valley and dismissive of working-class voters anxious about globalization, shrugging that ''We're part of an interconnected global economy now, and there's no going back from that.'' He was dismissive of Americans anxious about terrorism after the Paris attacks, noting that you'd be more likely to die from a bathtub fall.
He was dismissive of Bernie Sanders and his voters, treating Sanders as a fairy tale, just as Bill Clinton treated him in 2008 when he was a senator with little record but with an army of passionate supporters who wanted to upend moldy politics.
Nudging Sanders and Joe Biden toward the exit, Obama was the ultimate establishmentarian. As he told the Rutgers student paper in May, ''We have to make incremental changes where we can, and every once in a while you'll get a breakthrough and make the kind of big changes that are necessary.''
The man who swept into the White House in a boisterous rebellion was dismissive of the boisterous rebellions in both the Democratic and Republican Parties. He insisted that an incrementalist and fellow Ivy League East Coast cerebral elitist who hangs out with celebrities would be best to save his legacy.
Even Michelle, who understands the importance of the visceral in politics better than her husband and who said in 2007 that the bid to usurp Hillary was about ''our souls,'' tamped down hope. ''Remember, it's not about voting for the perfect candidate,'' she told a crowd at La Salle University. ''There is no such person.''
The leaked John Podesta emails showed how deluded the campaign was about the insurgent mood of the voters.
In January 2015, Hillary's communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, advised Podesta: ''Make a virtue of her longevity. Embrace all the Clinton-ness '-- the forty years in politics, the decades on the national stage.''
As late as February, Hillary's chief strategist, Joel Benenson, was fretting that the candidate had no vision or message compared to Sanders: ''Do we have any sense from her what she believes or wants her core message to be?''
As she cuddled up to Wall Street, Hillary forgot about the forgotten man '-- and woman. Bill complained in meetings that campaign manager Robby Mook was ignoring white working-class voters, according to Politico, but his concern was waved off as the plea of ''a talented but aging politician who simply refused to accept the new Democratic map.''
They should have listened. Bill ousted the first President Bush by focusing on ''you'' rather than ''I,'' what the voters wanted. Hillary's campaign message boiled down to ''It's my turn, dammit.''
President Obama, trying to hoist Hillary over the finish line, offered a solipsistic message, saying it would be ''a personal insult'' if African-Americans did not vote for Hillary, and an accusatory message, suggesting that sexism was stopping men from voting for Hillary.
In September, Hillary stumbled when she dismissed half of Trump supporters as a ''basket of deplorables.'' Tellingly, the snooty remarks were made at a high-dollar fund-raiser hosted by Barbra Streisand and other sparklies at Cipriani Wall Street.
Hillary should have spent less time collecting money on Wall Street and more time collecting votes in Wisconsin.
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Clinton blames FBI's Comey for her defeat in call with donors | Reuters
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 06:00
By Luciana Lopez and Ginger Gibson| NEW YORK/WASHINGTONNEW YORK/WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton blamed FBI director James Comey for her stunning defeat in Tuesday's presidential election in a conference call with her top campaign funders on Saturday, according to two participants who were on the call.
Clinton was projected by nearly every national public opinion poll as the heavy favorite going into Tuesday's race. Instead, Republican Donald Trump won the election, shocking many throughout the nation and prompting widespread protests.
Clinton has kept a low profile since her defeat after delivering her concession speech on Wednesday morning.
Clinton told her supporters on Saturday that her team had drafted a memo that looked at the changing opinion polls leading up to the election and that the letter from Comey proved to be a turning point. She said Comey's decision to go public with the renewed examination of her email server had caused an erosion of support in the upper Midwest, according to three people familiar with the call.
Clinton lost in Wisconsin, the first time since 1984 that the state favored the Republican candidate in a presidential election. Although the final result in Michigan has still not been tallied, it is leaning Republican, in a state that last favored the Republican nominee in 1988.
Comey sent a letter to Congress only days before the election announcing that he was reinstating an investigation into whether Clinton mishandled classified information when she used a private email server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2012.
Comey announced a week later that he had reviewed emails and continued to believe she should not be prosecuted, but the political damage was already done.
Clinton told donors that Trump was able to seize on both of Comey's announcements and use them to attack her, according to two participants on the call.
While the second letter cleared her of wrongdoing, Clinton said that it reinforced to Trump's supporters that the system was rigged in her favor and motivated them to mobilize on Election Day.
The memo prepared by Clinton's campaign, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, said voters who decided which candidate to support in the last week were more likely to support Trump than Clinton.
"In the end, late breaking developments in the race proved one hurdle too many for us to overcome," the memo concludes.
A spokesperson for the FBI could not immediately be reached for comment.
On the phone call, Dennis Chang, who served as Clinton's finance chair, said her campaign and the national party had raised more than $900 million from more than 3 million individual donors, according to the two participants who spoke to Reuters.
TRUMP: 'RESTRAINED' TWITTER PRESENCE
As Clinton gave her account to donors, Trump hunkered down at Trump Tower with members of the transition team announced on Friday and tasked with selecting the 15 Cabinet posts and thousands of political appointment jobs.
Kellyanne Conway, who served as his campaign manager, said on Saturday that the an announcement of a new chief of staff is "imminent." Two candidates whose names have surfaced as contenders for the top White House job are campaign CEO Steve Bannon and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
Trump will deliver a speech about his plans moving forward in the coming days and may undertake a national victory tour, Conway said, without providing further details. He will be sworn in on January 20.
The president-elect plans to keep his communication channels open. In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that will air on Sunday, Trump said he isn't ready to give up his Twitter account, where he routinely posted controversial statements during the campaign that unleashed harsh criticism.
"I'm going to be very restrained, if I use it at all, I'm going to be very restrained," Trump said.
(Reporting by Ginger Gibson in Washington and Luciana Lopez in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler and Mary Milliken)
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Kasich for president?
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 03:46
I've read two things this morning that are life-changing. That's pretty good for a Saturday. And it's possible that this piece too will be similarly interesting.
First, go listen to this audio interview with NBA coach Gregg Popovich. It's very fog-clearing and uplifting. He's an amazingly clear thinker and speaker. To be as successful in the NBA as he has been, you have to be.
Then, read this piece about living in an autocracy, by someone who has lived in one most of his life. That's what's coming in the USA if we don't do something.
But what can we do? Well the Electoral College votes on December 19. And while there is a tradition that they vote according to the way the people in their state voted, there's no Constitutional requirement that they do.
This suggests that if an alternative was put forward, that meets the objectives of most Trump voters, without the autocracy and hate, maybe we could make some nice lemonade out of this situation. (I would also want to get the approval of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, so that Democratic voters have a say.)
Coach P got me thinking in this direction when he asked the simple question -- why are we rushing into a transition. We could instead have another campaign after some serious compromising and win-win construction. Put forward John Kasich, perhaps. He sounds like a guy who would leave office after his term was up or if he lost a reelection bid. Almost anything is better than Trump (who just wants money and attention, why can't we give him that w/o the nuclear launch codes).
At this point who cares! Let's save our fucking country and sanity. Give Trump a Congressional Medal of Honor, Purple Heart and his own cable channel, no cost, for life. A Broadway parade and a hearty thanks from everyone in America for being a champ, and a good guy and a billionaire and a true patriot. This is what he wants. Give it to him. Give him more than he wants.
Vox doesn't think it's workable, but let's concede the new president is a Republican, not Hillary Clinton. To make this work, she would have to request that her electors vote for the compromise candidate. I think Kasich is a good choice. We know he has guts and it's pretty clear he loves America.
There's not much time to put it together, and a real campaign would have to be waged to make sure that the Trump voters know that we will implement the changes they wanted, and a lot of good things will happen. That's the lemonade part. ;-)
Thanks for listening.
Trump Campaigned Against Lobbyists, but Now They're on His Transition Team - NYTimes.com
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 03:26
WASHINGTON '-- President-elect Donald J. Trump, who campaigned against the corrupt power of special interests, is filling his transition team with some of the very sort of people who he has complained have too much clout in Washington: corporate consultants and lobbyists.
Jeffrey Eisenach, a consultant who has worked for years on behalf of Verizon and other telecommunications clients, is the head of the team that is helping to pick staff members at the Federal Communications Commission.
Michael Catanzaro, a lobbyist whose clients include Devon Energy and Encana Oil and Gas, holds the ''energy independence'' portfolio.
The Run-UpThe podcast that makes sense of the most delirious stretch of the 2016 campaign.Michael Torrey, a lobbyist who runs a firm that has earned millions of dollars helping food industry players such as the American Beverage Association and the dairy giant Dean Foods, is helping set up the new team at the Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Trump was swept to power in large part by white working-class voters who responded to his vow to restore the voices of forgotten people, ones drowned out by big business and Wall Street. But in his transition to power, some of the most prominent voices will be those of advisers who come from the same industries for which they are being asked to help set the regulatory groundwork.
The president-elect's spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, declined a request for comment, as did nearly a dozen corporate executives, consultants and lobbyists serving on his transition team, which was outlined in a list distributed widely in Washington on Thursday.
A number of the people on that list are well-established experts with no clear interest in helping private-sector clients. But to critics of Mr. Trump '-- both Democrats and Republicans '-- the inclusion of advisers with industry ties is a first sign that he may not follow through on all of his promises.
''This whole idea that he was an outsider and going to destroy the political establishment and drain the swamp were the lines of a con man, and guess what '-- he is being exposed as just that,'' said Peter Wehner, who served in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George Bush before becoming a speechwriter for George W. Bush. ''He is failing the first test, and he should be held accountable for it.''
Transition teams help new presidents pick the new cabinet, as well as up to 4,000 political appointees who will take over top posts in agencies across the government. President Obama, after he was first elected, instituted rules that prohibited individuals who had served as registered lobbyists in the prior year from serving as transition advisers in the areas in which they represented private clients. They were also prohibited, after the administration took power, from lobbying in the parts of the government they helped set up.
''They wanted to make sure that people were not putting their thumb on the scale, or even the perception of that,'' said Martha Joynt Kumar, the director of a nonprofit group called the White House Transition Project, which has studied two decades of presidential transitions.
Among the advisers assisting Mr. Trump who have no clear private-sector ties are Brian Johnson, a top lawyer for the House Financial Services Committee, who is helping to pick top staff members for the federal government's many financial services agencies.
Edwin Meese III, who served as attorney general under Mr. Reagan and is now associated with the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank, is helping oversee management and budget issues, along with Kay Coles James, a Bush administration official who now runs an institute that trains future African-American leaders.
Former Representative Mike Rogers, Republican of Michigan, who served as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and was once a special agent in the F.B.I., is overseeing issues related to national security, including the intelligence agencies and the Department of Homeland Security.
But in other areas, most notably the energy sector, the transition team advisers are far from independent.
Mr. Catanzaro's client list is a who's who of major corporate players '-- such as the Hess Corporation and Devon Energy '-- that have tried to challenge the Obama administration's environmental and energy policies on issues such as how much methane gas can be released at oil and gas drilling sites, lobbying disclosure reports show.
He also worked with oil industry players to help push through major legislation goals, such as allowing the export of crude oil. He will now help pick Mr. Trump's energy team.
Michael McKenna, another lobbyist helping to pick key administration officials who will oversee energy policy, has a client list that this year has included the Southern Company, one of the most vocal critics of efforts to prevent climate change by putting limits on emissions from coal-burning power plants.
Advisers with ties to other industries include Martin Whitmer, who is overseeing ''transportation and infrastructure'' for the Trump transition. He is the chairman of a Washington law firm whose lobbying clients include the Association of American Railroads and the National Asphalt Pavement Association.
David Malpass, the former chief economist at Bear Stearns, the Wall Street investment bank that collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis, is overseeing the ''economic issues'' portfolio of the transition, as well as operations at the Treasury Department. Mr. Malpass now runs a firm called Encima Global, which sells economic research to institutional investors and corporate clients.
Mr. Eisenach, as a telecom industry consultant, has worked to help major cellular companies fight back against regulations proposed by the F.C.C. that would mandate so-called net neutrality '-- requiring providers to give equal access to their networks to outside companies. He is now helping to oversee the rebuilding of the staff at the F.C.C.
Dan DiMicco, a former chief executive of the steelmaking company Nucor, who now serves on the board of directors of Duke Energy, is heading the transition team for the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Mr. DiMicco has long argued that China is unfairly subsidizing its manufacturing sector at the expense of American jobs.
In his campaign, Mr. Trump promised to take steps to close the so-called revolving door, through which government officials leave their posts and then personally profit by helping private companies reap rewards from policies or programs they had recently managed.
In October, declaring that ''it's time to drain the swamp in Washington,'' he promised to institute a five-year ban in which all executive branch officials would be prevented from lobbying the government after they left. He has also promised to expand the definition of a lobbyist, so it includes corporate consultants who do not register as lobbyists but still often act like one.
Bruce F. Freed, the president of a nonprofit group called the Center for Political Accountability, which is pressing major corporations to be more transparent about their political spending, said Mr. Trump's transition team had sent an unfortunate signal to his followers.
''This is one of the reasons you had such anger among voters '-- people rigging the system, gaming the system,'' Mr. Freed said. ''This represents more of the same.''
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Binyamin Appelbaum contributed reporting. Kitty Bennett contributed research.
Clinton campaign email: Comey letters threw the election to Trump - POLITICO
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 03:23
Hillary Clinton's opinion research division said the former secretary of state's campaign was poised to win up until the last week when ''everything changed." | Getty
Hillary Clinton's campaign is still trying to pick up the pieces.
Navin Nayak, the head of Clinton's opinion research division, sent an email to senior campaign staff Thursday night sharing initial takeaways from the bruising loss that caught the Democratic nominee's team completely off guard.
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''We believe that we lost this election in the last week. Comey's letter in the last 11 days of the election both helped depress our turnout and also drove away some of our critical support among college-educated white voters '-- particularly in the suburbs,'' Nayak wrote. ''We also think Comey's 2nd letter, which was intended to absolve Sec. Clinton, actually helped to bolster Trump's turnout.''
Additionally, Nayak pointed to anger at institutions, a desire for change of power at the White House after two terms under President Barack Obama, the difficulty of recreating the Obama coalition and the reluctance of some Americans to vote for a female president as underlying challenges the Clinton camp faced throughout the campaign.
Despite those challenges, Nayak wrote, Clinton's campaign was poised to win until the last week, when ''everything changed."
That's when the momentum shifted toward Republicans, he said: ''Voters who decided in the last week broke for Trump by a larger margin (42-47). These numbers were even more exaggerated in the key battleground states.''
Nayak blamed the Comey letters for depressing turnout among Clinton supporters in large cities like Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Detroit after initial record early-voting numbers.
Comey's second letter, which said that the FBI would not be pursuing an investigation into Clinton after reviewing ''a large volume'' of emails, motivated Trump supporters, according to Nayak.
''There is no question that a week from Election Day, Sec. Clinton was poised for a historic win. In the end, less than 110K votes out of tens of millions cast on Election Day made the difference in this race,'' Nayak wrote. ''It is worth noting that Jill Stein alone got 130K votes in those three states '-- and though her votes don't distribute perfectly to cover the margin across the three states, it is an important reminder of the influence of 3rd party votes.''
''In the end,'' Nayak concluded, ''late breaking developments in the race proved one hurdle too many for us to overcome.''
A Clinton spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The USC/L.A. Times poll saw what other surveys missed: A wave of Trump support - LA Times
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 12:23
For most of the last four months, the USC/L.A. Times Daybreak tracking poll has been the great outlier of the 2016 campaign -- consistently showing a better result for Donald Trump than other surveys did.
In light of Tuesday's election returns, the poll now looks like the only major survey to see the wave coming.
Most of the summer and fall, the poll's results have been about 6 percentage points more favorable to the Republican than the polling averages. As of Tuesday morning, the poll's final forecast for the election showed Trump leading by a little over 3 points, 46.8% to 43.6%.
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The poll's findings caused dismay '-- even outrage '-- among some readers, especially Democrats, who have denounced it and often criticized The Times for running it.
But just as four years ago the poll was one of the few that did not underestimate President Obama's support, it seems as though it may have been on its own in not underestimating Trump's.
Although the final popular vote margin won't be known for days as late votes are counted in California and other states, it's clear that the poll was at least as accurate as the majority of surveys that found Clinton ahead by 4 or 5 points.
The biggest difference between the Daybreak poll and most other surveys involves what pollsters refer to as weighting, the process of adjusting a poll's data to make sure it properly represents the diversity of the population. The Daybreak poll uses a weighting plan that is more complicated than most other surveys '-- perhaps too complex, critics said.
As Ernie Tedeschi, a Washington-based economist and former Treasury Department official, has shown, if you take the Daybreak poll's data '-- which USC made available to the public '-- and weight it more in line with the usual system pollsters use, you get results that largely match the polling averages.
But as Sean Trende, the political analyst at Real Clear Politics, wrote of the Daybreak poll several weeks ago, "truth is not decided by committee." The fact that the Daybreak poll was weighted differently doesn't mean that it was weighted incorrectly, it just means that it is different.
Some of the worst failures of polling have come about because pollsters, whether deliberately or not, converged on a single view of an election, in what is often referred to as "herding."
