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by Bjinse Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 08:30:06 PM EST

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by Bjinse on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 08:31:55 PM EST
EU airline pilots and cabin crew have planned a general strike to protest Ryanair work conditions for the last week of September.

The IALPA (Irish pilots) settlement with Ryanair 6 Sept is to be ratified by Ryanair board and shareholders for the contract to take effect.

Interested unions across the EU have little confidence in this model of collective bargaining. Investor advisors have little confidence in this model. Several have publicly issued recommendations on the board's agenda and composition.

Now the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) has added its market power to denouncing the legitimacy of Ryanair leadership and cut to the chase.

Pilots urge Ryanair shareholders to replace chairman and chief executive

Tomorrow is Ryaniar's annual shareholder meeting (AGM).

Employee activism in this sphere is a direct result of defects in Art. 153.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 08:13:14 PM EST
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REUTERS | Frustrated Ryanair investors target chairman after year of strikes
GORMANSTON, Ireland (Reuters) - A significant minority of Ryanair (RYA.I) shareholders voted against the re-election ...
Bonderman (70.5%) and O'Leary (98.5%) survive votes of investor confidence. Those ratios are significant majorities.

IRISH TIMES confirms, adding
Ryanair seeks tax law changes to deal with industrial relations issue: "O'Leary lobbying to be allowed employ pilots and crew in European countries under local contracts", a move diametrically opposed to off-shore pilot and cabin crew unions' demands.

INDEPENDENT.IE confirms, adding
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary: 'I'm not sure I want to run this company for another five years', "I own 4pc of the company. It's not like I'm going to go anywhere."

BELFAST TELEGRAPH confirms,
Almost 30% of Ryanair shareholders vote against chairman's re-election, hastily summarizing employee agitation including the wildcat strike in '17 which the corp brushed off as a "rostering failure". Then fired all the line managers. [1],[2],[3],[4]

THE IRISH EXAMINER has not yet commented on Ryanair's AGM.

The continental strike is on for 28 September.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 12:12:18 AM EST
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Ryanair cancels 190 flights ahead of Friday's strike
"due to the 'unnecessary strike by a tiny minority of cabin crew' in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy, and Germany."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 at 04:12:35 AM EST
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Ryanair seeks tax law changes to deal with industrial relations issue, 20 Sep
Mr O'Leary told its annual general meeting on Thursday that the Republic's tax law required Ryanair to use Irish contracts, as staff worked on aircraft registered here and operated by a company based here.

Afterwards he confirmed that the airline had been lobbying the Government to change the law to allow the airline employ pilots and crew in other European countries under local contracts.

"Either there needs to be a change in Irish law or there needs to be changes in the double taxation agreements between those other European countries and Ireland, " he said. "We have been on it for some time."



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 at 04:18:32 AM EST
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EU orders Ryanair to meet European rules on local contracts
After a meeting with European Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said the demand was "irrelevant" as the company had already written to unions in all EU countries offering to move staff to local contracts.
[...]
At a meeting in Brussels, Commissioner Thyssen told O'Leary that EU rules on employment for mobile air crews were clear - based not on the flag of the aircraft, but the place where workers left in the morning and returned in the evening.

"Respecting the law is not something over which workers should have to negotiate and not something that can be postponed to a later date," Thyssen said in a statement.

Ryanair playbook: unfair competition!
Ryanair on Wednesday also said it had submitted a complaint to the European Commission citing "anti-competitive behaviours" over the fact that employees of other airlines were involved in calling strikes in several countries across Europe.

It called on the Commission to investigate the "collective campaign," which it said included the European Cockpit Association and the International Transport Workers' Federation.



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by Cat on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 12:33:22 AM EST
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EC withdraws action against Ireland
€13.1 billion stays in escrow

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 10:10:30 PM EST
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Payment of EU funds to Hungary could be delayed: Commission source

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 11:22:50 PM EST
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'Channel of dirt': Jourová describes her Facebook experience
This may or may not be a paid endorsement.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 10:38:07 PM EST
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European tech firms urge tougher EU rules to offset US dominance
anti-trust petition

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 at 04:26:30 AM EST
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VOA | UK PM's Team Makes Plans for Snap Election in November
Tory gov exit plan

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 at 02:50:56 AM EST
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by Cat on Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 at 04:11:11 AM EST
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AAA-rated Finland and Art. 153
Service union pledges election funds to turn out "wage earner-hostile gov't"
PAM, SAK disappointed in Prime Minister Juha Sipilä's three-party centre-right coalition
Postal, logistical workers join overtime work ban over easy firing proposal
communications and information logistics, social and healthcare, practical nursing, public welfare, services and transportation sectors

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 02:09:20 AM EST
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Opinion polling says, Macron's popularity down despite "cash4clunker" budget, confidence in DE coalition gov down after Maassen out-placement SNAFU.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 02:46:30 AM EST
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Macron unveils tax cuts as popularity plummets
PARIS -- Emmanuel Macron is deploying major tax cuts in his next budget to try to rev up the economy and lift his drooping approval scores -- but the headwinds are getting stronger.

The pro-business French president on Monday unveiled tax cuts worth as much as €26 billion for workers and employers, in the most substantial one-time reduction France has seen in more than a decade.

