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by Bjinse Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:25:00 PM EST

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by Bjinse on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:28:31 PM EST
Independence Day in Poland, 11 Nov 2017
US Embassy & Consulate in Poland | Advisory
"U.S. Embassy Warsaw informs U.S. citizens that multiple scheduled demonstrations and events will take place in Warsaw and Krakow on Friday, November 11, 2016, in celebration of Polish Independence Day."
Bloomberg | Leader of Warsaw Seeks to Ban Fringe Party After Racist Rally
"In the days since, the government has accused media of focusing on 'fringe incidents,' said unspecified 'provocateurs' stoked unrest and praised the police for restraining 45 people who sought to disrupt the 60,000-strong march."
WSJ | Polish Nationalist Youth March Draws Thousands in Capital
"The largely young crowd shot off roman candles and many chanted "fatherland," carrying banners that read "White Europe," "Europe Will be White," and "Clean Blood."
PressTV | 60,000 attend far-right march on Poland's Independence Day
"Meanwhile, a smaller counter-rally by an anti-fascist movement also drew some 2,000 participants from left-wing parties, with police and organizers keeping the two groups apart to avoid the possibility of violence."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:59:47 PM EST
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Putin has evidently decided that the anti-Russia sentiments in the Polish government will be more easily undermined by the fascist right than by fostering the re-emergence of an overtly Russo-sympathetic left.

Cos, the growth of the fascist right across Europe is too convenient and the trail of russian money into right leaning parties in UK, France, Austria suggests a pattern to be replicated more widely.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 03:47:45 PM EST
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Fascists gonna fash. Fascists only hate foreigners when they're weak and easy to bully.

If they're tough and macho - and fascist - fascists love foreigners.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 07:15:44 PM EST
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by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Nov 15th, 2017 at 11:24:49 AM EST
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British Psychology Society | Very intelligent people make less effective leaders, according to their peers and subordinates
Each participant completed a personality questionnaire and a well-validated measure of intelligence, the Wonderlic Personnel Test. Their average IQ was 111 (the average for the general population is 100), with a fairly even spread of scores.
[...]
For leaders with higher intelligence than this, their scores in transformational and instrumental leadership were lower, on average, than less smart leaders; and beyond an IQ of 128, the association with less effective leadership was clear and statistically significant.
[...]
This is one of several recent psychological studies investigating how there can be "too much of a good thing".


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 01:33:59 AM EST
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Yes, everybody seems to have been embarrassed by that front page and recognised it as counter-productive.

By making the moderates in the Tory party into a unified enemy of Theresa May's brexit programme, they have effectively thwarted the possibility that some of them might be "persuaded" to support individual aspects of mad-brexit.

Plus, now the Telegraph has overtly joined the Mail and Sun in the camp of tabloid bullying, they really have no more weapons.

And, of course, the social media death threats came flooing in, mostly to the women on the list. So giving the police a nice list of idiots to chase up.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 03:53:26 PM EST
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Macron's party launches zealous ["]training["] on the EU
The speech the French president gave in September 2017 on reforming Europe appears several times in the chapters, where it is presented as a central event in European politics today.

"The election of Emmanuel Macron, the bearer of a proposal for the future of the EU, has been widely received, beyond the borders of France, as the hope of a new balance and a European renaissance."



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 05:10:53 AM EST
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euractiv
The European Central Bank (ECB) challenged an attempt by the European Court of Auditors (ECA), the watchdog of EU finances, to examine the Bank's role in the Greek bailout and reform programmes and refused to provide access to some requested information, citing banking confidentiality.
by generic on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 01:13:09 PM EST
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Well, or course they're not gonna let anybody examine the rat's nest of prejudice, corruption and noeconservatism that led to the Greek crisis.

Because, freedom or something

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 05:44:38 PM EST
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BBC
In his  [Davis] speech to an economic conference organised by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, he said trade between Germany and the UK was worth 176bn euros a year or "more than a thousand euros to every man, woman and child in each of our countries".

He said the "close economic ties" with the EU "should continue, if not strengthen" after Brexit, and he warned: "Putting politics above prosperity is never a smart choice".