With all the challenges that polling faces, it's important to test different methods and approaches to surveying public opinion. Some tests will work, others won't, but the only way to know is to try.
In addition, regardless of which poll was right about the standing of the two candidates, the Daybreak poll, as Tedeschi and others have found, has produced a lot of useful data.
The poll told us in August, for example, that Trump's chance of winning depended on mobilizing white voters who had sat out the 2012 election '-- something that he clearly has succeeded in doing in several key states.
Because the poll represented the views of those voters more than other surveys, it "presents something of a best-case scenario for Trump," we wrote then, noting several reasons why Trump might not be able to mobilize the voters he needed.
The poll also told us about how much Trump's strength depended on the votes of men, and about his edge earlier this fall among voters who were most certain about their vote.
One other thing the poll told us might bear on why Clinton has performed so much worse on election day than many preelection polls had suggested.
The poll asked respondents whether they were comfortable talking to people about their vote. The survey found that Trump supporters reported themselves as being slightly more comfortable than Clinton voters in talking to family members and acquaintances about their choice.
But Trump voters were notably less comfortable about telling a telephone pollster about their vote. Voters who backed a third-party candidate were even less comfortable responding to a poll. Women who said they backed Trump were particularly less likely to say they would be comfortable talking to a pollster about their vote.
That doesn't necessarily mean that a poll conducted online, the way the Daybreak poll is, necessarily will be more accurate than polls conducted by phone. But it is yet another indication that polling needs more, diverse ways to look at public opinion, not fewer.
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Generation Snowflake - Wikipedia
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 12:12
Writer Claire Fox reported that "In November 2015, a short video went viral that showed a confrontation between a Yale faculty head, Nicholas Christakis, and a screaming, almost hysterical mob of students. The video generated such a backlash towards the students' behaviour that they were soon labelled with the disparaging moniker 'Generation Snowflake'."[5] The situation had arisen after a request for students not to wear Halloween costumes that might offend minority groups had been responded to.[5]
The term "snowflake generation" was one of Collins Dictionary's 2016 words of the year.[6][7]
Generation Snowflake members "are genuinely distressed by ideas that run contrary to their worldview"; they are more likely than previous generations of students to report that they have mental health problems.[4] A UK Higher Education Policy Institute survey of university students in 2016 "found that 76% would ban speakers who had views that offended them, while half (48%) wanted universities to be declared safe spaces where debate can only take place within strict rules."[3] This is coupled with a strong sense of entitlement.[2][4]
Fox argues that Generation Snowflake was created by over-protecting people when they were children.[4] In the UK, Tom Bennett was recruited by the government to address behaviour in schools.[8] He commented that Generation Snowflake children at school can be over-protected from reality, leading to problems when they progress to university and are confronted with real-world truths.[8] They can react with intolerance towards people and things that they believe may offend someone.[8]
The negative connotations of the term Generation Snowflake have been criticised for having been applied too widely: Bennett also commented that "It's true that our children have never had it so good, and some have never known anything but a status quo of swimming in surplus. It's true that, for some of these children, losing fast wi-fi is a crisis and being offended on the internet is a disaster. [...] But then I remember the other ones, and I reckon they all balance each other out."[9]
Generation Snowflake characteristics have been discussed in relation to the skills required by entrepreneurs.[10]
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The Incredible Reason You Might Start Seeing Safety Pins Everywhere | The Huffington Post
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:56
By fastening a safety pin to their clothing, people are declaring themselves allies to groups who have been maligned by Trump, to show that they stand in solidarity with anyone who might be afraid.
And as we've been dismayed to find out in the days following Trump's election, it appears that there is reason to fear. People across the country have shared stories on social media of violence and hate speech directed at them in the wake of Trump's victory. Racist graffiti was spotted around the country and minorities reported experiencing harassment the day after Trump was elected.
These frightening instances illustrate why the #safetypin idea '• which was inspired by a movement following Brexit in the United Kingdom '• is so timely. It's a tiny gesture, but it speaks volumes, assuring people they are not alone.
And the movement seems to be catching on. Americans are posting photos of themselves on social media, declaring themselves ''safe places'' and showing support for women, people of color and other marginalized groups.
Check out some of the allies and their powerful messages of hope below.
Don't Agonize, Organize
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:48
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A Message to Our Lennys:
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."
'--Audre Lorde
I woke up on Election Day like a bride: rosy, thrilled, a little controlling about just how MY perfect day would be spent. After working on the Clinton campaign for eighteen months, I was ready to celebrate, and sure that by nightfall I'd be knocking back glasses of champagne and creating a story to tell my unborn children. Maybe I'd even get close enough to Hillary Clinton to hug her, to whisper "Thank you." I had dreamed about it every night for the last two weeks.
So on Tuesday '-- Jesus, it's almost embarrassing to remember '-- I smugly selected a baby-blue sweater with a not-so-subtle pussy motif and headed to vote with my boyfriend, smiling at the elderly socialists on my block like it was Sesame Street. I packed my HRC 2016 memorabilia into a brown box with my I VOTED sticker smacked on top. I spent the afternoon phone-banking with friends, and it felt more like icing on the cake than urgent business. Because as horrifying as I found Donald Trump's rhetoric, as hideous as I found his racism and xenophobia, as threatening to basic decency as I found his demagogue persona, I never truly believed he could win.
I'd been traveling the country for the last few weeks, in swing states like North Carolina and Colorado. While I'd dealt with a few irritating email questions (those fucking emails, as if they were a worthy corollary to fraud and sexual assault), the resolve and passion of students, many of whom had made their way over from the Bernie Sanders campaign, gave me a sense of hope that got me downright high. I didn't see how with faces this bright, diverse, wise, and passionate anything but the best '-- the only '-- result could prevail.
"In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables." '--Catherine MacKinnon
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The three hours I spent at the Javits Center Tuesday night, surrounded by campaign staffers and fellow surrogates for Hillary Clinton, are blurred and spotty. At a certain point it became clear something had gone horribly wrong. Celebrants' faces turned. The modeling had been incorrect. Watching the numbers in Florida, I touched my face and realized I was crying. "Can we please go home?" I said to my boyfriend. I could tell he was having trouble breathing, and I could feel my chin breaking into hives. Another woman showed me her matching hive, hidden by fresh concealer.
I hugged the women I had spent eighteen months with, laughing and plotting and spreading our love for Hillary Clinton and her message. My party dress felt tight and itchy.
By the time we'd made it over the bridge, a friend called. "It's over," she said. "I love you." I was frozen. We stopped at the diner. No one was speaking as they ate, no one in the whole place.
At home I got in the shower and began to cry even harder. My boyfriend, who had already wept, watched me as I mumbled incoherently, clutching myself. "It wasn't supposed to go this way. It was supposed to be her job. She worked her whole life for the job. It's her job."
"Truth is powerful and it prevails." '--Sojourner Truth
Over the year and a half I worked on the campaign, I received threats and abuse at a level I could not have imagined. My Twitter mentions went from rude to downright violent. My phone was hacked, and I was sent images of aborted fetuses, weapons. I was called a fat whore, a retard, told I should be killed in front of everyone who knew me. My experience mimics that of so many women who organized for Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump, most of them not celebrities. We wanted a female president. We wanted guaranteed control over our own bodies. We wanted equal pay. That made us nasty. That made us targets.
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Stockholm to get 'gender equal' snow ploughs - The Local
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:22
Pavements and cycle lanes are set to be cleared before roads in Sweden's capital, as part of plans to make the city just as safe for men - who are more likely to be drivers - and women - who are less likely to get behind the wheel in Stockholm.
The idea is that both genders will get equal protection from slipping on ice in the city. Women are currently more likely to have accidents during the winter months.
"Statistics show that more pedestrians and bikers get hurt than motorists. Therefore it's important to try to prevent these groups from tripping and injuring themselves. That is why we will prioritize the clearing and treatment of walkways and bike lanes in the future," deputy mayor and head of Stockholm's traffic division Daniel Helld(C)n told The Local.
"Stockholm should be accessible to everyone and slippery streets should not be allowed to discourage people from leaving their homes. This issue affects women considerably, as increasingly it is women who walk and cycle more than men," he explained.
Temperatures have dropped below -5C most nights in Stockholm this week, with snow that fell over the weekend forming dangerously icy transparent patches on roads and pavements around the city.
The 'gender equal' snow plough strategy has been mooted for some time and although the city officially announced it was finally happening on Friday, it isn't set to come into force in Stockholm until around November. City officials say they still need time to refine and implement the policy.
A similar strategy has already been adopted in Karlskoga in central Sweden where the local government started shifting the priorities of its snow removal practices in 2012, to put more emphasis on areas often frequented by women. The move didn't incur any extra cost and has produced promising results.
Under the municipality's old system, key roads were cleared first, followed by areas where men typically worked such as construction areas, and lastly areas used by pedestrians and cyclists.
After a review, Karlskoga prioritized day care centres, where parents usually go first in the morning, followed by areas around the largest work places regardless of gender, followed by schools, and then the main roads. As a result, the municipality noted that it had become more accessible for everyone during and after snowfall, particularly children.
Another trial is taking place in Huddinge, which is just outside Stockholm city centre.
John Oliver - Wikipedia
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 02:03
John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977)[2] is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host. He is the host of HBO's Peabody Award-winning late-night talk showLast Week Tonight with John Oliver, and is the recipient of five Primetime Emmy Awards and two Writers Guild Awards.
Oliver became widely known in the United States for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he became the third person to host the show. He co-hosted the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle and hosted John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. Oliver has worked extensively with Andy Zaltzman; their body of work includes hundreds of hours of satirical podcasts and radio broadcasts, including series such as Political Animal, The Department, and The Bugle.
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Oliver was born in Erdington, West Midlands,[3] and educated in Bedford at the Mark Rutherford School.[4] He is the son of Carole, a music teacher, and Jim Oliver, a school headmaster and social worker, both originally from Liverpool, Merseyside.[5][6] He has been a fan of Liverpool FC since childhood, stating that "my mum's family are from Knotty Ash and my dad's family are from the Wirral, so supporting Liverpool was very much not a choice".[7] His uncle was composer Stephen Oliver, and his paternal great-great-grandfather was William Boyd Carpenter, Bishop of Ripon and court chaplain to Queen Victoria.[6][8]
In the mid-to-late 1990s, Oliver was a member of the Cambridge Footlights, the comedy troupe run by students of Cambridge University, with contemporaries including David Mitchell and Richard Ayoade. In 1997, he became the troupe's vice president.[9][10] In 1998, he graduated from Christ's College, Cambridge,[11] where he studied English.[12]
Stand-upEditOliver first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001 as part of The Comedy Zone, a late-night showcase of newer acts, where he played the character of an "oleaginous journalist."[13] He performed his debut solo show in 2002 and returned in 2003. In 2004 and 2005, he collaborated with Andy Zaltzman on a double act and co-hosting Political Animal, with various acts performing political material. After moving to New York City for The Daily Show, Oliver began performing stand-up in small clubs around the city and later headlined shows in larger venues.[14] Oliver's first stand-up special, titled John Oliver: Terrifying Times, debuted on Comedy Central in 2008 and was later released on DVD.[15] Since 2010, Oliver has hosted four seasons of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show.[16]
According to Edward Helmore in The Guardian: "His style leans toward the kind that Americans like best from the British '' exaggerated, full of odd accents and mannerisms, in the vein of Monty Python."[17] Oliver has used his British culture as a primary subject of his jokes.[18][19] Oliver describes his own accent as a "mongrel" of Brummie, Scouse and Bedford influences.[20]
Mock the WeekEditPrior to joining The Daily Show, Oliver was making appearances on British television as a panellist on the satirical news quiz Mock the Week.[13] He was a frequent guest on the first two series in 2005 and 2006, appearing in 7 out of 11 episodes.[21]
The Daily Show with Jon StewartEditOliver joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as its Senior British Correspondent in July 2006. He says he was interviewed for the show on the recommendation of comedian Ricky Gervais, who had never met Oliver but was familiar with his work.[22] It was his first time in the United States. Two weeks after the interview, he got the job, flying from London to New York on a Sunday and unexpectedly appearing on camera the very next day.[23][24] Oliver received Emmys for outstanding writing in 2009, 2011 and 2012.[25]
During the summer of 2013, Oliver guest-hostedThe Daily Show for eight weeks while Stewart directed his movie Rosewater.[26] Oliver's performance received positive reviews,[27][28][29][30] with some critics suggesting that he should eventually succeed Stewart as host of The Daily Show or receive his own show.[31][32][33] CBS discussed the possibility of Oliver replacing Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show.[23] Three months after his Daily Show hosting, HBO announced it was giving Oliver his own late-night show.[34]
Last Week TonightEditOliver began hosting Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, a late-night talk show that takes a satirical look at news, politics and current events, on 27 April 2014.[35] His initial two-year contract with HBO was extended through 2017 in February 2015.[36][37] Oliver says he has full creative freedom, including free rein to criticise corporations, given HBO's ad-free subscription model.[23] His work on the show led to Oliver being named on the list of Time magazine's"100 Most Influential People" in 2015.[38]
The BugleEditFrom October 2007 to May 2015 Oliver co-hosted The Bugle, a weekly satirical comedy podcast, with Andy Zaltzman. Originally produced by The Times of London, it became an independent project in 2012. Its 200th episode aired on 13 July 2012.[39] The show reached a download count of 500,000 times a month.[40]
John Oliver's New York Stand-Up ShowEditFrom 2010 to 2013, Oliver hosted John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, a standup series on Comedy Central that featured sets from himself and other stand-up comedians.[41] Four seasons of the show were produced through 2013, the first three lasting six episodes and the final lasting eight.
Television actingEditOliver has a recurring role on the NBC comedy Community as psychology professor Ian Duncan.[42] However, he declined becoming a regular cast member of the series because he did not want to leave The Daily Show for it. He did not appear in the show's third and fourth seasons, but returned in season five, appearing in seven of its 13 episodes.[43][44]
As a boy, Oliver played Felix Pardiggle, a minor role in the BBC drama Bleak House in 1985.[45]
Oliver has also worked on Gravity Falls as the voice of Sherlock Holmes (season 1, episode 3), Rick and Morty as an amoeba named Dr. Xenon Bloom (season 1, episode 3), People Like Us as a bank manager (season 2, episode 5), Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja as the voice of Coach Green (season 1, episode 9), My Hero as a man from the BBC (season 2, episode 5), and Green Wing as a car salesman (season 1, episode 1).
Oliver guest starred as Booth Wilkes-John[46] in the 25th season episode "Pay Pal", of the long-running FOX animated television series The Simpsons.
FilmEditIn 2008, Oliver was given his first film role, playing Dick Pants in The Love Guru.[47] He later voiced Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs film and its sequel.[48][49]
Other workEditOliver wrote and presented a BBC America campaign to have viewers use closed captioning (subtitles). Shown in brief segments before shows, "The following program contains accents you would have heard a lot more if you hadn't thrown our tea into Boston Harbour," says one. "Not even British people can follow the British accent 100 percent of the time. Therefore you, like me, might want to use closed-captioning." Oliver used some of these jokes in his stand-up routine.[50]
Oliver frequently appeared on the BBC Radio 5 Live sports show Fighting Talk.
In 2003, Oliver manned the "results desk" on an election night episode of Armando Iannucci's satirical show Gash on Channel 4. He would work with Iannucci again in 2005, as a panelist in the second episode of Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive.
Oliver performed various roles in the 2009 Comedy Central series Important Things with Demetri Martin.