The cuts, which mainly target employers, fit into a strategy of making work pay more in a country where labor costs are high and unemployment -- currently stuck above 9 percent -- is plaguing the presidency.

But to pay for his cuts, Macron is hitting the less productive sections of society: Pensions are to be capped, as are welfare benefits, and public sector jobs are to be axed, according to a sneak peek of the budget provided Sunday by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.

As Cat would say: try to act surprised.
by Bernard on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 08:40:26 PM EST
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"Whatever your business, investing in a post-Brexit Britain will give you the lowest rate of Corporation Tax in the G20"
Theresa May tells Bloomberg business forum in NYC

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 at 04:24:05 AM EST
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A low tax low regulation off shore tax haven, exactly what I've been saying is the brexiteers most desired end-point

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 at 07:17:39 AM EST
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I hope that the EU will ensure it is well protected from its unruly neighbour

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 at 07:21:14 AM EST
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Breaking News - Swedish parliament ousts PM Lofven in vote of no-confidence

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 08:20:23 AM EST
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we have here is a failure to communicate.

AfD says German state, media favor the left -- do they?
"The term 'extremism' can be used in many ways."
AfD Plans for Jewish Section
"some Jewish members who are drawn to its rhetoric against Muslim immigrants."
German Protestant Church rules out AfD politicians as speakers at congress
"The congress is about listening, but I don't want to listen to Mr. Gauland"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 04:04:03 AM EST
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Keinen Koscherstempel

However, it would fit well with the bond laid by (British) Conservatives - Steve Bannon - UAE - Netanyahu - Israel - FEAR Inc.

Anti-Muslim bigotry is being funded by the Israel-right-or-wrong crowd (2012)

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 05:31:41 AM EST
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Eastern Europe: Steve Bannon's absent partner | DW |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 07:14:16 AM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 08:31:58 PM EST
Germany's soaring housing prices spark calls for reform, 2018
needs more units
France's popular housing support to be cut, 2017
needs more tenant churn

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 at 02:34:55 AM EST
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Acquisitions as Corporate Money Hose - J. W. Mason

Recently, though, the Fed has begun reporting more detailed equity-finance flows, which break out the net issue figure into gross issues, repurchases, and retirements by acquisition. And it turns out that while buybacks are substantial, acquisitions are actually a bigger factor in negative net stock issues. Over the past 20 years, gross equity issues have averaged 1.9 percent of GDP, repurchases have averaged 1.7 percent of GDP, and retirements via acquisitions just over 2 percent of GDP. So if we look only at corporations' transactions in their own stock, it seems that that the stock market still is -- barely -- a net source of funds. For the corproate sector as a whole, of course, it is still the case that the stock market is, in Jeff Spross' memorable phrase, a giant money hose to nowhere.

by generic on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 at 07:29:53 AM EST
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Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa engages Britain on debt arrears clearance
hurdles to "re-join the Commonwealth", "middle income economy by 2030"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 at 11:19:29 PM EST
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Zimbabwe's leader says he offers Trump land for golf course
I don't think emolument means what he thinks it means.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 30th, 2018 at 12:01:29 AM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 08:32:00 PM EST
Trump on Juncker: "He's tough, he's nasty, the kind of guy I want negotiating for me"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 09:07:32 PM EST
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Donald Trump urged Spain to 'build the wall' - across the Sahara
to keep out "illegals", possibly mount PV arrays

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 10:14:48 PM EST
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I have read facebook confessions, tweets, essays, and reportage concerning appointment setting and importune declassification, impersonations of truth, civic duty dressed in transparent pornographic material. There is no light between my disgust and Pilger's with the culture of perversion that enveloped this past week of "democratic processes".
Witness the witch-hunts against refugees and immigrants, the willful abandonment by the "MeToo" zealots of our oldest freedom, presumption of innocence, the anti-Russia racism and anti-Brexit hysteria, the growing anti-China campaign and the suppression of a warning of world war.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 at 03:25:47 AM EST
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by Cat on Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 at 03:03:36 AM EST
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White House Drafts Order to Look Into Google, Facebook, latest of Executive Order leaks
EO subject appears to parallel EU anti-trust action against Google and Facebook except no interest in social media publishers ("platforms") responsibilities for personal data protection is noted. Reporting insinuates partisan retaliation to service denials for so-called conservative "platform" users.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 at 07:18:47 PM EST
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Reporting insinuates partisan retaliation to service denials for so-called conservative "platform" users.

Did anyone expect otherwise?

by Bernard on Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 at 12:33:43 PM EST
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Did anyone expect indifference to users' personal data protection?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 at 10:32:33 PM EST
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In the US, maybe, but in Europe, less so.

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over ‘forced consent’ – TechCrunch

The complaints have been filed on behalf of (unnamed) individual users -- with one filed against Facebook; one against Facebook-owned Instagram; one against Facebook-owned WhatsApp; and one against Google's Android.

Schrems argues that the companies are using a strategy of "forced consent" to continue processing the individuals' personal data -- when in fact the law requires that users be given a free choice unless a consent is strictly necessary for provision of the service. (And, well, Facebook claims its core product is social networking -- rather than farming people's personal data for ad targeting.)

by Bernard on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 08:24:58 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 10:20:50 PM EST
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Will Democrats Offer Resistance Against Aliens?