Does this mean that he's now against Brexit?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 03:24:39 PM EST
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No, it means he's still stupid and evidence suggests he's deeply into Dunning-Kruger territory

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 05:46:20 PM EST
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UK never understood the EU-as-Political-Project and its importance to the original members.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 07:20:58 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:28:35 PM EST
Health and social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England
The squeeze on public finances since 2010 is linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over 60s and care home residents bearing the brunt, reveals the first study of its kind, published in the online journal BMJ Open. The critical factor in these figures may be changes in nurse numbers, say the researchers, who warn that there could be an additional toll of up to 100 deaths every day from now on in.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 06:07:57 PM EST
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The Battle for the National Health Service
Evidence suggests that since the establishment of CCGs [Clinical Commissioning Groups], private sector provision has increased significantly. In the year after the HSCA came into force, an estimated £13 billion in NHS contracts was advertised, almost three times greater than the previous year, with a 30 percent increase in advertising encouraging bids from private groups and charities. These contracts pertained to over seventy different services, compared to forty in 2012. Sixteen were worth over £100 million, with the largest totalling £1.2 billion. Private health care firms were not the law's only immediate beneficiaries. An estimated £200 million in contracts went to the business services and consulting industry, including leading firms such as Ernst and Young, Deloitte, and McKinsey.32 By 2015, 40 percent of contracts awarded, worth a total of £2.5 billion, went to the private sector--just 1 percent less than the amount awarded to NHS providers.33


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 03:06:20 AM EST
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Book Review: Playing with Fire: Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South
Playing with Fire, published by the Oxford University Press in collaboration with the South Centre, brings together several essays written by Akyuz on the theory and practice of the development of countries of the global South. He gives a detailed analysis of the integration, since early 1990s, of the economies of the emerging and developing economies (EDEs) into a globalised system of production, trade and finance.  What did this involve?

archived: Yash Tandon | Revival of the ACP group to negotiate with the EU: Hopes & Challenges

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 06:56:55 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:28:38 PM EST
H.R. 438 - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. introduced by Brad Sherman (CA-D) 12 JUL, 1 co-sponsor Al Green
In his conduct while President of the United States, Donald John Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed and impeded the administration of justice during a Federal investigation ... In all of this, Donald John Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Five articles of impeachment against Trump introduced by House Democrats
A half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday [15 NOV] introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House....

This resolution has not yet entered the record. They must be on Bernie-Medicare-for-All time.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 01:25:39 AM EST
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Sherman was my Congressman when I lived in the SFV. He is both a CPA and an attorney.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 01:32:44 AM EST
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H.Res.621 - Impeaching Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. introduced by Steve Cohen (TN-D), 5 co-sponsors
As of 11/16/2017 text has not been received for H.Res.621 - Impeaching Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors.

Bills are generally sent to the Library of Congress from GPO, the Government Publishing Office, a day or two after they are introduced on the floor of the House or Senate. Delays can occur when there are a large number of bills to prepare or when a very large bill has to be printed.


plus press
House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 03:25:13 PM EST
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If you're into bills that won't go anywhere, here's another one
November 14, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today introduced legislation-- the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391 -- to prevent United States tax dollars from supporting the Israeli military's ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 03:34:27 PM EST
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I've been hard pressed to find much support for this even among Democratic Party citadels of the innerboobs.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 07:02:22 PM EST
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nothing's gonna come of it unless the GOP want it to. Impeachment may be a legal term but it requires political backing.

And meanwhile, the GOP are filling up the judiciary to ensure their thumb is on the scales of justice for a generation or more.

I'm still waiting for signs that the Dems are gonna win any of those state houses they gave away by not competing. Those are the guys who gerrymander the boundaries, which means that unless and until the Dems control the process they're fighting electoral battles uphill.

They're so far away from a House majority it's not even worth considering. Trump may be unpopular, but the vastly superior 50 state strategy of the GOP means that won't translate into anything that matters in DC.

Look, pay attention - Trump. Will. Not. Be. Impeached.

The legislative branch will not save you. The Democratic party has to save itself from the clutches of 3 way bullshit Wall st campaign finance, then it has to create an organisation in each state that can tell the difference between its ass and its elbow.

then and only then might you get to a point where something might be done about Trump. Except, that will take a couple of decades

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 04:04:40 PM EST
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Helen! KEEP HOPE ALIVE!1!!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 05:28:42 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:28:40 PM EST
Exclusive: How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon's Hariri - Reuters

From the moment Saad al-Hariri's plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday Nov. 3, he was in for a surprise.

There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel.

The move thrust Lebanon back to the forefront of a struggle that is reshaping the Middle East, between the conservative Sunni monarchy of Saudi Arabia and Shi`ite revolutionary Iran.

(...)

Multiple Lebanese sources say Riyadh hopes to replace Saad Hariri with his older brother Bahaa as Lebanon's top Sunni politician. Bahaa is believed to be in Saudi Arabia and members of the Hariri family have been asked to travel there to pledge allegiance to him, but have refused, the sources say.

by Bjinse on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:33:25 PM EST
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Bahaa is believed to be in Saudi Arabia and members of the Hariri family have been asked to travel there to pledge allegiance to him, but have refused, the sources say.

Hey, if Trump can do it, why not every knot-head?