In 2009, Oliver made a cameo appearance as the actor Rip Torn in the music video for the Fiery Furnaces single "Even in the Rain", which is based on the story of the making of the film Easy Rider.[51]
Influence and the "John Oliver effect"EditOliver has credited Jon Stewart as one of his major influences,[52] and in a 2014 interview listed five others: Armando Iannucci, David Letterman, Monty Python, Peter Cook, and Richard Pryor.[53]
Oliver's comedic commentary has been credited with helping influence US legislation, regulations, court rulings, and other aspects of US culture; this influence has been dubbed "The John Oliver effect".[54][55] This came from the show's fifth episode, which dealt with net neutrality, a subject that had previously been considered obscure and technical.[56] Oliver documented problems attributed to internet service providers and argued that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could resolve these concerns with upcoming changes to internet regulation. Oliver then encouraged viewers to submit public comments through the FCC's website. The FCC's website promptly crashed.[57] Internal FCC emails revealed the clip was being watched inside the agency.[58] FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler publicly addressed the video.[59] The FCC was flooded with 3.7 million comments on the subject, by far the most for any issue in the agency's history.[60] Reporters detected a shift in the FCC's stance: Before Oliver's segment, The New York Times described an FCC proposal that would leave net neutrality "all but dead,"[61] but the paper later said that chairman Wheeler showed "a steady shift toward stronger regulation."[62] Ultimately, the FCC enacted robust net neutrality rules that classified broadband internet service as a public utility.[63] Oliver was credited with transforming the net neutrality debate.[56] The official YouTube video of his net neutrality segment has been viewed over 12 million times as of October 2016.[64]
A Ninth Circuit Court judge cited a Last Week Tonight segment about the lesser constitutional rights of residents of US territories in a ruling in favor of the residents of Guam.[65][66][67] Members of Congress credited Oliver with helping win a vote to enforce protections for chicken farmers who speak out about industry practices after a Last Week Tonight segment aired on the subject.[68][69][70] A Washington, D.C. council member proposed a resolution in Oliver's honor after he aired a segment on the district's struggle to attain statehood.[71][72]
Oliver maintains that he is not a journalist,[73] but reporters have argued that his show does engage in journalism.[74][75][76] The Peabody Awards honored Oliver, saying his program engages in "investigative reports that 'real' news programs would do well to emulate."[77] One example of Oliver's investigative work is a segment on The Miss America Organization, which bills itself as "the world's largest provider of scholarships for women."[78] Oliver's team, which includes four researchers with journalism backgrounds,[79] collected and analyzed the organization's state and federal tax forms to find that the organization's scholarship program only distributes a small fraction of its claimed "$45 million made available annually."[80] Oliver said that at the national level, the Miss America Organization and Miss America Foundation together spent only $482,000 in cash scholarships in 2012.[78] Oliver found that at the state level, The Miss Alabama Pageant claimed that it had provided $2,592,000 in scholarships to Troy University despite not actually distributing any such scholarships.[81] The pageant appeared to multiply the value of a single available scholarship by the number of contestants theoretically eligible for it, while using the term "provided" in a way that did not mean "distributed." The official YouTube video of Oliver's Miss America segment has been viewed more than 13 million times.[82] The Society of Women Engineers said Oliver's mention of their scholarship in his story led to $25,000 in donations in the first two days after the episode.[83]
Oliver has also founded and legally incorporated a church, Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, to demonstrate how easy it is to qualify as a church and receive tax exempt status in the United States.[84][85] The church was created in conjunction with a segment on televangelists who have tax-free mansions and private jets funded by millions of dollars in donations, which are sent in the belief that money given to televangelists can result in God rewarding donors with money, blessings, and cured diseases.[86][87] The next week, Oliver showed off the large quantity of unsolicited donations mailed to him.[88][89] The church's website stated that donations would go to Doctors Without Borders upon the church's dissolution.[90]
With over 29 million views, Oliver's segment on presidential candidate Donald Trump is reportedly the "most watched piece of HBO content ever",[91] and a network spokesperson said on the piece, "this is a record for any piece of HBO content."[92]
As of 2016[update], Oliver lives in New York City with his wife Kate Norley, an Iraq War veteran who served as a US Armymedic.[93] Oliver has said that they met at the 2008 Republican National Convention; he was doing a piece for The Daily Show and Norley was campaigning with Vets for Freedom. She and other veterans hid Oliver, the other correspondents, and the camera crew from security.[94][95] The two married in October 2011.[2] HBO announced on 12 November 2015 that the couple had a boy named Hudson, without specifying the birth date.[96]
Oliver's immigration status placed certain constraints on what he could do in his adopted country, but also provided him with comedy material as he poked fun at the opacity and occasional absurdity of the process of obtaining US residency. Oliver was one of the many writers on the picket lines during the Writers' Guild strike, which brought The Daily Show to a halt;[97] he appeared on the show upon its resuming production on 7 January 2008. During a sketch, he pointed out that he was then in America on a visitors' visa that requires him not to strike while the show is in production, as violation of the terms of the visa would be grounds for deportation. When asked about his residency status in early 2009, Oliver said, "It's an ongoing, and slightly unsettling, battle to be honest. I tried engraving 'Give me your tired, your poor, and your aspiring comic performers' into the base of the Statue of Liberty, but apparently that's not legally binding."[98]
In an episode of The Bugle released 31 October 2009, Oliver announced he "finally got approved for [his] green card" (for US residency), noting that now he can "get arrested filming bits for The Daily Show".[99] Oliver says he was given a scare when applying at the United States embassy in London, when an immigration officer asked, "Give me one good reason I should let you back in to insult my country," which the officer followed up with, "Oh, I'm just kidding, I love the show." Since then, he referred to Americans as "us" or "you" as each segment demanded.[100]
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Vice President-Elect Pence to Take Over Trump Transition Effort - NYTimes.com
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 21:58
WASHINGTON '-- Vice President-elect Mike Pence will take over the job of leading Donald J. Trump's transition effort, taking the helm from Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, as Mr. Trump moves to assemble a government after his stunning upset victory, the transition team said on Friday.
Mr. Christie had been in charge of the transition for the last several months, but the surprise nature of Mr. Trump's victory made it critical to move more quickly to assemble a team. Mr. Christie's standing has been in question in recent weeks as two of his former aides were convicted in the scandal involving the political motivation behind lane closings at the George Washington Bridge in 2013.
The president-elect told advisers he wanted to tap Mr. Pence's Washington experience and contacts to help move the process along, according to people familiar with the discussions. An executive committee including members of Congress will advise Mr. Pence as the process moves forward.
The Run-UpThe podcast that makes sense of the most delirious stretch of the 2016 campaign.Mr. Christie, along with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, and Michael T. Flynn, a retired lieutenant general who has been a top campaign supporter, will serve as vice chairmen of the transition, the sources said.
Rick Dearborn, the chief of staff to Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, will move from the campaign's Washington office to help run the transition office. He move will push aside Rich Bagger, who is close to Mr. Christie and had been working on the transition.
The transition team is adding 12 members, including a Republican donor, Rebekah Mercer; Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump's campaign chairman; Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee; Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal; Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee; and three of Mr. Trump's adult children and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Mr. Trump's administration is being assembled behind the scenes. But like much else in the nation's capital, little stays secret for long.
The list of names being mentioned as possibilities for crucial posts in Mr. Trump's cabinet is growing by the hour, giving official Washington what it craves most: a never-ending parlor game as speculation grows about who might actually get the jobs.
A big revelation may come soon, according to Mr. Trump himself, who went on Twitter on Friday morning with some news. ''Busy day planned in New York,'' the president-elect said. ''Will soon be making some very important decisions on the people who will be running our government.''
One thing is clear already: Those helping Mr. Trump make the decisions are the members of his campaign's inner circle. At Trump Tower on Friday morning, the president-elect's closest aides arrived, one by one, waving to journalists as they entered elevators to Mr. Trump's offices.
They included David Bossie, the deputy campaign manager; Steve Bannon, the campaign chief; and Hope Hicks, the campaign spokeswoman. Mr. Giuliani arrived just before 10 a.m., a few minutes after Corey Lewandowski, Mr. Trump's former campaign manager. Brad Parscale, the campaign's digital director, also headed up to the top floors.
The latest name to be swept into the speculation is Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase. He is said to be a candidate for secretary of the Treasury, according to a report by CNBC, although the banker '-- who was close to President Obama '-- has repeatedly denied being interested in the job.
And the speculation could be short-lived. In 2014, Mr. Trump mocked Mr. Dimon during an interview with his biographer, Michael D'Antonio. Mr. Trump dismissed Mr. Dimon, a fellow New Yorker, as being too willing to settle lawsuits '-- something the president-elect proudly declares he never does.
''I watch this guy, Jamie Dimon, settle every case,'' Mr. Trump told Mr. D'Antonio, according to transcripts of the interview obtained by The New York Times. When Mr. D'Antonio notes that Mr. Trump seems ''bugged by that,'' Mr. Trump responds that he is.
''I can't believe he does it,'' Mr. Trump says. ''I can't believe he gives away billions of dollars. He gets sued. I'm dying to sue him so he gives me a billion dollars.''
Whether that exchange suggests that Mr. Trump would not offer the Treasury job to Mr. Dimon is unclear. Aides to Mr. Trump have declined to confirm who is on the shortlist for cabinet posts. And despite the president-elect's return to Twitter on Thursday night, he has so far said nothing specific about his possible picks.
For now, Mr. Trump is firmly ensconced in Trump Tower, where he returned after his whirlwind day at the White House and Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Trump Tower has been transformed into a kind of fortress by the Secret Service and the local police. The building has now been ringed by Jersey barriers and concrete blocks marked ''NYPD.'' The Secret Service has set up checkpoints on each end of 56th Street near the tower, and pedestrian access has been restricted around the building.
Inside, Mr. Trump and his top aides are accelerating efforts to evaluate possible job candidates.
There are some indications that the transition effort was slow to start up, perhaps the result of Mr. Trump's upset victory, which caught much of the political world by surprise. At least a few of the people helping organize the search for Mr. Trump were tapped at the last minute, while others have been preparing quietly for weeks.
At the Pentagon and the State Department, officials of the Obama administration said Thursday that they had not yet heard from Mr. Trump's transition team about beginning the complex work of transferring responsibilities and authority. A spokesman for the State Department said he did not have ''any firm word'' on when briefings might begin for designated officials from the new government.
Even as Mr. Trump moves to create a new administration, his transition team is being reshaped. It has been led by Mr. Christie since May, when Mr. Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee.
The transition team was treated as something of a backwater. Mr. Trump appeared to care little about it, and the adviser who was most involved with it, Paul Manafort, left the campaign in August. Now, with Mr. Trump preparing to take office in less than 90 days, the transition work has abruptly come to life again, but with a lag in who might get slots.
For now, Mr. Pence will play a more prominent role, according to two advisers to Mr. Trump, as will Mr. Sessions. Both men have been involved in the transition since it began, but Mr. Christie's role may now change, according to the advisers.
Mr. Thiel, the billionaire Silicon Valley investor, was offered a role on the team and is under consideration to lead it, according to one person briefed on the matter.
Still, the pending reorganization has not stopped a steady flow of potential appointees from being mentioned.
The critical position of chief of staff '-- the gatekeeper for the president inside the West Wing '-- is expected to come down to a choice between Mr. Bannon, the editor of Breitbart News who was chairman of Mr. Trump's campaign, and Mr. Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Mr. Giuliani told CNN on Thursday that he might accept an appointment as attorney general, saying that ''there's probably nobody that knows the Justice Department better than me.''
Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive and Mr. Trump's campaign finance chairman, is said to be a serious contender for Treasury secretary (though Carl Icahn, the investor, and Representative Jeb Hensarling, Republican of Texas, have also been mentioned in the news media).
Correction: November 11, 2016
An earlier version of this article misidentified the state Senator Jeff Sessions represents. It is Alabama, not Arizona.
Michael Barbaro, Maggie Haberman and David Streitfeld contributed reporting.
The Clintons and Soros launch America's Purple Revolution
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 21:51
Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is not about to go quietly into that good night>>. On the morning after her surprising and unanticipated defeat at the hands of Republican Party upstart Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, entered the ball room of the art-deco New Yorker hotel in midtown Manhattan and were both adorned in purple attire. The press immediately noticed the color and asked what it represented. Clinton spokespeople claimed it was to represent the coming together of Democratic Blue America>> and Republican Red America>> into a united purple blend. This statement was a complete ruse as is known by citizens of countries targeted in the past by the vile political operations of international hedge fund tycoon George Soros.
The Clintons, who both have received millions of dollars in campaign contributions and Clinton Foundation donations from Soros, were, in fact, helping to launch Soros's Purple Revolution>> in America. The Purple Revolution will resist all efforts by the Trump administration to push back against the globalist policies of the Clintons and soon-to-be ex-President Barack Obama. The Purple Revolution will also seek to make the Trump administration a short one through Soros-style street protests and political disruption.
It is doubtful that President Trump's aides will advise the new president to carry out a diversionary criminal investigation of Mrs. Clinton's private email servers and other issues related to the activities of the Clinton Foundation, especially when the nation faces so many other pressing issues, including jobs, immigration, and health care. However, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said he will continue hearings in the Republican-controlled Congress on Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Mrs. Clinton's aide Huma Abedin. President Trump should not allow himself to be distracted by these efforts. Chaffetz was not one of Trump's most loyal supporters.
America's globalists and interventionists are already pushing the meme that because so many establishment and entrenched national security and military experts>> opposed Trump's candidacy, Trump is required>> to call on them to join his administration because there are not enough such experts>> among Trump's inner circle of advisers. Discredited neo-conservatives from George W. Bush's White House, such as Iraq war co-conspirator Stephen Hadley, are being mentioned as someone Trump should have join his National Security Council and other senior positions. George H. W. Bush's Secretary of State James Baker, a die-hard Bush loyalist, is also being proffered as a member of Trump's White House team. There is absolutely no reason for Trump to seek the advice from old Republican fossils like Baker, Hadley, former Secretaries of State Rice and Powell, the lunatic former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, and others. There are plenty of Trump supporters who have a wealth of experience in foreign and national security matters, including those of African, Haitian, Hispanic, and Arab descent and who are not neocons, who can fill Trump's senior- and middle-level positions.
Trump must distance himself from sudden well-wishing neocons, adventurists, militarists, and interventionists and not permit them to infest his administration. If Mrs. Clinton had won the presidency, an article on the incoming administration would have read as follows:
Based on the militarism and foreign adventurism of her term as Secretary of State and her husband Bill Clinton's two terms as president, the world is in store for major American military aggression on multiple fronts around the world. President-elect Hillary Clinton has made no secret of her desire to confront Russia militarily, diplomatically, and economically in the Middle East, on Russia's very doorstep in eastern Europe, and even within the borders of the Russian Federation. Mrs. Clinton has dusted off the long-discredited 'containment' policy ushered into effect by Professor George F. Kennan in the aftermath of World War. Mrs. Clinton's administration will likely promote the most strident neo-Cold Warriors of the Barack Obama administration, including Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, a personal favorite of Clinton>>.
President-elect Trump cannot afford to permit those who are in the same web as Nuland, Hadley, Bolton, and others to join his administration where they would metastasize like an aggressive form of cancer. These individuals would not carry out Trump's policies but seek to continue to damage America's relations with Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, and other nations.
Not only must Trump have to deal with Republican neocons trying to worm their way into his administration, but he must deal with the attempt by Soros to disrupt his presidency and the United States with a Purple Revolution
No sooner had Trump been declared the 45th president of the United States, Soros-funded political operations launched their activities to disrupt Trump during Obama's lame-duck period and thereafter. The swiftness of the Purple Revolution is reminiscent of the speed at which protesters hit the streets of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in two Orange Revolutions sponsored by Soros, one in 2004 and the other, ten years later, in 2014.
As the Clintons were embracing purple in New York, street demonstrations, some violent, all coordinated by the Soros-funded Moveon.org and Black Lives Matter>>, broke out in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Oakland, Nashville, Cleveland, Washington, Austin, Seattle, Philadelphia, Richmond, St. Paul, Kansas City, Omaha, San Francisco, and some 200 other cities across the United States.
The Soros-financed Russian singing group Pussy Riot>> released on YouTube an anti-Trump music video titled Make America Great Again>>. The video went viral>> on the Internet. The video, which is profane and filled with violent acts, portrays a dystopian Trump presidency. Following the George Soros/Gene Sharp script to a tee, Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova called for anti-Trump Americans to turn their anger into art, particularly music and visual art. The use of political graffiti is a popular Sharp tactic. The street protests and anti-Trump music and art were the first phase of Soros's Purple Revolution in America.
President-elect Trump is facing a two-pronged attack by his opponents. One, led by entrenched neo-con bureaucrats, including former Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, and Bush family loyalists are seeking to call the shots on who Trump appoints to senior national security, intelligence, foreign policy, and defense positions in his administration. These neo-Cold Warriors are trying to convince Trump that he must maintain the Obama aggressiveness and militancy toward Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and other countries. The second front arrayed against Trump is from Soros-funded political groups and media. This second line of attack is a propaganda war, utilizing hundreds of anti-Trump newspapers, web sites, and broadcasters, that will seek to undermine public confidence in the Trump administration from its outset.
One of Trump's political advertisements, released just prior to Election Day, stated that George Soros, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, and Goldman Sachs chief executive officer Lloyd Blankfein, are all part of a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities>>. Soros and his minions immediately and ridiculously attacked the ad as anti-Semitic>>. President Trump should be on guard against those who his campaign called out in the ad and their colleagues. Soros's son, Alexander Soros, called on Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and her husband Jared Kushner, to publicly disavow Trump. Soros's tactics not only seek to split apart nations but also families. Trump must be on guard against the current and future machinations of George Soros, including his Purple Revolution.
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Farewell, America - BillMoyers.com
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:49
No matter how the rest of the world looked at us on Nov. 7, they will now look at us differently.
The sun sets behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. We the people chose a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our very identity '-- all the things that, however tenuously, made a nation out of a country.
Whatever place we now live in is not the same place it was on Nov. 7. No matter how the rest of the world looked at us on Nov. 7, they will now look at us differently. We are likely to be a pariah country. And we are lost for it. As I surveyed the ruin of that country this gray Wednesday morning, I found weary consolation in W.H. Auden's poem, September 1, 1939, which concludes:
MORE ON MediaBY Neal Gabler | November 8, 2016
''Defenseless under the nightOur world in stupor lies;Yet, dotted everywhere,Ironic points of lightFlash out wherever the JustExchange their messages:May I, composed like themOf Eros and of dust,Beleaguered by the sameNegation and despair,Show an affirming flame.''
I hunt for that affirming flame.