Thousands at risk from rightwing push to purge eligible voters from US rolls | The Gurdian |

In June last year, Luis, a resident of Virginia, was astonished to discover that his name and personal details, including home address, had been posted on the internet by a group known as the Public Interest Legal Foundation (Pilf).

Luis's data had been released by the group, along with hundreds of other names, as an appendix to Pilf's two-part report called "Alien Invasion". The front cover showed a UFO hovering ominously over a billboard on which the famous tourism slogan "Virginia is for lovers" had been photoshopped to read: "Virginia is for aliens".

In lurid language, Pilf claimed that it had uncovered proof that "large numbers of ineligible aliens are registering to vote and casting ballots". It warned its readers: "Your vote is at risk. New alien voters are being added to the rolls month after month, and swift changes must be made to ensure that only Americans are choosing American leaders."

Footnote NY Times on collusion Trump with Putin ...

No public evidence has emerged showing Trump's campaign conspired with Russia | NY Times |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 at 02:08:22 PM EST
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Maryland congressional districts, maps. Even more ridiculous maps are disputed each decennial.

Democratic and Republican cadres in each of the states' SoS have been legally and illegally violating "natuaral born" citizens' voting rights for 229 years.

"Alien" disenfranchisement stories don't surprise me: a crafty cover story, FEB 2018

In no particular order: We've live through gerrymandered districts, poll taxes, literacy tests, felon disenfranchisement, elector allocation, bombings, provisional balloting, an unenforced federal Act, seasonally advertised defamation, massive immigrant banking, ID check disenfranchisement, hanging chads, electronic booth "bugs", caucus primary restrictions, age and sex restrictions, time restrictions, SCOTUS "interference," residence restrictions, ballot thefts, exit "polling", and, lately, AI data cleaning. And guess what? Any one or combination of these violations is in play each election!

With or without Trump "trolling".

What surprises me is that anyone on the planet looks to the USA to be a paragon of "democratic processes."


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 at 08:28:48 PM EST
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There is a series about history of the voting rights in the USA at TPM.
by Bernard on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 08:28:33 PM EST
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Cockroach theory applies to all claims, because this is America.
Federal judge finds Ohio laws on absentee and provisional ballots violate U.S. Constitution
National Election Survey Reveals 3.2 Million Uncounted Ballots in 2006 Elections
If you vote by mail in Florida, it's 10 times more likely that ballot won't count
Lost Votes, Problem Ballots, Long Waits?
Judge deems rejection of N.H. absentee ballots over signature concerns unconstitutional
Students Are Being Rejected From The Polls Because Of North Carolina's Voter ID Law
Virginia's 19 approved excuses absentee ballot application
&tc.

"Close elections": Mail-in ballot share of total cast has been increasing along with NEW! opportunities for pols to select eligible voters and "manufacture consent."

So. Why would a GOTV "activist" advise a student to vote in absentee ballot her "home" state? Worse, vote absentee ballot in the state where he resides? Worst, not provide the credentials, if any, required to vote in person?

There is no good reason.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 06:38:35 AM EST
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Whitewashing Black Voter Suppression
In 2016, according to the Sentencing Project, over 7.4 percent of the adult African American population was disenfranchised; four times the rate for non-African Americans. ...
Think about that, o, 60 days from now when the "analysts" criticize low black turnout, as is the custom, for razor-thin margins of victory and defeat for wtf.

Have I mentioned Emmett Till today?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 09:07:39 PM EST
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Nonpartisan groups register 87,000 in effort to engage black Missourians in midterms
There it is, the set up.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 29th, 2018 at 08:12:50 PM EST
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Why are all US elections scheduled during regular business hours?

Not one US American politician has ever truly wanted full participation.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 06:53:32 AM EST
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by Oui on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 09:04:49 AM EST
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What Kind of Person Would ...

Who Is Julie Swetnick, New Kavanaugh Accuser With Jewish Roots? | The Forward |

Julie Swetnick said that she met Kavanaugh and Judge, who were students at the elite Georgetown Prep school, at a party in 1980 or 1981. She said that she had attended "well over ten" house parties where Kavanaugh and Judge were present, and that she saw Kavanaugh drink excessively and engage in aggressive physical behavior towards women without their consent.

??? not the parties I ever chose to attend. Doesn't quite mix with my upbringing. Adolescent group behaviour totally unacceptable. The privileged few - a sportsman in a varsity squad? Recognition but not honourable.

Inclusiveness | NCAA |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 12:02:14 PM EST
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That's why you'll never be on the Supreme Court....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 12:15:52 PM EST
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Wait a minute! .... conditions: Catholic - Jesuit college ... where did I error? Ahh ... the prep boarding school for boys and a portion wealth undoubtedly. My parents were US immigrants in the 50s ... next level above slavery. :)

Too few voices left for social well being as a human right ... Bernie Sanders - Jeremy Corbyn - and hopefully others. Capitalism of today is a policy based on greed, not on opportunity or the "American Dream".  Keep the gates shut ... build that wall Trump - Netanyahu - Orban - Seehofer - etc.