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Wed Nov 15th, 2017 at 03:10:38 PM EST
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I've not been following it closely but, according to the War Nerd, info suggests that the Lebanese might have agreed that Hariri was an embarrassing clown, but he was their embarrassing clown and they will not accept any imposition from SA.

Think they've over-played their hand.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 04:09:02 PM EST
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AP | After 37 Years, Rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe Appears Over
"Felix Tsanganyiso, who sells mobile airtime vouchers in Harare, said he was following the developments on WhatsApp."
All Africa | Zimbabwe: What Led to Situation in Zimbabwe?
Mugabe and his wife Grace launch a scathing attack on Mnangagwa, accusing him of fanning factionalism within the ruling Zanu-PF party. 'Angry' Grace says she wants Mugabe's VP Mnangagwa 'gone before extraordinary congress' in December.

Mugabe fires Mnangagwa

Mugabe exercises his powers to relieve Emmerson Mnangagwa of his position as vice president, accusing him of "disloyalty" and plotting to oust the 93-year-old ruler.

War veterans back Mnangagwa


DW | Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe under house arrest
"British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told the British Parliament: 'nobody wants simply to see the transition from one unelected tyrant to a next. (...) We want to see proper, free and fair elections.'"

archived: an empty suit and irrational voters

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 04:41:08 AM EST
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Almost nobody gives a fuck what Johnston thinks about anything, especially the Zimbabweans.

Very funny "interview" on the BBC Breakfast news programme this morning when some spokes-thug from the new regime seemed unable to understand he wasn't being given a platform to make a speech and the journos kept interrupting him with questions. I'm hoping that will appear as a youtube quite soon.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 04:11:55 PM EST
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< wipes tears >
I thought you'd get a kick out of that one-liner.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 04:58:47 PM EST
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Not in defense of Mugabe but...
I would like to remember the Robert Mugabe I knew (from afar) as I was growing up.  Robert Mugabe has an appeal not that different from that of Nelson Mandela for my leftist generation in the Middle East.  Mugabe was a brilliant student who persevered in a grotesque racist system of white minority rule in Rhodesia.  People have forgotten by now the nastiness of the regime of Ian Smith and how it was sponsored by Western government.  After completing his education in many fields and adding to it through correspondence education, Mugabe led the movement of ZANU. This is the Mugabe that I remember: the principled and defiant leader of liberation struggle who supported Arab struggle for independence and who supported Palestinian resistance (and received aid from it too).  Mugabe is a man who led the struggle for independence against two evil twin system of colonization: local and external.  This was all before Mugabe became a leader of a country--not a virtuous or able leader but a leader nevertheless.  Yet, the Western media coverage of the man was more like a caricature of him: and don't sell me the fake notions of Western outrage agent his tyranny: Western leaders go one-by-one and prostrate, literally, before every Gulf despot and you think that you rhetoric of outrage against Mugabe will stick?  You think that corruption of the Mugabe is worse than the corruption of US puppet deposit in the Middle East region?  Mugabe also championed the poor and was adamant about health care for all in Zimbabwe when 40 million remain without health care in the US.  But the nasty (and disproportionate) Western media coverage of Mugabe is partly directed against his measures against white settlers who sole lands that didnot belong to him. He was not "magnanimous" like Mandela who was more than happy to apply pure unjust Western capitalism in South Africa.

... he's no Anne Applebaum!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 11:51:11 PM EST
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AP | Mugabe Makes 1st Public Appearance Amid Pressure to Exit
Chris Mutsvangwa, an ally of the recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is expected to lead any new government, said that "between now and tomorrow" they will warn Mugabe that the game is over. "If he doesn't leave, we will settle the scores tomorrow." [...] But difficulties could include the timing. The ruling party is set to meet next month, and Mugabe's term ends next year. An election date has not been set.

Opportunity for a new political culture in Zimbabwe
A society of mass poverty, on the one hand, and massive wealth in the hands of a few, on the other, cannot develop the necessary conditions for the creation of the national wealth to its fullest potential, nor can it be democratic.

archived:
Yash Tandon | Whose capital, Whose State?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 05:45:58 PM EST
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No, bullshit. You can be against the gulf dictators and against Robert mugabe.

In the story (and possibly the film, can't remember) of "V for Vendetta", V commits suicide by cop, being rescued by Evey, his assistant. He states that now his task of destroying the system is done, this is her time. He explains that the destroyers of states cannot be the makers of them and it is best that he die a hero than live to become an unchallengeable dictator.

Survival was Mugabe's curse. He had his rival, Ndabaningi Sithole, shot within months. His elections were jokes almost from the start.