This generally has been called the ''hate election'' because everyone professed to hate both candidates. It turned out to be the hate election because, and let's not mince words, of the hatefulness of the electorate. In the years to come, we will brace for the violence, the anger, the racism, the misogyny, the xenophobia, the nativism, the white sense of grievance that will undoubtedly be unleashed now that we have destroyed the values that have bound us.
We all knew these hatreds lurked under the thinnest veneer of civility. That civility finally is gone.
We all knew these hatreds lurked under the thinnest veneer of civility. That civility finally is gone. In its absence, we may realize just how imperative that politesse was. It is the way we managed to coexist.
If there is a single sentence that characterizes the election, it is this: ''He says the things I'm thinking.'' That may be what is so terrifying. Who knew that so many tens of millions of white Americans were thinking unconscionable things about their fellow Americans? Who knew that tens of millions of white men felt so emasculated by women and challenged by minorities? Who knew that after years of seeming progress on race and gender, tens of millions of white Americans lived in seething resentment, waiting for a demagogue to arrive who would legitimize their worst selves and channel them into political power? Perhaps we had been living in a fool's paradise. Now we aren't.
This country has survived a civil war, two world wars, and a great depression. There are many who say we will survive this, too. Maybe we will, but we won't survive unscathed. We know too much about each other to heal. No more can we pretend that we are exceptional or good or progressive or united. We are none of those things. Nor can we pretend that democracy works and that elections have more or less happy endings. Democracy only functions when its participants abide by certain conventions, certain codes of conduct and a respect for the process.
No more can we pretend that we are exceptional or good or progressive or united. We are none of those things.
The virus that kills democracy is extremism because extremism disables those codes. Republicans have disrespected the process for decades. They have regarded any Democratic president as illegitimate. They have proudly boasted of preventing popularly elected Democrats from effecting policy and have asserted that only Republicans have the right to determine the nation's course. They have worked tirelessly to make sure that the government cannot govern and to redefine the purpose of government as prevention rather than effectuation. In short, they haven't believed in democracy for a long time, and the media never called them out on it.
Democracy can't cope with extremism. Only violence and time can defeat it. The first is unacceptable, the second takes too long. Though Trump is an extremist, I have a feeling that he will be a very popular president and one likely to be re-elected by a substantial margin, no matter what he does or fails to do. That's because ever since the days of Ronald Reagan, rhetoric has obviated action, speechifying has superseded governing.
Trump was absolutely correct when he bragged that he could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and his supporters wouldn't care. It was a dictator's ugly vaunt, but one that recognized this election never was about policy or economics or the ''right path/wrong path,'' or even values. It was about venting. So long as Trump vented their grievances, his all-white supporters didn't care about anything else. He is smart enough to know that won't change in the presidency. In fact, it is only likely to intensify. White America, Trump's America, just wants to hear its anger bellowed. This is one time when the Bully Pulpit will be literal.
The media can't be let off the hook for enabling an authoritarian to get to the White House. Long before he considered a presidential run, he was a media creation '-- a regular in the gossip pages, a photo on magazine covers, the bankrupt (morally and otherwise) mogul who hired and fired on The Apprentice. When he ran, the media treated him not as a candidate, but as a celebrity, and so treated him differently from ordinary pols. The media gave him free publicity, trumpeted his shenanigans, blasted out his tweets, allowed him to phone in his interviews, fell into his traps and generally kowtowed until they suddenly discovered that this joke could actually become president.
Just as Trump has shredded our values, our nation and our democracy, he has shredded the media. In this, as in his politics, he is only the latest avatar of a process that began long before his candidacy. Just as the sainted Ronald Reagan created an unbridgeable chasm between rich and poor that the Republicans would later exploit against Democrats, conservatives delegitimized mainstream journalism so that they could fill the vacuum.
With Trump's election, I think that the ideal of an objective, truthful journalism is dead, never to be revived.
Retiring conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes complained that after years of bashing from the right wing, the mainstream media no longer could perform their function as reporters, observers, fact dispensers, and even truth tellers, and he said we needed them. Like Goebbels before them, conservatives understood that they had to create their own facts, their own truths, their own reality. They have done so, and in so doing effectively destroyed the very idea of objectivity. Trump can lie constantly only because white America has accepted an Orwellian sense of truth '-- the truth pulled inside out.
With Trump's election, I think that the ideal of an objective, truthful journalism is dead, never to be revived. Like Nixon and Sarah Palin before him, Trump ran against the media, boomeranging off the public's contempt for the press. He ran against what he regarded as media elitism and bias, and he ran on the idea that the press disdained working-class white America. Among the many now-widening divides in the country, this is a big one, the divide between the media and working-class whites, because it creates a Wild West of information '' a media ecology in which nothing can be believed except what you already believe.
With the mainstream media so delegitimized '-- a delegitimization for which they bear a good deal of blame, not having had the courage to take on lies and expose false equivalencies '-- they have very little role to play going forward in our politics. I suspect most of them will surrender to Trumpism '-- if they were able to normalize Trump as a candidate, they will no doubt normalize him as president. Cable news may even welcome him as a continuous entertainment and ratings booster. And in any case, like Reagan, he is bulletproof. The media cannot touch him, even if they wanted to. Presumably, there will be some courageous guerillas in the mainstream press, a kind of Resistance, who will try to fact-check him. But there will be few of them, and they will be whistling in the wind. Trump, like all dictators, is his own truth.
What's more, Trump already has promised to take his war on the press into courtrooms and the halls of Congress. He wants to loosen libel protections, and he has threatened Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos of Amazon with an antitrust suit. Individual journalists have reason to fear him as well. He has already singled out NBC's Katy Tur, perhaps the best of the television reporters, so that she needed the Secret Service to escort her from one of his rallies. Jewish journalists who have criticized Trump have been subjected to vicious anti-Semitism and intimidation from the alt-right. For the press, this is likely to be the new normal in an America in which white supremacists, neo-Nazi militias, racists, sexists, homophobes and anti-Semites have been legitimized by a new president who ''says what I'm thinking.'' It will be open season.
This converts the media from reporters to targets, and they have little recourse. Still, if anyone points the way forward, it may be New York Times columnist David Brooks. Brooks is no paragon. He always had seemed to willfully neglect modern Republicanism's incipient fascism (now no longer incipient), and he was an apologist for conservative self-enrichment and bigotry. But this campaign season, Brooks pretty much dispensed with politics. He seemed to have arrived at the conclusion that no good could possibly come of any of this and retreated into spirituality. What Brooks promoted were values of mutual respect, a bolder sense of civic engagement, an emphasis on community and neighborhood, and overall a belief in trickle-up decency rather than trickle-down economics. He is not hopeful, but he hasn't lost all hope.
For those of us now languishing in despair, this may be a prescription for rejuvenation. We have lost the country, but by refocusing, we may have gained our own little patch of the world and, more granularly, our own family. For journalists, Brooks may show how political reporting, which, as I said, is likely to be irrelevant in the Trump age, might yield to a broader moral context in which one considers the effect that policy, strategy and governance have not only on our physical and economic well-being but also on our spiritual well-being. In a society that is likely to be fractious and odious, we need a national conversation on values. The media could help start it.
But the disempowered media may have one more role to fill: They must bear witness. Many years from now, future generations will need to know what happened to us and how it happened. They will need to know how disgruntled white Americans, full of self-righteous indignation, found a way to take back a country they felt they were entitled to and which they believed had been lost. They will need to know about the ugliness and evil that destroyed us as a nation after great men like Lincoln and Roosevelt guided us through previous crises and kept our values intact. They will need to know, and they will need a vigorous, engaged, moral media to tell them. They will also need us.
We are not living for ourselves anymore in this country. Now we are living for history.
Donald Trump Adviser: U.S. Should Extradite Coup Suspect Fethullah Gulen to Turkey
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:48
Washington should extradite the exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen'--who Turkey suspects of plotting a failed military coup in July'--to Ankara, a top military adviser to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday.
''We need to adjust our foreign policy to recognize Turkey as a priority. We need to see the world from Turkey's perspective,'' retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn wrote for the conservative news website The Hill.
''What would we have done if right after 9/11 we heard the news that Osama bin Laden lives in a nice villa at a Turkish resort while running 160 charter schools funded by the Turkish taxpayers?''
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He continued: ''The forces of radical Islam derive their ideology from radical clerics like Gulen, who is running a scam. We should not provide him safe haven. In this crisis, it is imperative that we remember who our real friends are.''
Shortly after Trump's win in Tuesday's vote, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim congratulated the construction magnate on his win but also called for him to extradite the cleric, who has lived in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania since 1999.
Ankara has grown frustrated with Washington's refusal to extradite Gulen over his alleged role in the failed takeover. But U.S. authorities are examining evidence of his purported role in the coup.
Gulen denies any involvement in the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But Ankara maintains that the cleric's strand of Islam, which he presents as moderate, infiltrated Turkish state institutions. The aftermath of the failed coup saw Turkish authorities purge state institutions of thousands of workers, either arresting or suspending them.
Lt. Gen. Flynn criticized the Obama administration for undermining Turkey as a partner, saying that the new administration must start to understand that Turkey ''is vital to U.S. interests'' and a ''source of stability in the region.''
The veteran general, who served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, played an advisory role in Trump's campaign and the president-elect is widely expected to appoint him to a prominent defense role in his cabinet.
Chelsea Clinton being groomed to run for Congress | New York Post
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:14
While some pundits are declaring the Clinton political dynasty dead, sources tell us that it is far from over. Chelsea Clinton is being groomed for the New York seat held by Rep. Nita Lowey.
Chelsea could run for the seat in NYC's 17th Congressional District once Lowey, a respected, 79-year-old career politician with nearly 30 years in office, decides to retire, we have exclusively learned.
Lowey's district includes parts of Rockland and Westchester counties and, conveniently, Chappaqua, the Clinton family home base.
In August, Hillary and Bill Clinton purchased a home next door to their primary residence in Chappaqua for $1.16 million, which is intended for Chelsea, her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and their two children, Charlotte and Aidan.
While Chelsea currently lives, and is registered to vote, in Manhattan, she could easily make Chappaqua her legal residence in order to run for Lowey's seat when it becomes vacant.
Black Dallas Cop Sues Black Lives Matter, Soros for Inciting Race War
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:12
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Dallas Police Department Sergeant Demetrick Pennie, President of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, filed an amended federal complaint September 16 against more than a dozen defendant institutions and individuals to build a class action case on behalf of ''police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities including but not limited to Jews, Christians and Caucasians'' for ''inciting'' race riots and related violence.
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The suit hopes to produce damages and an injunction placed against alleged threats of racially-motived violence going forward.
The defendants represent a who's who of public figures in both racial and general political matters. Apart from founding members and public faces related to Black Lives Matter, Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam; Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network; Malik Zulu Shabazz and the New Black Panthers; George Soros; President Barack Obama; former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; and Democrat Nominee Hillary Clinton are all included in the suit.
The 66-page federal complaint alleges that each defendant individual and organization ''repeatedly incited their supporters and others to engage in threats and attacks'' against police officers around the nation, culminating in the July killings of five Dallas area officers with nine others wounded at a Black Lives Matter gathering. The complaint singles out George Soros as ''the financier of the BLM Defendants and similar organizations with the goal of inciting a race war'' and advocating violence against whites and Jews.
Defendants Obama and Clinton are blamed for repeatedly endorsing behaviors carried out and surrounding Black Lives Matter.
Sgt. Pennie is being represented by Larry Klayman of FreedomWatch. Klayman previously founded the conservative legal watchdog Judicial Watch.
''Sergeant Pennie and I feel duty-bound to put ourselves forward to seek an end to the incitement of violence against law enforcement which has already resulted in the death of five police officers in Dallas and the wounding of seven more, just in Texas alone,'' Klayman said in a release.
Sgt. Pennie told Breitbart Texas that he felt he had a duty to stand for officers in Texas and across the nation.
''This action was brought to stop the violence and killings of law enforcement officers in Dallas and throughout the nation.''
The plaintiffs hope to see an award in excess of $500 million, according to the complaint.
The federal lawsuit was originally filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. A copy of the amended complaint has been made available below.
Logan Churchwell is the Assistant Editor and a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. You can follow him on Twitter@LCChurchwell.
Pennie v. Soros et al Amended Complaint by BreitbartTexas on Scribd
Some MPs 'ready to vote against triggering Brexit' - BBC News
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:41
Image copyrightAFPImage caption The High Court ruled that MPs must vote on whether the UK can start the process of Brexit Liberal Democrat, some Labour and SDLP MPs have told the BBC they are prepared to vote against triggering Article 50.
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said his party would oppose it, unless they were promised a second referendum on the UK's Brexit deal with EU leaders.
Several Labour MPs are also willing to vote against it, despite the Labour Party pledging not to do so.
The government says Lib Dem and Labour MPs are "trying to thwart and reverse the referendum result".
With the support of Conservative MPs and the support or abstention of most Labour MPs, the bill is well placed to pass through the Commons.
But the opposition of some MPs is likely to embolden critics in the House of Lords.
'Red line'The Liberal Democrats have long called for a referendum on the outcome of the government's negotiations with EU, but only now have they said they will definitely vote against Article 50 if their demand is not met.
Mr Farron, whose party has eight MPs in the Commons, told BBC Radio 4's Today: "Article 50 would proceed but only if there is a referendum on the terms of the deal and if the British people are not respected then, yes, that is a red line and we would vote against the government."
Image copyrightPAImage caption Tim Farron wants a second referendum on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations For Labour, shadow minister Catherine West, former leadership contender Owen Smith and south London MP Helen Hayes all made clear they were prepared to vote against Article 50 - which begins formal exit negotiations with the EU - if amendments were not accepted.
Former Labour minister David Lammy and shadow transport minister Daniel Zeichner have said they would oppose Article 50. Opposition whip Thangam Debbonaire said she would also vote against it, if a vote were held imminently.
The SNP's 54 MPs may join them. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said they will not vote for anything that undermines the will of the Scottish people, and has previously said they will vote against a bill to write EU provisions into British law to prepare for Brexit.
'Genuine distress'Dulwich Labour MP Hayes said she was prepared to defy Labour whips to oppose the measure unless the government promised a second referendum.
She said: "I had somebody in my surgery last week who was in tears because of Brexit and I see genuine distress amongst my constituents about what this path means.
"I would not be representing them if I voted to trigger Article 50 on the basis of no information from the government about the path that they would then take us on."
In posts on Twitter and Facebook earlier this week, shadow Foreign Office minister Catherine West wrote: "As I have said before, I stand with the people of Hornsey & Wood Green, and I will vote against Brexit in Parliament."
'Unconditional' supportOwen Smith confirmed to Today that if his bid for a second referendum failed, he was likely to oppose the bill.
The SDLP's three MPs will also oppose the measure.
Ministers said MPs voting against Article 50 would effectively be trying to re-run the referendum in the hope of a "different answer".
"Parliament voted by a margin of six to one to put the decision on whether to remain in or leave the EU in the hands of the British people," said Brexit minister David Jones.
"Only the Conservatives can be trusted to respect the outcome of the referendum and make a success of Brexit."
Last week the High Court ruled Parliament must be consulted about leaving the European Union.
Unless the Supreme Court overturns the judgement in December, a bill to invoke Article 50 is expected in the new year.
Labour made clear its official position would be not to frustrate the process of leaving the EU after a newspaper report said the party leader Jeremy Corbyn intended to force a general election unless ministers caved in to demands.
After the story broke Labour sources said that while it would seek to amend the bill, it would provide "unconditional" support.
Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said Labour would not frustrate the process and would not vote down Article 50.
However, Labour and Liberal Democrat peers will try to amend the bill in the House of Lords. So too will one Conservative peer - Baroness Wheatcroft.
Perhaps Not a Trump Win, But A Clinton Loss -- The Trap of Reasoning From a Price Change | Coyote Blog
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:29
One of the homilies one hears all the time from economists is "Never reason from a price change." What does this mean? Prices emerge in the market at the intersection of the supply and demand curve. Often, when (say) a price of a commodity like oil decreases, pundits might reason that the demand for oil has suddenly dropped. But they don't necessarily know that, not without information other than just the price change. The price could have dropped because of a shift in the supply curve or the demand curve, or perhaps some combination of both. We can't know just from the price change.
Which gets me thinking about the last election. Trump won the election in part because several states like PA and WI, which had been safe Democratic wins in the last several elections, shifted to voting Republican. Reasoning from this shift, pundits have poured forth today with torrents of bloviation about revolutionary changes in how groups like midwestern white males are voting. But all these pundits were way wrong yesterday, so why would we expect them to suddenly be right today? In my mind they are making the same mistake as reasoning from a price change, because the shift in relative party fortunes in a number of states could be because Trump is somehow doing better than Romney and McCain, or it could be because Clinton is doing worse than Obama. Without other information, it is just as likely the story of the election is about a Clinton loss, not a Trump win.
Republican pundits want to think that they are riding some sort of revolutionary wave in the country. Democratic pundits don't want to admit their candidate was really weak and like how they can spin white supremacist story lines out of the narrative that Trump won on the backs of angry white men.
The only way we can know the true story is to get more data than just the fact of the shift. Let's go to Ramesh Ponnuru (and Kevin Drum from the other side of the political aisle makes many of the same points here and here).
