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In story: 8 - 14 February Open Thread

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We'll be running out of names to give our storms soon.

How are you?

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In story: 8 - 14 February 2016

People et Klatsch
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In story: 8 - 14 February 2016

Living On the Planet
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In story: 8 - 14 February 2016

Living Off the Planet
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In story: 8 - 14 February 2016

Economy and Finance
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In story: 23 - 29 January 2016

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She also mentioned how Kissinger had praised her. I wonder if he thinks that the issues in the current election are much too important for the American voters to be left to decide for themselves?
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In story: The 2016 Iowa Caucus

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they say IOKIUAR for a reason too

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on
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having seen the pictures, I think the experts are merely hedging their bets. I'm surprised the building stood up in normal circumstances

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17-story building toppled in Taiwan earthquake found with cooking oil and paint cans stuffed in pillars

In the wake of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Taiwan early Saturday morning, killing at least 37 and injuring hundreds more, controversy has risen from the discovery of cooking oil and paint cans built into the pillars of a 17-story building in Tainan that toppled in the quake, resulting in the majority of the casualties. However, at this point, experts claim that they were not responsible for the building's collapse.
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In story: 23 - 29 January 2016

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Researchers Weigh Risks of Zika Spreading at Rio Olympics
With about 500,000 people expected to visit Brazil for the Olympics here this year, researchers are scrambling to figure how much of a risk the Games might pose in spreading the Zika virus around the world.

Infectious disease specialists are particularly focused on the potential for Zika to spread to the United States. As many as 200,000 Americans are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics in August. When they return to the Northern Hemisphere and its summer heat, far more mosquitoes will be around to potentially transmit the virus in the United States.

Brazilian researchers say they believe that Zika, which has been linked to severe birth defects, came to their country during another major sports event -- the 2014 World Cup -- when hundreds of thousands of visitors flowed into Brazil. Virus trackers here say that the strain raging in Brazil probably came from Polynesia, where an outbreak was rattling small islands around the Pacific.


A Country Without Babies
The rapid spread of the Zika virus across Latin America, and its suspected link to an outbreak of birth defects, has prompted governments to do something without much precedent in human history: urge people to hold off on having kids. Facing what the World Health Organization has now called an international emergency, El Salvador has asked women to avoid getting pregnant until 2018, while countries such as Brazil and Colombia have suggested waiting several months, or indefinitely. Imagine you are trying to get pregnant, or already are, and you hear that message from your government. Would you take it seriously? And if you did, and all your peers did, what would that actually look like five, or 25, years out? Classes with no or hardly any students? Baby stores forced out of business? A depleted younger generation unable to support older ones?
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In story: The 2016 Iowa Caucus

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Truth be told, this is an old part of US politics and, since WW II at least, has been employed the most by Republicans. California political operative Dick Tuck was infamous for his dirty tricks and there are substantial reasons why Nixon was called 'Tricky Dick'. And that is without even getting into the treasonous acts committed for the ultimate political gain of obtaining the presidency.

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In story: 23 - 29 January 2016

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This is a woman who said killing half a million Iraqi children through sanctions "was a price worth paying".

If there's a hell below, they've reserved a table for her.

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In story: Open Thread 30 Jan - 06 Feb

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Gimme Shelter: hard lives in British cities 1969-72 | UK news | The Guardian
The housing and homelessness charity Shelter is 50 this year. Shortly after its birth, photographer Nick Hedges was dispatched to cities in England and Scotland to document the lives of families living in squalor.
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In story: 23 - 29 January 2016

Re: Clinton and hell
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In story: 23 - 29 January 2016

Sanders on Greece
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Guardian
Albright was the first woman to be secretary of state and served during the presidency of Clinton's husband, Bill. She closed her New Hampshire speech with an allusion to the ongoing struggle with Republicans over abortion rights.

"Young women have to support Hillary Clinton. The story is not over!" she said. "They're going to want to push us back. Appointments to the supreme court make all the difference.

"It's not done and you have to help. Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember, there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other."

Something that Clinton will find out some day, thanks to her endorsing Cuomo over Teachout.
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In story: Political Prognostications for 2016.

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I did... i don't recommend hardly anymore because I have switched to an android tablet, with no eurotrib ff extension any more.
I saw a recent interview with Liz and Bill Moyers, and she is very different than even a year ago. Much more confident, charismatic, gone is the librarian vibe.
I think she's the perfect VP for him, and would get a lot of voters who would have vote HC for gebder reasons.
Plus she can beef up Bernie's command of macro! ☺

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In story: Open Thread 30 Jan - 06 Feb

Re: Open Thread 30 Jan - 06 Feb
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15 points down with almost a year till election is not undoable.

With all the dirt coming out daily on Hilary especially. Dirty tricks around the Iowa caucus already. Her fear of losing is making her desperate, prone to over-reach and gaffes.

She has hubris and baggage, terrible combo.

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In story: Stockholm mass sexual assault coverup uncovered

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"Reports" of that incident are becoming shriller and more hysterical, but always without showing the video. Are the groping men "North African looking"? Or black? Wearing those suspicious "Islamic garments"? See for yourselves.

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In story: Stockholm mass sexual assault coverup uncovered

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Female journalist tells of sexual assault during Cologne live broadcast | World news | The Guardian

A female TV presenter has described how she was groped by an unknown assailant live on air during the Cologne carnival.

Esmeralda Labye, a reporter for Belgium's RTBF, was doing a piece to camera when she was approached by two or three men, one of whom reached over her shoulder and grabbed her breast as she was broadcasting.

Yet another consequence of immigration, oh wait...

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But not for lack of trying. Too many people are on to the fact that the Mainstream Media are owned by them and is instinctively protective of their interests. It is thus loosing its ability to mold public perception. The wheels are coming off the Imperial Reality Creation Machine. This is how paradigms shift.

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Then they don't seem to be doing their job very well...
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on
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And they've largely followed the plutocratic script of Clinton being the anointed Democrat, largely cos she's acceptable to Wall St.

Wall St had already lost their preferred republican candidate in Jeb!, but it would be unlikely for any republican to disturb their gravy train. Even Trump, crazy tho' he'd be, wouldn't disturb that.

But Sanders scares the crap out of them and so have tried hard to ensure he's not taken seriously. I think  lot champagne will be opened once he flames out after NH

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on
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Cannon, canon, both are applicable.

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on
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Because their JOB is to mold perception, not report it. Why else did J.P Morgan buy or suborn enough newspapers to control public opinion in the 19th Century. It has been reduced to a cannon by Eduard Bernays in 'Propaganda', published in 1928, based on his experience molding public opinion for the Committee on Public Information during WW I in the USA.
 

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The media
Clinton puts Sanders on the defensive in heated Democrat debate

Clinton accused Sanders of `artfully smearing' her by suggesting payments from Wall Street were a sign of corruption and challenged his foreign policy strategy.

The American people
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) lags behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by just two points, nearly wiping out Clinton's previous 31-point lead, according to a nationwide Quinnipiac poll released Friday.

The poll showed support for Clinton at 44 percent, with Sanders close behind at 42 percent. This represents an enormous change since the previous national Quinnipiac poll in December, which showed Clinton beating Sanders 61 percent to 30 percent.

Why don't the media commentators just admit that they don't have a clue what is going on?
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In story: 23 - 29 January 2016

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Definitely.

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News and Views

 8 - 14 February 2016

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Your take on today's news media

 23 - 29 January 2016

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 8 - 14 February Open Thread

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And the wind howls on...

 Open Thread 30 Jan - 06 Feb

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