Yes, he claimed concern for the poor as justification, for dispossessing the rich (but not himself). But he only gave patronage to his own. Just as in Russia, the closer you were to Mugabe, the better you did. The tribal supporters of Sithole were dispossessed and evicted from their homes and lands.

Mugabe may or may not have become a dictator, but he was no democrat and certainly no socialist.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 05:56:17 PM EST
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The comment I wrote this afternoon I deleted before posting, because I was too pissed off.

So I'll just say that anyone who's trying to recast Mugabe's role in history and does not mention Gukurahundi has nothing to say for all I'm concerned. I can do without the stories from the Ndebele I met in Joburg about their youth and their memories of Zanu soldiers playing football with the decapitated heads of their close relatives.

by Bjinse on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 10:35:05 PM EST
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Independent
An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office.

Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life.

The right-wing legislator, who pushed "family values", was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.

If he had been employed by the legislator, all would have been fine.
The 33-year-old, who has been branded the "conscience of the conservative movement", resigned for "inappropriate conduct" shortly after the meeting took place.

Mr Goodman, whose Twitter biography describes him as "Christian. American. Conservative. Republican. Husband to @Beth1027", has regularly claimed "natural marriage" occurs between a man and a woman.

What's the problem? He wasn't married to the man, was he?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 03:22:45 PM EST
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I expect @Beth1027 will encounter difficulty in rallying followers into a tweet-storm of "me,too" confessions.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 04:53:07 PM EST
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the more they shout about their hatred for "teh gay", the more you know they're gonna be doing the perp walk for it at some point.

No doubt his wife will "stand by him".

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 05:58:04 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:29:12 PM EST
Keystone Pipeline closed through several states after 200,000-gallon leak in South Dakota
Thursday's leak is about 12 times the size of the last major leak on a Keystone line, in April 2016 in Hutchinson County, South Dakota.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 01:04:02 AM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:29:28 PM EST
NY Magazine
One of the defining features of millennials is that they have better opinions than the generations who came before them. More precisely, those born between 1982 and 2000 are uniquely adept at discerning when something that many people believe to be good is actually, objectively, very bad indeed. Studies have consistently shown that millennials are more likely to have the right opinions about such empirically bad things as Donald Trump, Budweiser, marriage, and finance capitalism.

And now NBC's past two weeks of prime-time ratings reveal that millennials are also right about the Olympics. Bloomberg reports that among 18- to- 49-year-olds, prime-time broadcast viewership of the Olympic Games declined by roughly 25 percent compared to four years ago. That drop can be attributed, in part, to the higher concentration of millennials in that age bracket.

"Sports is less ingrained in the younger demographic," Brandon Ross, an analyst at BTIG Research, told Bloomberg. "It has been replaced by other things like video games and e-sports and Snapchat feeds."

In other words, millennials' mastery of technology has made them disproportionately aware that the Olympics are, in truth, boring and lame.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 04:37:35 PM EST
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yea, but their music is crap

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 05:59:26 PM EST
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This reminds me a bit of SYRIZA dating "Kremilin-linked" bureaucrats after the elections in '15 ... for money
`Democracy will prevail' - Puigdemont defiant on Alex Salmond's new RT show (VIDEO)
and a double dose of Scottish National "defiance."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 at 01:20:19 AM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:29:46 PM EST
Yesterday -100: November 15, 1917: Of underwear. And other stuff.
Sociologist Émile Durkheim dies. The NYT doesn't notice.

My favorite Durkheim debate is ceremoniously but retrospectively hosted by the master of marbles (Chap.1), Piaget, in The Moral Judgement of the Child. I think it amazing that in 1932 Piaget felt obliged to critique (or dispel) the thrall of "sociology" cast by Durkheim over the prior century. Yet here we are a century later still flagellating ourselves with mysterious "rules of the game."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 05:17:49 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 at 08:30:04 PM EST
McCarthyism Redux: Attacks on the Russian Media
US broadcast journalist, Edward Murrow, spoke these words in the 1950s, protesting against the witchhunt of communists, alleged communists, and of anyone thought to evince anything resembling sympathy or support for ideas associated with communism by Senator Joseph McCarthy and his (sic) House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).

archived: "the Republicans need to be played by the Democrats" et seq.
HUAC/House Internal Security Committee (1938-1975)
Senate Subcommittee on Internal Security (1951-1977)
When a think-tank with the impertinence of naming itself `European Values' feels emboldened to compile and publish a `hit list' of over 2000 contributors to RT, as it did recently, made up of politicians, former diplomats, journalists, and academics from across the West, the foundations of Western liberal democracy start to crack.  

archived:
European Court to Decide Whether U.K. Mass Surveillance
A Trip to the Woodshed

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Nov 16th, 2017 at 03:47:34 PM EST


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