The exit polls are remarkable. Would you believe that Mitt Romney won a greater percentage of the white vote than Donald Trump? Mitt took 59 percent while Trump won 58 percent. Would you believe that Trump improved the GOP's position with black and Hispanic voters? Obama won 93 percent of the black vote. Hillary won 88 percent. Obama won 71 percent of the Latino vote. Hillary won 65 percent.
Critically, millions of minority voters apparently stayed home. Trump's total vote is likely to land somewhere between John McCain's and Romney's (and well short of George W. Bush's 2004 total), while the Democrats have lost almost 10 million voters since 2008. And all this happened even as Democrats doubled-down on their own identity politics. Black Lives Matter went from a fringe movement to the Democratic mainstream in the blink of an eye. Radical sexual politics were mainstreamed even faster. White voters responded mainly by voting in the same or lesser numbers as the last three presidential elections. That's not a ''whitelash,'' it's consistency.
As I know all too well, a portion of Trump's online support is viciously racist. Conservative and liberal Americans can and must exercise extreme vigilance to insure that not one alt-right ''thinker'' has a place in the Trump administration, but it's simply wrong to attribute Trump's win to some form of great white wave. Trump won because minority voters let him win. The numbers don't lie. The ''coalition of the ascendant'' stayed home.
Trump had roughly the same vote totals as Romney and McCain, and did relatively better with non-whites and Hispanics. The difference in the election was not any particular enthusiasm for Trump, and certainly not any unique white enthusiasm, but a total lack of enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton. Look at the numbers in Drum's post -- Hillary did worse with every group. For god sakes, she did 5 points worse than Obama with unmarried women, the Lena Dunham crowd that theoretically should have been her core constituency. She did 8 points worse than Obama with Latino women!
This is not a story of a Trump revolution. This is a story of a loss by a really weak Clinton. Obama would have dusted the floor with Trump.
DNC Staffer Screams At Donna Brazile For Helping Elect Donald Trump | The Huffington Post
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:13
WASHINGTON '• On Thursday, Democratic Party officials held their first staff meeting since Hillary Clinton's stunning loss to Donald Trump in the presidential race. It didn't go well.
Donna Brazile, the interim leader of the Democratic National Committee, was giving what one attendee described as ''a rip-roaring speech'' to about 150 employees, about the need to have hope for wins going forward, when a staffer identified only as Zach stood up with a question.
''Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this?'' he asked, according to two people in the room. ''You backed a flawed candidate, and your friend [former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself.''
Some DNC staffers started to boo and some told him to sit down. Brazile began to answer, but Zach had more to say.
''You are part of the problem,'' he continued, blaming Brazile for clearing the path for Trump's victory by siding with Clinton early on. ''You and your friends will die of old age and I'm going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.''
Zach gathered his things and began to walk out. When Brazile called after him, asking where he was going, he told her to go outside and ''tell people there'' why she should be leading the party.
Two DNC staffers confirmed the exchange.
Asked for comment, Brazile said in an email, ''As you can imagine, the individual involved is a member of the staff and I personally do not wish to discuss our internal meetings.''
A DNC spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
Brazile, a seasoned Democratic strategist, is the DNC's interim chair until March 2017, when party officials hold a full DNC meeting to elect a new chair. Brazile has been filling in since July, when then-chair Wasserman Schultz stepped down after WikiLeaks released internal DNC emails showing party officials trying to help Clinton win the Democratic primary.
Brazile ran into her own bit of trouble in October when Wikileaks released emails showing that, in her role as a CNN strategist, she shared questions for CNN-sponsored candidate events in advance with friends on Clinton's campaign.
Neither of the DNC staffers who spoke to HuffPost knew Zach's last name, or much about him. They noted that he wasn't alone in his sentiments. Some in the room nodded as he spoke, they said, and after he left, some talked about him being right on some points (perhaps not his claims about imminent death by climate change).
A third attendee told HuffPost that, despite Zach's blow-up, there was ''overwhelming'' support for Brazile in the room. Her motivational words ''had some staffers in tears,'' per this attendee, and Brazile spoke to Zach's concerns after he left.
''If he had stayed, he would have heard that,'' this person said.
Brazile could move to stay on as chair after March, but Thursday's meeting shows at least some party officials want fresh blood at the top.
''The party is at a crossroads. They have been using the same playbook for decades, and now, they won't let anyone else come in and change it up,'' said one former longtime DNC staffer, who requested anonymity to speak freely. ''The fact that Democrats just sat through a devastating defeat and now have to trust the leadership that not only contributed to Clinton's loss, but the crushing 2014 midterm losses, well, what do they expect?''
This article has been updated to include comment from a third DNC meeting attendee.
They found the buses! Dozens lined up just blocks away from the Austin protests.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 03:40
They found the buses! Dozens lined up just blocks away from the Austin protests.Skip to comments.
They found the buses! Dozens lined up just blocks away from the Austin protests.Reddit ^ | November 10, 2016
Posted on 11/10/2016 6:06:35 AM PST by maggief
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https://twitter.com/erictucker/status/796543689237692416
Anti-Trump protestors in Austin today are not as organic as they seem. Here are the busses they came in. #fakeprotests #trump2016 #austin
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1 posted on 11/10/2016 6:06:35 AM PST by maggiefTo: maggief
Unconfirmed:
2 posted on 11/10/2016 6:07:54 AM PST by maggiefTo: maggief
3 posted on 11/10/2016 6:08:41 AM PST by maggiefTo: maggief
Nice looking busses Soros paid for
4 posted on 11/10/2016 6:08:46 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)To: maggief
5 posted on 11/10/2016 6:08:47 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( I'm Proud To Be An Okie From Muskogee)To: maggief
And guaranteed that they got paid. Perhaps in drugs or cigs?
6 posted on 11/10/2016 6:09:12 AM PST by fwdude (Stronger, To Get Her)To: maggief
The person that took that last shot needs: 1. Rain-X and, 2. An oil change.
CC
7 posted on 11/10/2016 6:10:04 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)To: maggief
8 posted on 11/10/2016 6:10:17 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)To: maggief
Who paid the bill?
Follow the money!
9 posted on 11/10/2016 6:10:18 AM PST by hoosiermama (‚''Christian faith is not the past but the present and the future. Make it stronger. "DJT l)To: maggief
Nice find....I suspect as much at nearly every protest.
10 posted on 11/10/2016 6:10:39 AM PST by Envisioning (Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?)To: maggief
FOLLOW THE MONEYARREST WHOEVER PAID FOR THESE BUSSES FOR INCITING A RIOTSUE THEM PERSONALLY FOR AL THE PROPERTY DAMAGE
11 posted on 11/10/2016 6:10:56 AM PST by Mr. K (Trump is running against EVERYONE. The Democrats, The Media, and the establishment GOP)To: maggief
I'm too happy to care!
Also wonder how much they're being paid!
12 posted on 11/10/2016 6:12:47 AM PST by Guenevere (If my people......will humble themselves and pray and seek my face .....I will heal their land...)To: hoosiermama
13 posted on 11/10/2016 6:12:57 AM PST by maggiefTo: maggief
To: maggief
And the media won't cover this story.
And the media will continue to wonder why nobody believes them.
15 posted on 11/10/2016 6:14:22 AM PST by samtheman (Voted Trump)To: maggief
Soros bump for later.....
16 posted on 11/10/2016 6:14:23 AM PST by indthkrTo: Celtic Conservative
17 posted on 11/10/2016 6:14:41 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Carly Simon is so vain, she thinks we think her insipid song is about us.)To: Mr. K
Those who can hopefully will take to the streets the day before Inauguration Day and force any protesters to be ten blocks away from the site with no way to get through the crowds to cause trouble. Position early, lock arms, give no ground! Show Pres a Trump and America that we support and defend our United States Constitution!
18 posted on 11/10/2016 6:15:13 AM PST by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)To: maggief
Welcome to the 21st century tools.
19 posted on 11/10/2016 6:16:16 AM PST by LentTo: Mr. K
To: maggief
21 posted on 11/10/2016 6:17:58 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)To: maggief
Nice pre-made signs. Very spontaneous...../s
22 posted on 11/10/2016 6:18:08 AM PST by Envisioning (Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?)To: Envisioning
Yes. All phony. The election was real.
23 posted on 11/10/2016 6:19:09 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( I'm Proud To Be An Okie From Muskogee)To: maggief
Same yellow and black sign.Am on cell Does it say in the bottom corners who paid for them?
24 posted on 11/10/2016 6:19:33 AM PST by hoosiermama (‚''Christian faith is not the past but the present and the future. Make it stronger. "DJT l)To: maggief
Nothing says ''spontaneous'' like hundreds of matching professionally printed signs.
25 posted on 11/10/2016 6:20:41 AM PST by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)To: Mr. K
My understanding is no permits were requested or issued. Illegal gatherings
26 posted on 11/10/2016 6:21:11 AM PST by hoosiermama (‚''Christian faith is not the past but the present and the future. Make it stronger. "DJT l)To: maggief
Yeah, but I bet yours can't sweetheart.
27 posted on 11/10/2016 6:21:51 AM PST by PLMerite (Lord, let me die fighting lions. Amen.)To: TornadoAlley3
Hilarious. Kinda symbolic. Wish more had walked into poles.
28 posted on 11/10/2016 6:22:06 AM PST by EDINVATo: maggief
Soros isn't nearly the businessman he thinks he is.
One of the first things I learned in the business world is,
Don't Throw Good Money After Bad
29 posted on 11/10/2016 6:25:40 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")To: maggief
30 posted on 11/10/2016 6:26:01 AM PST by The TollTo: maggief
Ahhh! The pink sign reminds me of a term used when I was a youth! ''Snapper'' was the first thing that popped into this old man's head. Thanks! Made me feel young again - for numerous reasons!
31 posted on 11/10/2016 6:26:57 AM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))To: maggief
I always like to pay attention to where/who is paying for all those great signs these protesters always seem to carry.
In this case it is the ''action coalition''. Just another communist organization.
Checked their website just for fun. One of their ''Action Alerts'' is a Free Jalil Muntaqim protest. Seems he's up for parole, again, after 45 years in Prison.
According to Actioncoalition he is a political prisoner.
According to Wikipedia he is convicted of killing 2 cops.
There really is a very strong ''difference of opinion /s'' in this country.
32 posted on 11/10/2016 6:27:45 AM PST by saleman (s)To: hoosiermama
33 posted on 11/10/2016 6:28:49 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)To: hoosiermama
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/11/answercoalition_not_letting_ferguson_crisis_go_to_waste_.html#ixzz4PcG5KGf8
(1) A.N.S.W.E.R.'s core of professionals includes seasoned protest organizers, the political cadre of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), and a D.C.-based law firm '' the Partnership for Civil Justice. These ''professionals'' share a political worldview, and, in multiple cases, common addresses, phone numbers, and operatives. These three groups are the focus of this inquiry.
(2) Behind-the-scenes ''contracted specialists'' include signage and audio specialists, web designers, copywriters, and all those who help craft the enterprise's public communications. They are not a subject of this inquiry.
(3) The ''part-time, seasonal and temporary workers'' include the local extras that make up the supporting cast for street demonstrations, a few persons who serve as board members, and what funding sources are able to be identified. Many of the street extras are recruited from the special-issue groups that make up A.N.S.W.E.R.'s ever-shifting coalitions that evolve, demonstrate, and then dissolve. A few of these ''extras'' are mentioned in passing.
Where and What is A.N.S.W.E.R.?
The National Office for A.N.S.W.E.R. is 617 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Remember that address. Its branch locations will be referenced later.
(snip)
Who Funds A.N.S.W.E.R.?
That is a question not easily answered. An effort to track the money trail that funds A.N.S.W.E.R. surfaced one relatively recent, significant source '' the Progress Unity Fund.
According to the Form 990's from 2010-2012 for the Progress Unity Fund (PUF), 167 Anderson St., San Francisco 74110, PUF granted a total of $278,458 to A.N.S.W.E.R. during those three years.
(snip)
A 2006 Human Events article entitled ''Who Funds Pro-Amnesty ANSWER Group?'' stated that ''Since ANSWER's inception [2001], PUF has given $147,987 to ANSWER as revealed on their IRS Form 990, a hefty amount considering PUF generated only $219,370 in revenue in 2004.''
The article noted that, in 2006, the Progress Unity Fund and the San Francisco office of A.N.S.W.E.R. shared the same address.
Human Events also stated that PUF's Form 990 ''lists Brenda Sanburg, Rosa Penate and Keith Pavlik as officers of the organization, all three of whom have written for the WWP's publication, Workers World.'' In 2006, Rosa Penate was affiliated with A.N.S.W.E.R. and Keith Pavik is now among the 24 key members identified by Liberation, the ''newspaper'' of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Pavik is also identified as the current designer of the PUF website.
Additionally, in 2006, Human Events identified several other funding sources for A.N.S.W.E.R.:
''ANSWER also received money from a wealthy 'social justice philanthropy,' called the Vanguard Public Foundation, which is also connected to PUF through grant exchanges. VPF gave ANSWER $7,000 directly in 2004 and gave PUF and IAC [International Action Fund] lump grants totaling $11,250 from 2002-2003. VPF has also sponsored anti-war protests that ANSWER supported. In 2002, VPF donated $116,391 to an anti-war march on Feb. 16, 2002, and $69,535 towards ''Stop the War Marches'' in March 2003. The Alliance for Global Justice, an anti-free trade organization that focuses on Latin America, has given ANSWER $28,958. ANSWER, AGJ and the Mexico Solidarity Network also share the same Washington, D.C., office.''
See also:
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderprofile.asp?fndid=5222&category=79
34 posted on 11/10/2016 6:29:27 AM PST by maggiefTo: maggief
International Answer. Norks' bitches. Funded by Soros no doubt.
To: RightGeek
Pop a tire in every one of those buses. Unable to move Soros will have to pay for overtime.
36 posted on 11/10/2016 6:31:25 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)To: Celtic Conservative
They should probably check their brakes too.....
37 posted on 11/10/2016 6:31:52 AM PST by M-cubedTo: Billyv
What is the weather like in Washington?
Maybe President Trump can just take the oath of office in Trump Tower, and skip all the nonsense.
Who needs a huge party when the nation is $20Trillion in debt?
38 posted on 11/10/2016 6:32:14 AM PST by Mr. K (Trump is running against EVERYONE. The Democrats, The Media, and the establishment GOP)To: Mr. K
I wonder if a million bikers show up for the inauguration, if they will have as many protesters?
What is the temperature like in Washington in January?
Hold the swearing-in ceremony at Mar-a-lago!!!
39 posted on 11/10/2016 6:34:12 AM PST by Mr. K (Trump is running against EVERYONE. The Democrats, The Media, and the establishment GOP)To: hoosiermama
Start grabbibg whoever they can (ringleaders prefrred) and throw them in jail.
Get names and addresses and identities.
If bussed into the area from elsewhere then start to look at RICO charges.
40 posted on 11/10/2016 6:38:25 AM PST by Mr. K (Trump is running against EVERYONE. The Democrats, The Media, and the establishment GOP)To: Envisioning
All supplied by the Commies at ANSWER.
41 posted on 11/10/2016 6:39:21 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)To: maggief
42 posted on 11/10/2016 6:39:47 AM PST by Lazamataz (TRUMP WINS!!!! TRUMP WINS!!!! TRUMP WINS!!!! TRUMP WINS!!!! TRUMP WINS!!!! TRUMP WINS!!!!)To: maggief
Those signs look...professional. This 'spontaneous' protest looks rather organized.
43 posted on 11/10/2016 6:41:58 AM PST by lacrewTo: Celtic Conservative
The person that took that last shot needs: 1. Rain-X and, 2. An oil change.Meh. Oil change. I've been more than a year on mine, still looks clean, still sitting at the full level. I will get it changed, as I finally hit the 3,500 mile mark since the last change.
44 posted on 11/10/2016 6:42:12 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees! - Kipling)To: maggief
The vote for Trump was way better than we will ever know.I would guess the fraud was worth at least 8 points nationally.(That number comes from the Academy of Posterior Economics and Analysis(A.P.E.S.) by the way.)So, he actually has way more support than the numbers will show.
To: maggief
46 posted on 11/10/2016 6:44:12 AM PST by chucklesTo: maggief
47 posted on 11/10/2016 6:48:01 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)To: Celtic Conservative
48 posted on 11/10/2016 6:49:30 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)To: nuconvert
Those are a Military Column, not buses.
Send in the military vets to flatten tires. Let them walk.
49 posted on 11/10/2016 6:53:27 AM PST by TheNext (Hillary Hurts Children & Women)To: maggief
Thanks for the great research.
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They found the buses! Dozens lined up just blocks away from the Austin protests.Skip to comments.