Paul Ryan: Wealth, Men, Power and Church Hierarchy (Aug. 2012)
Hope For Millionaires vs Hope For Millions ( Nov. 2012)

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 01:58:21 PM EST
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hmmm, yesss, wellllll, I've been following the story (and sub-plots) since it broke. I went deep cover into the CA Cohort to scavenge twits, facebook, MSM, and the usual deplorables. It simplified my search for relevant documents circulating between the parties in the dispute inside the GOP and plaintiffs.

Benchmark facts: I lived in Montgomery County, MD, for 12 years, and I am an alumna of Yale College (1981-1985) familiar with many elements of . One of my own roommates was assaulted by someone else ("1 in 4") in the period. I've attended US private schools (single-sex and co-ed) my entire live. I was acquainted with the MD schools mentioned (2004-2006). I've never met Kavanaugh, don't care if he's confirmed.

woo boy howdy

Swetnick's affidavit attesting to Kavanaugh's character is the least plausible of all. But it does speak clearly to the aimless motivations of a significant cohort of "believers" who instigated this spectacle of uh patriarchical turpitude and class conflict.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 02:10:37 PM EST
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IAC. Oddly enough, my nephew currently plays soccer in this league.

NB. Georgetown Prep status, 1970-1981

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 02:21:02 PM EST
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~ Chuck Schumer

youtube CPAN-3 live stream
Professor Christine Blasey Ford & Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testify (Day 1)

Feinstein's opening statement now
< reckless eyeballin' >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 02:31:22 PM EST
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Seriously. If a few Republican Senators lean to not voting for him, it's quite possible that Trump will be "impressed" by the testimony and change his mind. The last thing he wants is to lose.

Of course, if that happens, it will be followed by a series of tweets blaming Kavanaugh for getting him in that mess....

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 07:04:01 PM EST
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I watched all 8 hours.

Hiring Rachel Mitchell to mediate was an excellent idea. I think, she put Ford at ease, when committee members acted the fool. Toward the end of Ford's session Mitchell rebuked senators' constant interruptions (format of the hearing) being non-conductive for best practice victim/witness interview. She was brill.

The hearing provided no new information about the alleged incident. It provided the politicians many CYA opportunities to argue the necessity of further FBI background investigation ...of Mark Judge, favorite Dem alternate suspect/material witness. He's already testified 3x to the committee.

In Kavanaugh's interrogatory, the minority party focused on whether or not he was and still is an alcoholic --based on statements to the press by acquaintances, 1982-1984 or so, to imply that he couldn't remember that he's molested or "raped" Ford. Much public comment (letters) of support for Ford were submitted entered but not read into the record.

The committee will vote to confirm. I suspect, the full vote will go down party line. Pence might be pulled out of bed to tie-break.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 12:16:53 AM EST
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Bill Palmer thinks Rs don't yet have the votes and that is why they are holding a full R caucus at 9:00 PM EST.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 01:31:21 AM EST
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Palmer:
Certain cable news pundits are already spinning the nonsensical narrative that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's strong testimony destroyed Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, but that Kavanaugh's subsequent mentally deranged testimony somehow put him back in the game. This is a mere ratings ploy, in the hope of keeping you tuned in for the rest of the evening, in the hope you won't switch over to watch Law & Order reruns. Could the GOP convince its "no" votes to flip to "yes"? Sure. But as of right now, Kavanaugh doesn't have the votes. Any other narrative is fiction.
[emphasis added]
Well, no. "Subsequent deranged testimony" is a rather overwrought, gothic, characterization of Kavanaugh's remarks. In the wrong mouth it is an apt description of Ford's testimony, which was, understandably, not "strong" (or "vivid" or "accurate" or "heroic", words of encouragement offered by sympathetic senators). Her account of events 36 years ago is incoherent, deranged, considering how she relied on empirical knowledge to illustrate her experience. Both have tarried under a significant duress with life altering decisions which neither controls. Given the circumstances, demeanor is a poor gauge of mind, despite trust in atavistic innovations to phrenology and psychometric criminology AI.

What did I write?

"The moment" for sympathy dissipated under questioning, however, as he withdrew to adversarial or ambiguous responses to Dem senators' repetitive questions. Progressives most certainly will construe the worst in his character as the most vocal have already endowed his confirmation with biblical catastrophe. The thing is, they've neglected the states' legislatures. Also, Trump is trading one "conservative" for another.
I've indicated, the spectacle of the hearing is deranged from political facts, events which indeed have occurred. A string of louche utterances serves the point of underdog du jour.
I worked my tail off ... You may defeat me in the final vote but you'll never get me to quit.
Resonates seven ways to Sunday with all yer American dreamers. It's so crass, it works!

Palmer's speculation extends the possibility of defeating GOP domination in SCOTUS, the sense being, inexplicably, so goes the nation. Why? That part is sketchy. In my experience, WASPs are way more pragmatic than credited by the general population. Spartan, if you will. I think Kavanaugh has net votes in the senate, because I've been following the swingers since the DACA-budget Fails. A caucus is convened to determine how to use THIS DIVISIVE ACT down-ticket, mid-term election. That is six weeks off.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 02:39:34 PM EST
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The senate judiciary committee today advanced (11-10) Kavanaugh's nomination to a floor vote.