They found the buses! Dozens lined up just blocks away from the Austin protests.Reddit ^ | November 10, 2016
Posted on 11/10/2016 6:06:35 AM PST by maggief
erictucker @erictucker
https://twitter.com/erictucker/status/796543689237692416
Anti-Trump protestors in Austin today are not as organic as they seem. Here are the busses they came in. #fakeprotests #trump2016 #austin
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1 posted on
11/10/2016 6:06:35 AM PST by
maggiefTo: maggief
Unconfirmed:
2 posted on
11/10/2016 6:07:54 AM PST by
maggiefTo: maggief
3 posted on
11/10/2016 6:08:41 AM PST by
maggiefTo: maggief
Nice looking busses Soros paid for
4 posted on
11/10/2016 6:08:46 AM PST by
nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
To: maggief
5 posted on
11/10/2016 6:08:47 AM PST by
TornadoAlley3 ( I'm Proud To Be An Okie From Muskogee)
To: maggief
And guaranteed that they got paid. Perhaps in drugs or cigs?
6 posted on
11/10/2016 6:09:12 AM PST by
fwdude (Stronger, To Get Her)
To: maggief
The person that took that last shot needs: 1. Rain-X and, 2. An oil change.
CC
7 posted on
11/10/2016 6:10:04 AM PST by
Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)
To: maggief
8 posted on
11/10/2016 6:10:17 AM PST by
camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
To: maggief
Who paid the bill?
Follow the money!
9 posted on
11/10/2016 6:10:18 AM PST by
hoosiermama (‚''Christian faith is not the past but the present and the future. Make it stronger. "DJT l)
To: maggief
Nice find....I suspect as much at nearly every protest.
10 posted on
11/10/2016 6:10:39 AM PST by
Envisioning (Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?)
To: maggief
FOLLOW THE MONEYARREST WHOEVER PAID FOR THESE BUSSES FOR INCITING A RIOTSUE THEM PERSONALLY FOR AL THE PROPERTY DAMAGE
11 posted on
11/10/2016 6:10:56 AM PST by
Mr. K (Trump is running against EVERYONE. The Democrats, The Media, and the establishment GOP)
To: maggief
I'm too happy to care!
Also wonder how much they're being paid!
12 posted on
11/10/2016 6:12:47 AM PST by
Guenevere (If my people......will humble themselves and pray and seek my face .....I will heal their land...)
To: hoosiermama
13 posted on
11/10/2016 6:12:57 AM PST by
maggiefTo: maggief
To: maggief
And the media won't cover this story.
And the media will continue to wonder why nobody believes them.
15 posted on
11/10/2016 6:14:22 AM PST by
samtheman (Voted Trump)
To: maggief
Soros bump for later.....
16 posted on
11/10/2016 6:14:23 AM PST by
indthkrTo: Celtic Conservative
17 posted on
11/10/2016 6:14:41 AM PST by
Larry Lucido (Carly Simon is so vain, she thinks we think her insipid song is about us.)
To: Mr. K
Those who can hopefully will take to the streets the day before Inauguration Day and force any protesters to be ten blocks away from the site with no way to get through the crowds to cause trouble. Position early, lock arms, give no ground! Show Pres a Trump and America that we support and defend our United States Constitution!
18 posted on
11/10/2016 6:15:13 AM PST by
Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
To: maggief
Welcome to the 21st century tools.
19 posted on
11/10/2016 6:16:16 AM PST by
LentTo: Mr. K
To: maggief
21 posted on
11/10/2016 6:17:58 AM PST by
pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
To: maggief
Nice pre-made signs. Very spontaneous...../s
22 posted on
11/10/2016 6:18:08 AM PST by
Envisioning (Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?)
To: Envisioning
Yes. All phony. The election was real.
23 posted on
11/10/2016 6:19:09 AM PST by
TornadoAlley3 ( I'm Proud To Be An Okie From Muskogee)
To: maggief
Same yellow and black sign.Am on cell Does it say in the bottom corners who paid for them?
24 posted on
11/10/2016 6:19:33 AM PST by
hoosiermama (‚''Christian faith is not the past but the present and the future. Make it stronger. "DJT l)
To: maggief
Nothing says ''spontaneous'' like hundreds of matching professionally printed signs.
25 posted on
11/10/2016 6:20:41 AM PST by
MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
To: Mr. K
My understanding is no permits were requested or issued. Illegal gatherings
26 posted on
11/10/2016 6:21:11 AM PST by
hoosiermama (‚''Christian faith is not the past but the present and the future. Make it stronger. "DJT l)
To: maggief
Yeah, but I bet yours can't sweetheart.
27 posted on
11/10/2016 6:21:51 AM PST by
PLMerite (Lord, let me die fighting lions. Amen.)
To: TornadoAlley3
Hilarious. Kinda symbolic. Wish more had walked into poles.
28 posted on
11/10/2016 6:22:06 AM PST by
EDINVATo: maggief
Soros isn't nearly the businessman he thinks he is.
One of the first things I learned in the business world is,
Don't Throw Good Money After Bad
29 posted on
11/10/2016 6:25:40 AM PST by
blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
To: maggief
30 posted on
11/10/2016 6:26:01 AM PST by
The TollTo: maggief
Ahhh! The pink sign reminds me of a term used when I was a youth! ''Snapper'' was the first thing that popped into this old man's head. Thanks! Made me feel young again - for numerous reasons!
31 posted on
11/10/2016 6:26:57 AM PST by
USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
To: maggief
I always like to pay attention to where/who is paying for all those great signs these protesters always seem to carry.
In this case it is the ''action coalition''. Just another communist organization.
Checked their website just for fun. One of their ''Action Alerts'' is a Free Jalil Muntaqim protest. Seems he's up for parole, again, after 45 years in Prison.
According to Actioncoalition he is a political prisoner.
According to Wikipedia he is convicted of killing 2 cops.
There really is a very strong ''difference of opinion /s'' in this country.
32 posted on
11/10/2016 6:27:45 AM PST by
saleman (s)
To: hoosiermama
33 posted on
11/10/2016 6:28:49 AM PST by
RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
To: hoosiermama
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/11/answercoalition_not_letting_ferguson_crisis_go_to_waste_.html#ixzz4PcG5KGf8
(1) A.N.S.W.E.R.'s core of professionals includes seasoned protest organizers, the political cadre of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), and a D.C.-based law firm '' the Partnership for Civil Justice. These ''professionals'' share a political worldview, and, in multiple cases, common addresses, phone numbers, and operatives. These three groups are the focus of this inquiry.
(2) Behind-the-scenes ''contracted specialists'' include signage and audio specialists, web designers, copywriters, and all those who help craft the enterprise's public communications. They are not a subject of this inquiry.
(3) The ''part-time, seasonal and temporary workers'' include the local extras that make up the supporting cast for street demonstrations, a few persons who serve as board members, and what funding sources are able to be identified. Many of the street extras are recruited from the special-issue groups that make up A.N.S.W.E.R.'s ever-shifting coalitions that evolve, demonstrate, and then dissolve. A few of these ''extras'' are mentioned in passing.
Where and What is A.N.S.W.E.R.?
The National Office for A.N.S.W.E.R. is 617 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Remember that address. Its branch locations will be referenced later.
(snip)
Who Funds A.N.S.W.E.R.?
That is a question not easily answered. An effort to track the money trail that funds A.N.S.W.E.R. surfaced one relatively recent, significant source '' the Progress Unity Fund.
According to the Form 990's from 2010-2012 for the Progress Unity Fund (PUF), 167 Anderson St., San Francisco 74110, PUF granted a total of $278,458 to A.N.S.W.E.R. during those three years.
(snip)
A 2006 Human Events article entitled ''Who Funds Pro-Amnesty ANSWER Group?'' stated that ''Since ANSWER's inception [2001], PUF has given $147,987 to ANSWER as revealed on their IRS Form 990, a hefty amount considering PUF generated only $219,370 in revenue in 2004.''
The article noted that, in 2006, the Progress Unity Fund and the San Francisco office of A.N.S.W.E.R. shared the same address.
Human Events also stated that PUF's Form 990 ''lists Brenda Sanburg, Rosa Penate and Keith Pavlik as officers of the organization, all three of whom have written for the WWP's publication, Workers World.'' In 2006, Rosa Penate was affiliated with A.N.S.W.E.R. and Keith Pavik is now among the 24 key members identified by Liberation, the ''newspaper'' of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Pavik is also identified as the current designer of the PUF website.
Additionally, in 2006, Human Events identified several other funding sources for A.N.S.W.E.R.:
''ANSWER also received money from a wealthy 'social justice philanthropy,' called the Vanguard Public Foundation, which is also connected to PUF through grant exchanges. VPF gave ANSWER $7,000 directly in 2004 and gave PUF and IAC [International Action Fund] lump grants totaling $11,250 from 2002-2003. VPF has also sponsored anti-war protests that ANSWER supported. In 2002, VPF donated $116,391 to an anti-war march on Feb. 16, 2002, and $69,535 towards ''Stop the War Marches'' in March 2003. The Alliance for Global Justice, an anti-free trade organization that focuses on Latin America, has given ANSWER $28,958. ANSWER, AGJ and the Mexico Solidarity Network also share the same Washington, D.C., office.''
See also:
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderprofile.asp?fndid=5222&category=79
34 posted on
11/10/2016 6:29:27 AM PST by
maggiefTo: maggief
International Answer. Norks' bitches. Funded by Soros no doubt.
To: RightGeek
Pop a tire in every one of those buses. Unable to move Soros will have to pay for overtime.
36 posted on
11/10/2016 6:31:25 AM PST by
DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
To: Celtic Conservative
They should probably check their brakes too.....
37 posted on
11/10/2016 6:31:52 AM PST by
M-cubedTo: Billyv
What is the weather like in Washington?
Maybe President Trump can just take the oath of office in Trump Tower, and skip all the nonsense.
Who needs a huge party when the nation is $20Trillion in debt?
38 posted on
11/10/2016 6:32:14 AM PST by
Mr. K (Trump is running against EVERYONE. The Democrats, The Media, and the establishment GOP)
To: Mr. K
I wonder if a million bikers show up for the inauguration, if they will have as many protesters?
What is the temperature like in Washington in January?
Hold the swearing-in ceremony at Mar-a-lago!!!
39 posted on
11/10/2016 6:34:12 AM PST by
Mr. K (Trump is running against EVERYONE. The Democrats, The Media, and the establishment GOP)
To: hoosiermama
Start grabbibg whoever they can (ringleaders prefrred) and throw them in jail.
Get names and addresses and identities.
If bussed into the area from elsewhere then start to look at RICO charges.
40 posted on
11/10/2016 6:38:25 AM PST by
Mr. K (Trump is running against EVERYONE. The Democrats, The Media, and the establishment GOP)
To: Envisioning
All supplied by the Commies at ANSWER.
41 posted on
11/10/2016 6:39:21 AM PST by
Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
To: maggief
42 posted on
11/10/2016 6:39:47 AM PST by
Lazamataz (TRUMP WINS!!!! TRUMP WINS!!!! TRUMP WINS!!!! TRUMP WINS!!!! TRUMP WINS!!!! TRUMP WINS!!!!)
To: maggief
Those signs look...professional. This 'spontaneous' protest looks rather organized.
43 posted on
11/10/2016 6:41:58 AM PST by
lacrewTo: Celtic Conservative
The person that took that last shot needs: 1. Rain-X and, 2. An oil change.Meh. Oil change. I've been more than a year on mine, still looks clean, still sitting at the full level. I will get it changed, as I finally hit the 3,500 mile mark since the last change.
44 posted on
11/10/2016 6:42:12 AM PST by
IYAS9YAS (An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees! - Kipling)
To: maggief
The vote for Trump was way better than we will ever know.I would guess the fraud was worth at least 8 points nationally.(That number comes from the Academy of Posterior Economics and Analysis(A.P.E.S.) by the way.)So, he actually has way more support than the numbers will show.
To: maggief
46 posted on
11/10/2016 6:44:12 AM PST by
chucklesTo: maggief
47 posted on
11/10/2016 6:48:01 AM PST by
stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
To: Celtic Conservative
48 posted on
11/10/2016 6:49:30 AM PST by
stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
To: nuconvert
Those are a Military Column, not buses.
Send in the military vets to flatten tires. Let them walk.
49 posted on
11/10/2016 6:53:27 AM PST by
TheNext (Hillary Hurts Children & Women)
To: maggief
Thanks for the great research.
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CEO tells pro-Trump employees with 'hateful attitudes' to resign | TheHill
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 03:30
The founder of an online food delivery company had some blunt words Wednesday for conservative employees who support Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump talks with Canadian PMPreliminary list shows potential Trump Cabinet picksReport: Pence to meet with Biden, RyanMORE: ''You have no place here.''
One day after Trump was elected president, Grubhub CEO and co-founder Matt Maloney sent a letter to the company's staff encouraging employees who support Trump's behavior on the campaign trail to resign.
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"While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that this behavior - and these views, have no place at Grubhub," Maloney wrote.''Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.''
"I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can," he continued.
"As we all try to understand what this vote means to us, I want to affirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States," he said.
''If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,'' Maloney added. ''We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team."
Maloney, who backed Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump talks with Canadian PMTrump, Ryan signal new chapter in relationshipTrump win sets off industry scrambleMORE in the presidential election, back-tracked after his letter went viral and sparked criticism online. The company CEO later tweeted Thursday that GrubHub is "proud of all our employees -- even those who voted for Trump."
"Some of the statements in my email have been misconstrued," Maloney said in a statement. "I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump. I would never make such a demand."
Maloney ended the letter to staff by saying that Trump ''deserves our open minds and a chance to lead.''
Grubhub is based in Illinois, one of the few Midwestern states Clinton won.
Muslim Student Who Reported Trump-Inspired Attack Admits She Made It Up, Police Say - ABC News
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 02:51
A Muslim woman in Louisiana who told police she was attacked with a metal object and robbed of her headscarf and wallet by two men wearing Donald Trump clothing just hours after Trump was elected president admitted to police today that she made it up, Lafayette police told ABC News.
''She made up the entire story about being attacked, about her hijab being taken. There was no truth to any of it,'' Lafayette Police Department spokesman Cpl. Karol Ratcliff said.
The 18-year-old University of Louisiana at Lafayette student, who police haven't named, reported that two white men jumped out of a gray sedan and accosted her while she was walking near campus, striking her several times in the back with a metal object, and knocking her down. She also told police they shouted racial obscenities at her before fleeing. Police said they weren't able to identify any suspects and that she declined medical treatment.
The report of the attack garnered national attention and elicited outrage today from the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, which issued a firm rebuke of the attack, tying it to the anti-Muslim rhetoric of Trump's campaign.
''We condemn this rhetoric and this behavior. We call on all Louisianians to reject anti-Muslim bigotry. Muslim Americans and residents have the same rights that we all do: to practice our religion freely and openly, to live and work without fear, and to participate equally in public life,'' the ACLU of Louisiana said in a statement.
But by this afternoon, the student had changed her story.
''She caused all this stir over nothing. I don't know what her motivation was,'' Ratcliff said.
''Getting people upset and afraid is not the way to express your discontent," he said. "It's just not the way to do it. And it's not ok and that's why there's a consequence.''
The student will be charged with a misdemeanor for filing a false police report, but will likely not face any jail time, Ratcliff said.
''We're moving on from it,'' Ratcliff said. ''She decided to tell the truth about not telling the truth.''
Despite this false report, other attacks on Muslim Americans have been reported since Tuesday. Authorities at San Diego State University said two suspects targeted a Muslim student on campus Wednesday because of her faith and made comments about Trump's election. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election has civil rights advocates warning Muslim Americans to ''be cautious'' of their surroundings and to ''pay extra attention to safety and security at mosques.''
"In times of crisis or in times of upheaval, often American Muslims and their institutions are targeted," said Council on American-Islamic Relations national communications director Ibrahim Hooper. "We're not saying it will happen in his [Trump's] case, but we should be aware of that possibility."
You Deserve a Trump Presidency '' Medium
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 23:01
Donald J. Trump is the 45th president of the United States. And it's your fault, my liberal friends.When I woke up this morning, I opened my Twitter feed and noticed an eerie, deafening silence. It wasn't long before I realized what had happened.
The words ''President'' and ''Trump'' were in the same sentence. And it wasn't an article from The Onion.
To my astonishment, I wasn't surprised. I wasn't sad. I wasn't afraid. Somehow I knew all along this would happen, and I immediately thought of the prophetic words of Michael Moore.
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, 'cause you'll be saying them for the next four years: ''PRESIDENT TRUMP.''
Now a few hours went by. Browsing through the Facebook stream, I had a hopeless sense of pity for my friends on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
I sat on the train and cried'...
Wrote a Lithuanian girl emigrated to the U.S.
I AM NOT JOKING ABOUT ACQUIRING AN ISLAND. WHO IS INVESTING AND WHO IS COMING?
Was the cry of another young woman.
The endless stream of angry and desperate emoticons was punctuated by astonished remarks, people in shock, incredulous of the results.
Now that I have collected my thoughts, I have something very important to tell you, my dear liberal friends. Something you are not going to like, and that will probably hurt more than the results of this election.
You deserve a Trump PresidencyI am not saying this light-hearted, or out of a sense of sadistic pleasure in seeing you suffer. I am saying this because it's true.
The reality is you voted for Trump years ago. You just didn't want to admit it to yourself.You voted for Trump when you let a corrupt system bail out banks for trillions of dollars, without putting up a real fight.
You voted for Trump when you allowed the architects of thefinancial meltdowngo free with million-dollar bonuses, instead of facing charges for the crimes they have committed.
You voted for Trump when the discussion on the gender-inclusive toilet was the top item on your agenda, instead of reforming theElectoral College, an insane, undemocratic system that theoretically allows for someone with 22% of the votes to win the election.
The insane rules of the Electoral College.You voted for Trump when The History Channel went from showing documentaries about the Second World War to ''Ancient Aliens'' and ''Swamp People'', and The Discovery Channel went from showing ''Lost Treasures of the Yangtze Valley'' to ''Naked and Afraid''.
You voted for Trump when Lawrence Lessig'Š'--'Šwho wanted to reform the broken Campaign Financing system'--ran for president, and you let the Democratic Party push him out from the debates, changing the rules post hoc, proving there was nothing democratic about the Democratic Party.
Harvard Professor Larry Lessig explaining his plan to restore democracy in the U.S.There will never be a Christmas.We will never get your issue solveduntil we fix this issue first.So it's not that mine is the most important issue. It's not.Yours is the most important issue, but mine is the first issue.'' Larry Lessig on Campaign Financing in the U.S.
You voted for Trump when you let the DNC play dirty tricks againstBernie Sanders, a candidate that represented a much needed change of direction, and that would have won against Trump in a landslide. You didn't protest. You didn't take the streets. You didn't ask for Hillary's resignation.
You let that happen.
Do you miss me now?But most of all, you voted for Trump when you let the most hated politician in modern American history (Trump aside) become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.
A person who represents everything that's wrong with the establishment. A person who IS the establishment, who didn't and wouldn't touch the powers that be, because she depends on them. A person that by any stretch of the definition cannot be considered ''liberal'', ''left'', or ''for the people''.
Someone who is in favorof the death penalty and was againstsame-sex marriage.
Someone who guarantees that none of the fundamental issues plaguing American democracy would be fixed, and that drove millions of voters away.
America, I'm sorry to say, but you deserve a Trump Presidency.
You deserve it because through your collective inaction and indifference towards all the very obvious wrongdoings, you let your country slip into a hole, and the most effort you made was starting a few hashtags on Twitter.
You deserve it because your failure to address the most fundamental problem of America, the injustice of an economic system that lets the powerful and rich control everything while dividing a nation, run amok undisturbed, and this is the inevitable result. The biggest fuck you in modern history.
Now feel the pain of a Trump Presidency.
Experience the frustration, when he will elect far-right, conservative supreme court justices.
Experience the horror when those justices will repeal same-sex marriage laws, and you won't be free to love someone.
Experience the desperation when he will cancel the Paris agreement on Climate Change, drill deeper to find more oil, burn coal, cut funding on research and development for renewable energies, and you won't be free to imagine a positive future for your and your children.
Experience the anger when the rivers will be polluted, the corals will die, and the forests will disappear, and you won't be free to take a walk in a park without a gas mask like they do in China.
Experience the hopelessness when a deportation force will take away your family, friends, co-workers and loved ones, and you won't be free to live free.
Experience the fear when neo-nazi white supremacist groups will explode throughout the country, when acts of racism, hatred, violence, xenophobia, and bullism will be the norm.
Only then will you finally get off of social media, stop bitching about your organic coffee, kale salad, and recycled yoga mat, get out on the streets and start a revolution.
This is what you need. A revolution.Because the issues America is facing are the same of 30 years ago.
Richard Pryor knew it.
Martin Luther King Jr. knew it.
Racisms, bigotry, hate. They all have a common problem. Mahatma Gandhi once said:
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Indeed he was right. Like Pryor and King, he understood that the very power structure of American society creates violence and division. Unless that is addressed, you will live in the illusion of peace and safety.
Now the veil has come down. And reality is punching you in the face.
Donald Trump holds high the flag for gay equality - Washington Times
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:55
ANALYSIS/OPINION:
Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump made history Sunday and the political media barely noticed. Or maybe they did see it - but since it didn't fit the narrative of what a Republican is supposed to look like they decided to ignore it.
On Sunday, at a rally in Colorado, Mr. Trump proudly held up a rainbow flag with the words ''LGBT for Trump'' written on it to a cheering crowd of thousands. It was an historic moment for gay equality and the Party of Lincoln as the 2016 GOP nominee for President of the United States held high the flag for gay equality. No other Republican Presidential nominee in history has embraced the LGBT community in such a loud and proud way.
And yet, the moment was barely reported by the media despite the fact it happened in front of the traveling press corps accompanying Mr. Trump. Political reporters, not unsurprising, largely failed to write on the moment where a Republican challenged their negative media stereotype.
But the moment was nevertheless historic. Trump walked on stage in Greeley, Colorado to a large cheering crowd when he spotted a rainbow flag in the audience. As the music blasted through the speakers, Mr. Trump pointed to a supporter as if to ask if he could see his flag and then motioned for a campaign worker to help retrieve the LGBT symbol of equality from the attendee.
Within seconds, Mr. Trump was walking around the platform with the rainbow flag in his hands and moments later unfurled it in full display. You could see a huge smile on Mr. Trump's face as he walked to both sides of the stage to proudly hold up the rainbow flag announcing support from the gay and lesbian community.
Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller told me, ''Mr. Trump is campaigning to be President for ALL Americans and was proud to carry the 'LGBT for Trump' rainbow flag on stage in Greeley, CO yesterday. He will protect all Americans from the radical Islamic extremists who perpetuate hate and violence around the world, unlike Hillary Clinton who dangerously plans for open borders and has accepted millions of dollars from repressive regimes with a history of violence, discrimination and oppression against women, gays and minorities.''
The moment wasn't the first time Mr. Trump made history for his support for LGBT equality, either. In Cleveland, Ohio, in July, he spoke to the Republican National Committee (RNC) and voiced his support for LGBT equality, even interrupting his nomination speech to thank the thousands of delegates and attendees for cheering and clapping when he announced his support. It was the first time a GOP nominee embraced the gay and lesbian voter and appealed for their support in their nomination speech. Mr. Trump also invited PayPal co-Founder Peter Thiel to speak at the RNC Convention in Cleveland where Mr. Thiel announced that he was gay and proud, making him the first Republican National Convention speaker in history to openly embrace his sexuality in a prepared speech.
Sadly, Mr. Trump's embrace of the rainbow flag Sunday was largely ignored by the DC media types who four years earlier wrote widely and extensively about Mitt Romney's inability to talk openly about LGBT equality in his 2012 bid for President. Mr. Romney failed to confront the loud religious right activists who condemned him for hiring gay campaign staffers prompting the political media to have a field day turning the moment into what they called a failure to lead all Americans. The news coverage in 2012 about Mr. Romney's inability to appeal to gay and lesbian voters was a constant theme of the political media whenever the issue of gay marriage came up.
Today, however, Mr. Trump's easy and consistent embrace of the LGBT community is rarely highlighted by the same media crowd. In fact, some liberal reporters have even tried to falsely claim that Trump is a traditional Republican nominee on the issue of gay equality.
While it has been mostly unreported, Mr. Trump has embraced the LGBT community like no other GOP nominee in history. His rainbow flag waiving in Colorado was only the latest sign of his continued support for gay equality. Whatever happens on November 8, 2016 in the presidential race, Mr. Trump has forever changed the Republican party's support for LGBT equality and future Republican leaders will have a difficult time not meeting the new standard.
Richard Grenell served as the U.S. spokesman for four U.S. Ambassadors to the United Nations. He is the longest-serving American to hold that position, having served from 2001-2008.
Sexxpot Cannabis Strain Designed Specially to Make Women Orgasm
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 03:44
Sexxpot Cannabis Strain Designed Specifically to Make Women Orgasm
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One night, pot enthusiast Karyn Wagner smoked up with her partner before having what she later described as the best sex she'd ever had. ''After I had smoked this one, I said, 'you know, honey, that was perfect. Save it for next time,''' she said. That night proved to be life-changing for Wagner, not only regarding her sex life but also regarding her entrepreneurial life. Her company is now selling a special strain it calls ''Sexxpot,'' which Wagner says is specially designed to help women attain incredibly pleasurable orgasms.
The MasterplanSexxpot nug.
Already a presence in the cannabis industry, Wagner began working to create a strain that would allow her'--and any other woman'--to experience the same mind-blowing sexual experience she'd had that fateful night more than a year ago.
Now it seems she's succeeded. According to their site, the new strain is derived from a low-THC strain called ''Mr. Nice'' and contains somewhere around 14 percent THC, relatively little compared to other popular strains, which are typically around 18 to 20 percent THC.
She says that's a benefit because the product will put you in a 'sensual' headspace and affect the body's sensations without getting the smoker too high to do the deed.
The Sexxpot ScienceSexxpot is only available in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Eloise Theisen, a cannabis consultant, and nurse practitioner told us that ''women just need less THC in general. And high levels of THC can promote anti-estrogen activity.''
''My guess is that Sexxpot, with the lower THC, regulates the body's endocannabinoid system and helps bring back the balance of hormones, but without sacrificing the therapeutic properties.'' '' Said Eloise Theisen
While marijuana's possible aphrodisiac properties aren't anything new, what is noteworthy about Wagner's new strain is that it's the first one designed specifically to enhance the sexual experiences of women.
Echoing the sensuality of its strain, the only description of Sexxpot Wagner's company gives is in the form of a poem:
''Turn down the volume'... Dial up the heat'...Favorite child of the legendary Mr. Nice, only recently came out of seclusion. Sexxpot's embrace is smooth, sweet and mild. You'll be swept off your feet, melting in its arms Mmmm'... There's something in the air.''
As of now, Sexxpot is only available in the San Francisco Bay Area, but Wagner hopes to expand distribution in the future.
Rice University students engage in massive group hug '' yes, literally '' to process Trump victory - The College Fix
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:14
Rice University students engage in massive group hug '' yes, literally '' to process Trump victory
HOUSTON '' A campus-wide vigil at Rice University on Wednesday night meant for students to stand together in the wake of a Trump presidency literally included a massive group hug.
The event was billed by organizers as a safe place: ''Rice is and will continue to be a safe place for you.''
''You should be comfortable being yourself on this campus. Your voice is wanted, it is desired. Let's spend a few moments locking arms, holding hands, and feel like one big family. We are one Rice,'' a student organizer shouted to the crowd.
With that, roughly 150 students shuffled into a big circle, arms locked together. They stood for a moment of silence and a few chuckles before singing the school's anthem.
It's not the only reaction to the election planned at the Houston-based private university. One Rice club event scheduled Saturday aims to ''actively brainstorm ideas and create solutions to ensure the safety of our fellow Americans'' in the aftermath of the election. Goals for the event include increasing ''mutual understanding and empathy'' and to ''pave a way for a new dawn.''
Rice Health Advisors, students whose role mainly consists of providing other students with cold medicine and condoms, posted their phone numbers on a Rice Facebook group in case anybody wanted to talk.
An email sent Wednesday by the Women's Resource Center said ''Please take care of yourselves in this stressful time. The WRC will be holding a destress hour at 8 pm tonight in the Women's Resource Center office. Drink water, go for a walk, take some deep breaths.''
Members of the university's ''Queer and Allies'' club received an email alerting them to resources for Rice's Wellbeing Center and LGBT centers across Houston. The email concluded urging students to ''please use whatever resources you need to process.''
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24 reasons why Donald Trump won - CNNPolitics.com
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:44
That's a fact. How exactly it came to be is an open question. There will be dozens of books written about the real estate magnate's path to the White House. From his trampling of the Republican primary field to a convincing electoral victory over Hillary Clinton after a shockingly nasty general election campaign, some could arrive in volumes.
For now, though, we are left to sketch the first draft of history. And, like so many rough outlines, this one is a little messy.
Here are 24 different explanations -- some way more realistic than others -- for Trump's win:
1. He won because of Facebook and its inability or unwillingness to crack down on fake news
Via New York Magazine: The social network and others like it became a clearinghouse for fake news. Not simple partisan spin, but outright lies peddled as objective truth by shady actors both inside the US and abroad.2. Because of social media, generally
Via right-wing commentator Stefan Molyneux: The medium made the man -- much as radio won the presidency for Franklin Roosevelt and television boosted John Kennedy, social media allowed Trump and his allies to drive the narrative.3. Because of low voter turnout
Via multiple sources on social media: For a variety of reasons, from an enthusiasm gap to voter suppression, turnout in 2016 was lower across the board, but especially among Democrats. And it cost Clinton the election.4. Because celebrity outlasts substance
Via Quartz: Trump's name ID, celebrity and media-savvy overmatched Clinton's policy acumen and data-driven turnout operation.5. Because of white women
Via Slate: They were just as "racist" as their white male counterparts, with whom they identify more than women from minority groups.6. Because of white male resentment
Via The Nation: Forget economic anxiety -- exit polls show people making the least money voted for Clinton -- and focus on identity. The best evidence lies in Trump and his supporters' calls to "take our country back."7. Because of Russia after all?
Via The Washington Post: The Russian deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said in an interview with state media that, contrary to Trump's denials, "quite a few" people from his "entourage" have "been staying in touch with Russian representatives."8. Because the left and coastal elites shamed Trump supporters
Via The New York Times: The left has pressed on with an "ideology of shame" directed at the right, most notably now Trump supporters.In short: "The racism, sexism and xenophobia used by Mr. Trump to advance his candidacy does not reveal an inherent malice in the majority of Americans."
9. Because rural Midwesterners don't get out of the house enough
Via Patrick Thornton of Roll Call: It's not just that elites are abandoning or ignoring Middle America -- the "rural midwest" is doing the same, becoming more isolated and resistant to the diversity (of identity and thought) on the coasts.10. Because the Democratic Party establishment didn't push Bernie Sanders
Via The Huffington Post: By raising up Clinton over Sanders, the Democratic Party establishment (and its voters?) showed they favored the company and support of comfortable professionals over those beset by economic injustice.11. Because Reagan Democrats surged in Michigan and Midwest
Via former U.N. ambassador John Bolton: The so-called "Reagan Democrats" -- white, working class voters who tend to lean Democrat but bend right for special candidates like Ronald Reagan and, now, Trump -- are the story of this election.12. Not because of millennials
Via the Boston Globe: But do blame the media for focusing too much on them and not enough on the older white males who were the great, underreported story of 2016.13. Because of Gary Johnson and Jill Stein
Via Vanity Fair: Clinton lost for lots of reasons, most notably the millions of voters who turned out for Johnson and Stein, thus denying the Democratic support she might have received in narrowly lost states like Pennsylvania.14. Because political correctness set off a nasty backlash
Via Reason: Trump's promise to "destroy" political correctness, which has run rampant on college campuses and other more liberal enclaves, won him the culture war and, thus, the presidency.15. Because he simply listened to the American people
Via right radio host John Cardillo: The political class (on the coasts) did not listen to or care enough for Middle America. Trump did. So he won.16. Because college educated Americans are out of touch
Via the Alaska Dispatch News: Trump spoke to working-class voters, here mostly defined as those without college degrees, about the things they cared about: religion, liberty, marriage, sexuality, abortion and gun rights. And because "professorial sorts" who have spent time at universities drift into an "insular political culture," their candidate was doomed to lose.17. Because Americans are biased -- but not against any race, ethnicity or gender
Via The Resurgent: The election was, simply, a referendum on the ruling class in Washington, D.C. None of the other issues, be they cultural or racial, came close to mattering as much.18. Because voters believed the system was corrupt
Via The (UK) Daily Telegraph: Voters believed their political apparatus was corrupt and Trump was the only one who reliably affirmed that belief and promised to fix it.19. Because he remembered 'forgotten men, women' of America
Via FirstPost: While Hillary Clinton held campaign rallies with Beyonc(C) and Jay-Z, Trump was out talking about the "forgotten" working class, which in turn exacted a "revenge" on the political elite by voting for him.20. Because Democrats focused more on turning out supporters than growing the base
Via In These Times: The party and the left "have given up/abandoned/lost touch with the working class" -- as evidenced by their lame effort to persuade people outside their base. By focusing on them, Democrats ceded all else.21. Because the Democratic National Committee selected the less competitive candidate
Via WikiLeaks on Twitter: The party tipped the scales for Clinton, thus "defeating the purpose of running a primary" and in turn denying Sanders, a better candidate, the chance to win.22. Not because of racism
Via Bloomberg View: Never mind the backlash to the country's first African-American president, this wasn't about race in the slightest. If race were an issue, then Obama wouldn't have won two terms and many of the states Trump himself prevailed in on Tuesday.23. Because of Comey
Via USA Today: The FBI director's decision to revive the Clinton email circus with a letter to Congress two weeks before Election Day killed the Democrat's momentum and derailed her plans to finish the campaign with a more uplifting message. It also distracted from things like Trump's comments in the "Access Hollywood" tape.24. Not because of Comey
Via The Washington Post: Clinton lost because exit polls showed more than half of voters believed she was "corrupt." And that was her own fault, not Comey's.
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VIDEO - Hollywood upset by Trump win
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 14:19
Donald Trump's victory was met with disbelief, and sometimes upset in Hollywood, where many endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Speaking from the Film Festival in Stockholm, Director Francis Ford Coppola stopped short of criticizing Trump, however.