In exchange for his vote the 11th man, Jeff Flake (AZ), arranged to delay the confirmation vote one week to accommodate something like a "thorough investigation" by the FBI into allegations about  "sexual battery" and and intemperate character.

Senator Feinstein was heard to say,

"This was someone who was aggressive and belligerent. I have never seen someone who wants to be elevated to the highest court in the country behave in that manner. In stark contrast, the person who testified yesterday and demonstrated a balanced temperament was Dr. Ford"
In a statement, Feinstein indicated minority party interest in deposing James Roche, Lynne Brookes, Liz Swisher, Tom Kane, Chris Dudley, Debra Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick --individuals' who have asserted to press reporters intimate knowledge of Kavanaugh's deviant behavior.

Debra Katz, a lawyer for Ford, stated, "No artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation."

Trump endorsed a limited, "supplemental investigation" to update Kavanaugh's background file.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Sep 29th, 2018 at 01:09:04 AM EST
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GOP committee support for Kavanaugh's confirmation was very strong. Because minority opposition was very strong relentless questioning in pursuit of Kavanaugh's consent to further FBI investigation (delay the committee vote). Lindsy Graham's histrionics were remarkable.

Kavanaugh appeared in the afternoon. His opening statement was not conciliatory but aggressively defensive. He ranted about "left-wing opposition," the circus atmosphere of prior protested hearings and death threats to his family. This probably stoked GOP members' indignation and would have offended anyone else unaccustomed to, well, male+atty+Type-A posturing. (Trascripts of prior depositions are stored at Grassley's senate website. I have not read these.)

He did choke up (swallowed tears of frustration?) a few times, coincidentally, when evoking Mom (atty) and Dad (atty) and his own young daughters. Kavanaugh denied every accusation and produced alibis for the entire summer of '82 from appointment books already "in evidence" with the committee.

"The moment" for sympathy dissipated under questioning, however, as he withdrew to adversarial or ambiguous responses to Dem senators' repetitive questions. Progressives most certainly will construe the worst in his character as the most vocal have already endowed his confirmation with biblical catastrophe. The thing is, they've neglected the states' legislatures. Also, Trump is trading one "conservative" for another.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 01:35:09 AM EST
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Typical entitled white dudebro meltdown caused by anyone - especially by a (urk) GURL! (cootiescootiescooties) - attempting to bring him to account.

The fear/hate of them people for women is 24/7.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 09:33:57 PM EST
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I deliberately did not include race and age attributes in my personality profile. It is based on personal, habitual, and intimate experience with lawyers --my father among them.

Law school trains people. Litigation changes attitude. Paramount among requirements for successful practice of the profession is the ability to adopt an adversarial proposition in any controversy and methodically defend it. Many have difficulty leaving that persona at the office.

I'm not saying, it's attractive, just that I understand and immediately identified Kavanaugh's limitations for what they are. Agile management immersion is not one.

You may argue that "white dudebro" is the archetype which the institution of "English law" (Roman law) elevates. I may be yet persuaded in so far as it admits competences to "fear/hate" women regardless of sex. HRC is a notorious example.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Sep 29th, 2018 at 02:16:05 AM EST
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We need to talk about bourgeois political games.
Cosby represents a Black American political right wing whose views of the Black poor are just as crude and dehumanizing as their white counterparts.
[...]
Bill Cosby is still getting settled into his new home at Pennsylvania's State Correctional Institute at Phoenix, a huge, 3,830-bed facility not far from the suburban Philadelphia courtroom where Judge Steven O'Neill sentenced  the 81-year old comedian to serve "no less than 3 years and no more than 10 years" for aggravated sexual assault against Andrea Constand, in 2004. That was the same year Cosby delivered his infamous "pound cake" rant at an NAACP awards ceremony, in Washington DC, marking the 50th anniversary of the Brown school desegregation decision. Cosby's contempt for the Black poor and their propensity to wind up in prison was on shameless display.

"These are not political criminals," Cosby told the tuxedoed celebrants. "These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake and then we run out and we are outraged, [saying] 'The cops shouldn't have shot him.' What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand?"
[...]
This is the life Cosby will share with an inmate population that is 46 percent Black , although Blacks make up only eleven percent of Pennsylvania's general population. Most are from the same neighborhoods of Philadelphia that people "with names like Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed, and all that crap" come from, "and all of them are in jail," in Cosby's "pound cake" parlance.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 30th, 2018 at 02:29:00 AM EST
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Rich Blacks are different, perhaps. Even Obama.
by das monde on Mon Oct 1st, 2018 at 08:43:37 AM EST
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and Valerie Jarrett --ostesibly scions of the "talented tenth," which is W. E. B. Du Bois's epithet for that ratio of descendants of slaves whose educational attainment matched normal levels of competence set by "white dudebros". He counted himself among them. And his memoir The Souls of Black Folks recounts the squalor, ignorance, aspirations, and responsibility that he encountered during a mission into the rural south and which separated himself from the majority at the turn of the 20th century.