''I'm an optimistic person and I think the best of everyone. I also believe that the office of president itself is an entity. ('...) I give all people the benefit of the doubt. Donald Trump, to say good things about him, which is all I would say, is he's imaginative and he's results-oriented and he's not a right-wing arch, you know, either in religion or politics.''
At the Los Angeles premiere of coming-of-age drama 'The Edge of Seventeen', Trump's surprise victory was on everybody's minds.
''I feel mostly just very sad about the state of division in this country,'' said actress Kyra Sedgwick. ''I feel like I want to get on a bus with other lefties like myself, who live in New York and L.A., and go in the middle of the country and, like, 'Let's talk about what makes us similar instead of what divides us'.''
According to producer James L Brooks it is concern, not anger, that dominates: ''I don't know. It was something that people generally didn't see coming. And something that scares me, has me worried. I think the quiet demonstrations in New York tonight and elsewhere were sort of eloquent. And it's not angry people, it's people worried for the country.''
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VIDEO - Donald Trump has said he will NOT accept the $400,000 president's salary | Daily Mail Online
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 23:51
Republican president-elect Donald Trump has said he will not accept a salary for being president.
Questions have swirled concerning what'll happen to Trump's income in the wake of his winning the 2016 US presidential election, CBS News reported on Friday.
Trump said at a September 17, 2015, event in Rochester, New Hampshire: 'The first thing I'm going to do is tell you that if I'm elected president, I'm accepting no salary, okay? That's not a big deal for me.'
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Donald Trump said at a September 17, 2015, event in Rochester, New Hampshire: 'The first thing I'm going to do is tell you that if I'm elected president, I'm accepting no salary, okay? That's not a big deal for me'
Someone on Twitter asked Trump in a Q & A session, a video of which was posted on Trump's Twitter account on September 21, 2015: '@realDonaldTrump, will you forgo the presidential salary if elected?'
Trump answered: 'As far as the salary is concerned '-- I won't take even one dollar. I am totally giving up my salary if I become president.
In the same video, Trump said he was 'totally self-funding' his campaign and said that he 'won't take money other than the small stuff'.
Trump said in a Twitter Q & A session last September: 'As far as the salary is concerned '-- I won't take even one dollar. I am totally giving up my salary if I become president'
However, he later started fundraising for both himself and the Republican National Committee, Business Insider pointed out.
As of Friday, Forbes estimates that Trump's net worth is $3.7billion.
Herbert Hoover, who made millions of dollars in mining before becoming president in 1929, and John F. Kennedy, who came from a wealthy family and became president in 1961, both donated their presidential salaries to charity.
The US Code says on its website: 'The President shall receive in full for his services during the term for which he shall have been elected compensation in the aggregate amount of $400,000 a year, to be paid monthly, and in addition an expense allowance of $50,000 to assist in defraying expenses relating to or resulting from the discharge of his official duties.'
VIDEO - Gregg Popovich uncensored: Full transcript of thoughts on Donald Trump - San Antonio Express-News
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 20:33
Melissa Rohlin, Staff writer|on November 11, 2016
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1. It's too early. I'm just sick to my stomach. Not basically because the Republicans won or anything, but the disgusting tenure and tone and all of the comments that have been xenophobic, homophobic, racist, misogynistic.
less1. It's too early. I'm just sick to my stomach. Not basically because the Republicans won or anything, but the disgusting tenure and tone and all of the comments that have been xenophobic, homophobic, racist,
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2. We live in a country that ignored all of those values that we would hold our kids accountable for. They'd be grounded for years if they acted and said the things that have been said in that campaign by Donald Trump.
less2. We live in a country that ignored all of those values that we would hold our kids accountable for. They'd be grounded for years if they acted and said the things that have been said in that campaign by
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3. We live in a country that ignored all of those values that we would hold our kids accountable for. They'd be grounded for years if they acted and said the things that have been said in that campaign by Donald Trump.
less3. We live in a country that ignored all of those values that we would hold our kids accountable for. They'd be grounded for years if they acted and said the things that have been said in that campaign by
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4. And now we see that he's already backing off of immigration and Obamacare and other things, so was it a big fake, which makes you feel it's even more disgusting and cynical that somebody would use that to get the base that fired up. To get elected.
less4. And now we see that he's already backing off of immigration and Obamacare and other things, so was it a big fake, which makes you feel it's even more disgusting and cynical that somebody would use that to
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5. And what gets lost in the process are African Americans, and Hispanics, and women, and the gay population, not to mention the eighth grade developmental stage exhibited by him when he made fun of the handicapped person. I mean, come on. That's what a seventh grade, eighth grade bully does.
less5. And what gets lost in the process are African Americans, and Hispanics, and women, and the gay population, not to mention the eighth grade developmental stage exhibited by him when he made fun of the
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6. He is in charge of our country. That's disgusting."
6. He is in charge of our country. That's disgusting."
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7. He's angry at the media because they reported what he said and how he acted. That's ironic to me. It makes no sense. So that's my real fear, and that's what gives me so much pause and makes me feel so badly that the country is willing to be that intolerant and not understand the empathy that's necessary to understand other group's situations.
less7. He's angry at the media because they reported what he said and how he acted. That's ironic to me. It makes no sense. So that's my real fear, and that's what gives me so much pause and makes me feel so
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8. I'm a rich white guy, and I'm sick to my stomach thinking about it. I can't imagine being a Muslim right now, or a woman, or an African American, a Hispanic, a handicapped person. How disenfranchised they might feel. And for anyone in those groups that voted for him, it's just beyond my comprehension how they ignore all of that.
less8. I'm a rich white guy, and I'm sick to my stomach thinking about it. I can't imagine being a Muslim right now, or a woman, or an African American, a Hispanic, a handicapped person. How disenfranchised they
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9. My final conclusion is, my big fear is --- we are Rome.
9. My final conclusion is, my big fear is --- we are Rome.
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A Wall Street Journal writer has publicly affirmed what San Antonians have believed since the 1990s: Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich could rule a nation. Here's why.
A Wall Street Journal writer has publicly affirmed what San Antonians have believed since the 1990s: Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich could rule a nation. Here's why.
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1. The people already love himThough he may scare others, President Gregg Delano Popovich is one of the most trusted, beloved public figures in San Antonio, and America. OK, he's a bit scary even for us.
1. The people already love himThough he may scare others, President Gregg Delano Popovich is one of the most trusted, beloved public figures in San Antonio, and America. OK, he's a bit scary even for us.
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2. He's dependableCoach Popovich is the longest tenured coach in North American sports and probably one of the most effective.
2. He's dependableCoach Popovich is the longest tenured coach in North American sports and probably one of the most effective.
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3. He knows how to run thingsObviously. Check him out crossing Delaware River during the Revolutionary War. Never give up!
3. He knows how to run thingsObviously. Check him out crossing Delaware River during the Revolutionary War. Never give up!
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4. His foreign policy is foolproofPresident Bill Popovich's relationships with other countries '-- and ability to bring them together '-- is one of the trademarks of his career.
4. His foreign policy is foolproofPresident Bill Popovich's relationships with other countries '-- and ability to bring them together '-- is one of the trademarks of his career.
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5. He has experience in the militaryCoach Popovich is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate. He also has a degree in Soviet Studies and once considered a career in the CIA. Sounds like president material.
5. He has experience in the militaryCoach Popovich is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate. He also has a degree in Soviet Studies and once considered a career in the CIA. Sounds like president material.
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6. He has a heart of goldCoach Popovich isn't all intimidation and ferocity. In rare moments, he wears his tender heart on his sleeve and shows he has an unmatched level of compassion. He kept close ties with the Sager family as their patriarch and TNT reporter, Craig Sager, battled cancer twice. less
6. He has a heart of goldCoach Popovich isn't all intimidation and ferocity. In rare moments, he wears his tender heart on his sleeve and shows he has an unmatched level of compassion. He kept close ties with ... more
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7. Even rivals respect himI see you riding that moose in a lake, President Teddy Popovich. Shine on.
7. Even rivals respect himI see you riding that moose in a lake, President Teddy Popovich. Shine on.
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8. He is sophisticatedIf elected, Coach Pop would slip into the high society that surrounds the president with ease. He may even declare a national wine drinking day.
8. He is sophisticatedIf elected, Coach Pop would slip into the high society that surrounds the president with ease. He may even declare a national wine drinking day.
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9. He knows greatness when he sees itForgotten parts of the country would be boom towns in no time under President Warren Popovich's direction. Hey! There's Albert Einstein!
9. He knows greatness when he sees itForgotten parts of the country would be boom towns in no time under President Warren Popovich's direction. Hey! There's Albert Einstein!
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10. He supports women's rightsCoach Popovich's decision to hire former WNBA star Becky Hammon as the first full-time female NBA coach was a trailblazing decision that was applauded worldwide.
10. He supports women's rightsCoach Popovich's decision to hire former WNBA star Becky Hammon as the first full-time female NBA coach was a trailblazing decision that was applauded worldwide.
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11. He fits right inLook at these two. Total BFFs. Also notice how natural Coach Pop looks in the White House, it's like home sweet home for him.
11. He fits right inLook at these two. Total BFFs. Also notice how natural Coach Pop looks in the White House, it's like home sweet home for him.
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12. He already has his own team of special forcesGranted, they may need additional training. But. they're a force, nonetheless.
12. He already has his own team of special forcesGranted, they may need additional training. But. they're a force, nonetheless.
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich looks for a call during first half action against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday Nov. 5, 2016 at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich looks for a call during first half action against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday Nov. 5, 2016 at the AT&T Center.
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Gregg Popovich uncensored: Full transcript of thoughts on Donald Trump
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Gregg Popovich said Friday that he's sick to his stomach that Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States.
Popovich said that it reflects the bigotry of many Americans, something he said disgusts him.
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He said he's shocked that people have chosen a president who has overlooked women and minorities, and made fun of someone with a handicap.
Below are his words in full.
"Right now I'm just trying to formulate thoughts. It's too early. I'm just sick to my stomach. Not basically because the Republicans won or anything, but the disgusting tenor and tone and all of the comments that have been xenophobic, homophobic, racist, misogynistic.
"I live in that country where half of the people ignored all of that to elect someone. That's the scariest part of the whole thing to me. It's got nothing to do with the environment and Obamacare, and all of the other stuff. We live in a country that ignored all of those values that we would hold our kids accountable for. They'd be grounded for years if they acted and said the things that have been said in that campaign by Donald Trump.
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"I look at the Evangelicals and I wonder, those values don't mean anything to them? All of those values to me are more important than anybody's skill in business or anything else because it tells who we are, and how we want to live, and what kind of people we are. That's why I have great respect for people like Lindsey Graham and John McCain, John Kasich, who I disagree with on a lot of political things, but they had enough fiber and respect for humanity and tolerance for all groups to say what they said about the man.
"That's what worries me. I get it, of course we want to be successful, we're all going to say that. Everybody wants to be successful, it's our country, we don't want it to go down the drain. But any reasonable person would come to that conclusion, but it does not take away the fact that he used that fear mongering, and all of the comments, from day one, the race bating with trying to make Barack Obama, our first black president, illegitimate. It leaves me wondering where I've been living, and with whom I'm living.
"The fact that people can just gloss that over, start talking about the transition team, and we're all going to be kumbaya now and try to make the country good without talking about any of those things. And now we see that he's already backing off of immigration and Obamacare and other things, so was it a big fake, which makes you feel it's even more disgusting and cynical that somebody would use that to get the base that fired up. To get elected. And what gets lost in the process are African Americans, and Hispanics, and women, and the gay population, not to mention the eighth grade developmental stage exhibited by him when he made fun of the handicapped person. I mean, come on. That's what a seventh grade, eighth grade bully does. And he was elected president of the United States. We would have scolded our kids. We would have had discussions until we were blue in the face trying to get them to understand these things. He is in charge of our country. That's disgusting."
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"I'm not done," Popovich said. "One could go on and on, we didn't make this stuff up. He's angry at the media because they reported what he said and how he acted. That's ironic to me. It makes no sense. So that's my real fear, and that's what gives me so much pause and makes me feel so badly that the country is willing to be that intolerant and not understand the empathy that's necessary to understand other group's situations. I'm a rich white guy, and I'm sick to my stomach thinking about it. I can't imagine being a Muslim right now, or a woman, or an African American, a Hispanic, a handicapped person. How disenfranchised they might feel. And for anyone in those groups that voted for him, it's just beyond my comprehension how they ignore all of that. My final conclusion is, my big fear is --- we are Rome."
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Chelsea Handler had outgoing California senator Barbara Boxer on her Netflix show Chelsea yesterday and got incredibly emotional when talking about Hillary Clinton's loss. She began the episode saying, ''The election's over and obviously the result is not what I was hoping for. Like a lot of people in this country, I'm sad, I'm disappointed and I'm confused. But if Hillary can make it through a concession speech, then I'm going to make it through a stupid television show, so I'm going to.''
Boxer expressed similar sentiments, saying ''My heart's on the floor, and I think the first thing to do when something like this happens is admit that. A lot of us are on the ground right now'... But that doesn't mean you run away. It means you pick yourself up, as the president said, and you fight even harder for our country, 'cause it's ours.''
When asked if she had spoken to Clinton, whose younger brother was married to Boxers daughter, she said she hadn't yet. Teary eyed, she added, ''I like to write. I have too much to say. I want to think about it.''
Handler then got emotional as well. She had built a house in Spain, and previously said she would go if Trump won the election. She decided not to, saying:
As a woman it feels so sexist, and I guess the message I want to spread out to other women is exactly what you're saying, is not to give up. Sorry, I hate f*cking crying on camera'...is not to give up because this is so important and it's easy to throw in the towel or we're going to leave. Or I'm going to move to Spain, because I want to move to Spain. I really, really want to move to Spain right now. But everyone in my office is like, ''You have a responsibility, you have a voice. You have to use it. You have to be here.''
Boxer said ''We just can't go back to the darkness. We have to go towards the light'... Of course it's the flight syndrome. We fought, now we didn't win, so we're going to fly away. That's just what the people who gave this hateful message want us to do. And we're not going to do it. Forget it!''
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VIDEO - Dow posts best week since 2011 after Donald Trump election win
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 13:36
Since Trump's victory, investors have been quickly reallocating assets, increasing exposure to financials and industrials, while lowering positions in sectors like utilities, real estate and consumer staples.
As of Friday's close, financials and industrials had gained 11.33 percent and 7.96 percent, respectively, while utilities, consumer staples and real estate were down 4.08 percent, 2.13 percent and 1.47 percent, respectively.
"Now that we've had a chance to consider it, ... I think people will see considerable economic growth and people will forget about" the election, said Maris Ogg, president at Tower Bridge Advisors. "What I worry about is the Republicans getting too cocky and try to ram through stuff without the Democrats. If they're smart, they'll try to do it in a bipartisan way."
Sharp moves were also seen in the U.S. Treasury market following Trump's win, with the benchmark 10-year yield breaking above 2 percent. The U.S. bond market was closed on Friday due to Veterans Day.
The dollar, meanwhile, surged against a number of Emerging Market currencies, especially the Mexican peso. Since Tuesday, the peso has fallen 11.53 percent against the U.S. currency, according to FactSet. The Brazilian real, another closely watched EM currency, has dropped about 6.86 percent. EM currencies in Asia weren't spared, either, with the Malaysian ringgit and the Chinese yuan also falling.
"While the declines seen in Asian currencies are being linked to the impact of trade throughout the continent if Donald Trump enforces protectionist trade policies, the return of expectations that the Federal Reserve will still raise US interest rates in December is strengthening the Dollar and also pressuring the emerging market currencies," Jameel Ahmad, vice president of market research at FXTM, said in a note.
"If the Federal Reserve do not raise US interest rates in December as they have been preparing the markets towards for months following such a spectacular rebound in stocks after the victory by Trump, it will raise questions over credibility and concerns that they are worried about Donald Trump taking over office in January," he said.
The Fed is largely expected to raise rates next month, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool, which said market expectations for higher rates were around 76 percent.
Before the bell, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the case for removing accommodation is "quite strong" while interest rates will plateau at a level that is lower than normal. He added that He expects U.S. rates to rise gradually, and said the Fed is close to achieving its dual mandate. The Fed's goal is to return to 2 percent longer-run inflation and to maximize employment.
In economic news, consumer sentiment for November came in at its highest level since June.
Overseas, European equities traded slightly lower, with the pan-European Stoxx 600 index slipping 0.41 percent. In Asia, stocks closed mostly lower, with the Nikkei 225 gaining 0.18 percent and the Korean Kospi falling 0.91 percent.
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VIDEO - Clinton was "Crying Inconsolably" and Blaming Comey and Obama after Loss - Page 2 of 2 - Truth And Action
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:33
Donald Trump was declared the winner of the presidential election late Tuesday night. He delivered his victory speech immediately after the news broke, but the country had to wait until the next morning to hear from Hillary Clinton.
Now we may know why. Several hours after the election results came in, Clinton was still ''crying inconsolably'' and blaming FBI Director James Comey and Barack Obama for her loss.
This report comes to us from Ed Klein, the former Editor in Chief of NY Magazine. Watch him explain Clinton's reaction in the video below.
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