"oreos and other model minorities"
I'm pleased that you raise the topic. Race discrimination in the USA is not well understood as a collaborative project to defend class distinctions. The diverging political paths of Garvey and Du Bois, for example, toward "integration" with the dominant culture has been successfully merged into an American trope of "black nationalism" that few younger than 50 examine.

When in Rome ...
I was suspicious of Obama's motives from the start and wrote (poorly and poorly timed) about this once at DKOS. Self-servin' sumbitch is what I saw, and that is what has been revealed.

Per the current moral panic, I recommend Yvette Carnell's commentary. One of the reasons I enjoy listening to her on occasion is that she and her colleagues consistently draw economic chart porn --from diverse sources-- into topical "conversation" about race politics. The preponderance of the evidence devastates what she terms "virtual integration" (fictional, delusional progressive unity depicted by MSM) in a country where "money is power" is a mantra.

Bill Cosby, Brett Kavanaugh and the End of American Elitism, first hour; second hour is caller Q&A.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Oct 1st, 2018 at 03:15:10 PM EST
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one story, two versions
D.C. Judge Advances Emoluments Case Against Trump
acknowledges Congress' standing to sue, separation of powers
"This case is one of those disputes," Sullivan stated in his 58-page ruling.
Federal judge: Democrats in Congress can sue Trump in emoluments case
no ruling on DOJ motion to dismiss on merits (definition of relevant facts)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 29th, 2018 at 07:02:06 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 08:32:02 PM EST
Adam Kinzinger (R-I). Check at the very end of the video
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 07:24:07 AM EST
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Why college students don't vote absentee
A Fairfax County focus group this summer found many college students who have gotten an absentee ballot simply fail to send it back because a U.S. Postal Service stamp seems to be a foreign concept to them.

"One thing that came up, which I had heard from my own kids but I thought they were just nerdy, was that the students will go through the process of applying for a mail-in absentee ballot, they will fill out the ballot, and then, they don't know where to get stamps," Lisa Connors with the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs said.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 05:09:29 PM EST
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The choice is not so flippant.
First, location of voter registration determines where and for whom one votes. Many states qualify "student" residency. VA is one such state.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 07:08:24 PM EST
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Which is precisely the situation in which one would need to use an absentee ballot.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 07:33:36 PM EST
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I disagree. Look:
"We're really working on information to get the college students to be able to actually vote where they're registered and vote absentee because it's very confusing and it has a lot of pieces that can sort of go wrong in the middle of it," said Kate Hanley, Fairfax County Electoral Board secretary.
The effect of "absentee voter" advocacy is to discourage registration where students reside. In the US, the decision where isn't a question of convenience. Or stamps. (FFS. Absentee ballots are postage paid.) This GOTV campaign is controlling state election outcomes by suppressing student registration in state.

REFUSING to register to vote in the locality where one resides (9) NINE months of any given year is stupid;

PREFERENCE for enfranchisement in a locality where one resides ...maybe.. (3) THREE months of any given year is stupid; or, I'll be charitable, a "misguided" expression of one's immediate political obligations and informed opinion of the community's needs.

Now. I am aware that, generally speaking, "local" politics is unfashionable, local elections are not well attended, and representation in state legislature's is not as glamorous as the vicarious struggle to control chambers of the federal government. But it's these assumptions that prey on the credulity of youngsters searching to "make a difference", easy.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 08:59:16 PM EST
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All true, well-known, but irrelevant to this particular article (which isn't about this issue). As for absentee ballots being counted last - so what? (assuming they are counted, which I'm not sure is always done). At least they are counted by hand, not by some machine with proprietary code, so they are probably less at risk from hacking by Putin, Kim Jong-un, or Netanyahu.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 06:37:57 AM EST
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they are probably less at risk from hacking by Putin, Kim Jong-un, or Netanyahu
LOL. my bad. I'm still focused on DEMOCRACY's inside enemies.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 01:38:45 PM EST
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Absentee ballots are postage paid.
And counted last like provisional ballots collected at any polling station day. of. election.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 09:06:09 PM EST
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If you're down and confused ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 10:22:05 PM EST
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one stroy, two and one half versions
REUTERS | Death toll in Iran military parade attack rises to 24: IRNA
no hint of disgruntled Iranians, duly noted
INRA | Rouhani orders quick investigation of terror attack in Ahvaz
buttressed with a scroll of internationals condemning  the "terrorist attack"
PRESS TV | 25 killed, 60 injured in terror attack on military parade in Ahvaz
most detailed reporting, 99 comments attached

Meanwhile, US evacuated Daesh (IS/ISIS/ISIL/al-NUSTRA/al-Q*in*) commanders from Idlib.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 at 06:05:22 PM EST
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Gunmen attack army parade in Iran leaving dozens dead
REUTERS source reports glocal expertise in the market.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 at 08:01:19 PM EST
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Gang violence leaves 115 dead, 383 injured - health ministry
UN-backed Government of National Accord (Seventh Brigade, Tripoli Revolutionaries' Brigades, and the Nawasi) "knocks out" power stations and "cripples" Tripoli's main airport. Hakeem Al-Sheikh, commander of 42 Brigade loyal to GNA, says "the situation is under control."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 02:28:15 AM EST
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Al-Monitor
Israel and Russia never had a closer, more intense relationship. Ever since the Russians first settled down right in the heart of Israel's most sensitive front, Netanyahu has been a regular visitor to the Kremlin. He sees Putin more frequently than he meets with Israel's natural ally, Trump. Senior Israeli intelligence, security and military officials visit Moscow frequently, and these visits are reciprocated. The possibility that the Americans have expressed concern about this intense cooperation between Israeli and Russian security forces should not be ruled out, which is why Israel updates Washington whenever any progress is made in the romance between Russia and Israel. Now is the moment that the Americans have been waiting for. It turns out that the romance between Netanyahu and Putin was fake all along. It was marginal and far less important than the real romance between Putin and the Assad regime, and with Iran and Hezbollah. Netanyahu was the kind of lover that Putin threw under the bus at the first sign of crisis.

[...]

Given this hindsight, the chattering of the political class, their boastful statements, their boastfulness and their smugness are now being subjected to scathing criticism in Israel. Many politicians, including the prime minister, have boasted about Israel's attacks in Syrian territory time and again, instead of embracing Israel's long-standing tradition of radio silence -- and public silence, too. Now this is all exploding in the Israelis' faces.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 07:07:29 PM EST
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Poor analysis and mostly bs!!

Israel and Russia never had a closer, more intense relationship. Ever since the Russians first settled down right in the heart of Israel's most sensitive front, Netanyahu has been a regular visitor to the Kremlin. He sees Putin more frequently than he meets with Israel's natural ally, Trump. Senior Israeli intelligence, security and military officials visit Moscow frequently, and these visits are reciprocated. The possibility that the Americans have expressed concern about this intense cooperation between Israeli and Russian security forces should not be ruled out, which is why Israel updates Washington whenever any progress is made in the romance between Russia and Israel. Now is the moment that the Americans have been waiting for. It turns out that the romance between Netanyahu and Putin was fake all along. It was marginal and far less important than the real romance between Putin and the Assad regime, and with Iran and Hezbollah. Netanyahu was the kind of lover that Putin threw under the bus at the first sign of crisis.

Putin and Lavrov playing an excellent game of diplomacy. Just waiting for Bibi to go off track. Self-interest trumps "friendly" relations all the time. The newly shipped S-300 systems are quite complicated and will be manned by Russian specialists. Dare you to destroy and harm Russian military in a direct attack. The historical ties between Russia and Israel run deep and have gotten stronger since 1989. Corruption knows no borders.

Game Changer R2P: Russia to Deliver S-300
Chabad, Vekselberg, Putin and the Schneerson Library

Read b @MoA for a thorough analysis but skip the comments section.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 07:31:55 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 08:32:06 PM EST
The fire was started by Germany's military testing rockets in the area. ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 at 01:01:02 AM EST
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More solar power in the Netherlands but networks may be unable to cope
needs more cabling upgrades, say transmission operators

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 01:15:30 AM EST
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'We're moving to higher ground': America's era of climate mass migration is here
Millions of Americans will confront similarly hard choices as climate change conjures up brutal storms, flooding rains, receding coastlines and punishing heat. Many are already opting to shift to less perilous areas of the same city, or to havens in other states. Whole towns from Alaska to Louisiana are looking to relocate, in their entirety, to safer ground.

The era of climate migration is, virtually unheralded, already upon America.

The population shift gathering pace is so sprawling that it may rival anything in US history. "Including all climate impacts it isn't too far-fetched to imagine something twice as large as the Dustbowl," said Jesse Keenan, a climate adaptation expert at Harvard University, referencing the 1930s upheaval in which 2.5 million people moved from the dusty, drought-ridden plains to California.

by Bernard on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 08:32:36 PM EST
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Little known fact: The CA Cohort of Petty Landlords blame high state income tax, high sales tax, Governor "Moonbeam" sanctuary cities, and Prop 13 (1978) for "out-migration."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 02:14:41 AM EST
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Think about what happens when this starts affecting over-populated countries like Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia that cannot afford to handle internal mass migration.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 04:34:29 PM EST
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And now all those people should be re-locating from the dusty, drought ridden plains of California.

But not yet. Every year demonstrates that the US SW has probably just over a decade before it collapses from lack of water, but somehow nobody seems to be grasping the inevitability. When the crunch hits, it's gonna be murderous

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 02:53:47 PM EST
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13th annual People's Walk for Wildlife, 22 Sep
born of frustration

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 02:03:48 AM EST
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by Cat on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 06:21:30 PM EST
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Morocco finalizes world's largest solar power complex
The plant represents a critical step in the Moroccan Solar Energy Program, which aims to generate 42 percent of its electrical power from renewable energy by 2020, and 52 percent by 2030.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 at 11:16:12 PM EST
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Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 29th, 2018 at 07:16:18 PM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 08:32:08 PM EST
When Did the American Dream Become Flying Private to Dubai?
#RiseAndGrind topical commentary that oddly enough studiously avoids erotic satisfaction that accumulation of wealth provides US American "dreamers".

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 03:03:30 PM EST
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"Rowley said China has come to the rescue of TT after he took the message to the premier and president of China on a recent tour with a plan to diversify the economy."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 at 01:22:15 AM EST
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China's Catholic Church pledges loyalty to Party after Vatican deal
"Catholic Patriotic Association" gets more freedom to appoint bishops. World wonders at this wisdom.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 24th, 2018 at 02:39:01 AM EST
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The Vatican has always made accomodations for autocratic power. Religion is all about secular power, the spirituality BS is just the usp to fool the rubes. Can't keep the coffers full and the tables laden if you're out inn the cold.

So, why not cosy with the coming superpower?

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 02:59:13 PM EST
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by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 05:43:17 PM EST
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One minute the commies are against freedom of religion, the next they're for it --just when the biggest, onliest CHILD SLAVERY conspiracy on the planet has been EXPOSED by survivors everywhere.

I suppose, a UN Security Council meeting needs to be convened to PROBE this latest threat to human rights.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 06:19:02 PM EST
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it's not really freedom of religion tho, is it?

It's simply state controlled sunday observance with an RC flavour

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 09:46:24 PM EST
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Helen, think of the children.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 10:15:17 PM EST
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Ima call this story "Can't win for losing".
Pope defends China deal on pervs, says he will have final say on names
The deal gives the Vatican a long-desired say in the choice of bishops in China, though critics labeled the deal a sellout to the COMMUNIST government.
[...]
The Vatican said the absence of a deal could have led to a schism between Chinese Catholics that would have been difficult to heal.

"I think of the endurance of the Catholics who suffered. It is true that they will suffer. There is always suffering in an accord, but they have great faith," the pope said.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 26th, 2018 at 12:29:18 AM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 08:32:11 PM EST
Today - 100: September 19, 1918; scientific breakthrough
"We know that men have been ashore from German submarine boats, for they have been in New York and other places. It would be quite easy for one of these German agents to turn loose Spanish influenza germs in a theatre or some other place where large numbers of persons are assembled.

"The Germans have started epidemics in Europe,and there is no reason why they should be particularly gentle with America. Of course, there is no way of proving that the disease was started here by German submarine agents, but it is well within the range of possibility."



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 09:43:36 PM EST
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100 years later it's Novichok

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 25th, 2018 at 03:00:12 PM EST
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Whatever you do, do not watch V for Vendetta this weekend. Without pad and pen.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 12:10:35 AM EST
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Today -100: September 26, 1918: Well, that was quick, tally o!
The Spanish Flu is now present in 26 of the 48 states. It is epidemic in New England and present but not yet epidemic on the West Coast. There are a few scattered cases in fly-over country.
Spanish influenza has spread over the country so rapidly that officials of the Public Health Service, the War and Navy Departments, and the Red Cross conferred today on measures to help local communitites in combating the disease. Calls for assistance have been received from several cities and in one instance, Wilmington, N.C., the Public Health Service hospital was opened for treatment of persons suffering from the disease.
[...]
The disease continued to spread today in army camps, 5,324 new cases being reported to the office of the Surgeon General of the Army up to noon. No new camps were added to the list, and it was announced that there were fifteen camps and stations free from influenza. ...


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 12:07:45 AM EST
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by Bjinse on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 08:32:14 PM EST

by generic on Thu Sep 27th, 2018 at 10:20:25 PM EST
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SEC Sues Elon Musk for Fraud, Seek to Bar Him Permanently from Executive, Board Role in a Public Company | naked capitalism
And indeed, it looks like the SEC has a slam dunk case. As most readers will recall, Musk tweeted that he has the financing lined up to take Tesla private:

    Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.

    -- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 7, 2018

by generic on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 01:29:21 PM EST
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This was to be expected. True "regulatory capture" would have ignored Musk. Maybe that's how Clap ON/Clap OFF Brexit producers plan to escape litigation.

Investors sued Tesla the day after the tweet, +10%, buying shares to cover their short sell orders. That's a lot of material damage. I read the complaint.

Now Tesla's board (friends and family) have an excuse to remove him. They fiddle for two months with the encouragement of business press. Sad, really. Musk has been telling the world for quite some time that he's burnt out.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 09:41:39 PM EST
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3 year vacancy in the chair
"He will remain CEO."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 30th, 2018 at 02:06:26 PM EST
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At this rate of lashing they'll have to take care their wet noodles don't break.
by generic on Mon Oct 1st, 2018 at 02:59:21 PM EST
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To stick the knife in:
Russian space boss accuses Elon Musk and Pentagon of dumping conspiracy
The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, has accused Elon Musk and the Pentagon of foul play in a televised interview. He claimed that the SpaceX founder was charging outside customers between 40 and 50 million US Dollars for one launch with a single purpose - to squeeze Russia out of the market. Rogozin added that the US Department of Defense was secretly paying Musk several times more - on average, about $150 million per launch.

They would say that, obviously, but it is not entirely unbelievable if you look at how Tesla is run.
by generic on Wed Oct 3rd, 2018 at 11:51:10 AM EST
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Here's the coverage from the US tech press.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Sep 28th, 2018 at 09:47:28 PM EST
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"Late Stage Capitalism": Jury of Public Opinion Deliberations in Progress
GoFundMe campaigns supporting Christine Blasey Ford top $700K

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 29th, 2018 at 05:50:00 PM EST
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