The Huffington Post
10 days
NPR News
2 months
That was summed up in a back-and-forth over whether Americans in fact chose Trump. "Listen, you guys won," said Clinton pollster Joel Benenson. "That's clear. You won the Electoral College. Let's also be honest. Don't act as if you have some popular mandate for your message. ...the fact of the matter is, is that more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump." Listen, you guys won... 0:37 Toggle more options Embed Embed "> iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/504093288/504104078" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Conway had a simple retort. "Hey guys, we won," Conway said. "I mean seriously, hold on. Why is there no mandate? You've lost 60 congressional seats since President Obama got there." At one point, discussion turned to the hiring in August of Steve Bannon as CEO of Trump's campaign.
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
This is obviously wrong, and quite often politicians tend to portray themselves as being ideological in order to satisfy the craving by voters for ideology. But they manage to [inaudible] quite effectively those voters that are desperate for ideology as proof of the sincerity of the politician. Jeff: Is there a cyclical nature to any of this when we have gone through periods where political decisions have been ruled so powerfully by emotions, as opposed to any kind of rationality? Do we then follow that with periods of rationality? Eyal: I think politics and social life in parallel and run in cycles. Also when we talk about business cycles and economics, but there are also political cycles. And there are periods in which emotions drive us to such dark corners in life, such as Europe, 1939 -1945. And afterwards we become sober and we actually act in a more rational, in a more reasonable manner.
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
I have broken no laws. 84 times. Fortunately I’ve won every time in court but they still kept doing it until the federal judge ordered them to stop. Jeff : One of the ironies in all of this and we touched on a little bit before is that probably at no time in public opinion has there been more of a belief that that either Oswald wasnt the shooter or that Oswald didnt act alone or that there's some broader conspiracy or framework for all of this. Probably more of the public believes that today than in any other time and yet because so much time has gone by, because so many people have died as you indicated before, it's harder and harder to find out what the truth is. Robert : Well, it may be impossible at this stage to find out all the truth so what we do is we focus on the physical evidence itself, that’s what I've done in the 14 publications that I've done through the years.
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
Sara Kendzior lives and writes in the heartland of America, and from what she has observed, the country is about to explode. The journalist tells WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman that the election of Donald Trump is but the opening act. Racism, white supremacy and violence are all bubbling very close to the surface, and scapegoating will add fuel to the fire. Not only have stores and plants closed, but locally based journalism has all but disappeared. In the resulting information vacuum the influence of inflammatory cable and right-wing national media as well as fake news is huge. As a close observer of Trump Country, Kendzior paints a grim and almost hopeless picture of where the nation as a whole is going. Click HERE to Download Mp3 Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Trump protest march (Ted Eytan / Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0) The post A Dark View from Flyover Country appeared first on WhoWhatWhy .
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
Well, whatever he does about Iran I hope, will be conditioned by what he does about Russia because believe me, as we have surrounded – I mean America – has surrounded Russia from the east to the west, Iran is very important to Moscow. They are the border country that they have been able to work with, even though it’s got Ayatollahs nominally in charge of it. So the Iran deal, he can do something unilaterally, just scrap it but then what’s that going to do with its relations with Russia? So, all the way through here we dont know, we dont know. I’m just sharing my ignorance with the audience. Jeff Schechtman: I mean I guess the other part of the question is relative to all of this Peter, is the degree to which he is a skilled enough politician to keep all of these plates spinning, to keep all of these different groups satisfied while he does all of these things because clearly, it’s going to be a balancing act.
Techradar
3 months
That's on top of all the basics you'd expect, like lock screen controls, playlists and album artwork. Remarkably it's completely free too, with no adverts. £0.62/US$0.99 (around AU$1.33) Smartphone cameras are getting better all the time, but there's one annoyance suffered by most, and that's the sometimes awkward nature of the shutter button. Few handsets have dedicated shutter keys, which generally means you're left either tapping on the screen, which can obscure the viewfinder, or using the volume keys, which aren't always ideally positioned and the act of pressing them can sometimes shake the phone, leaving your shot out of focus. Dactyl allows you to use your phone's fingerprint scanner to take a picture, which means you don't have to press a button, so the phone won't shake. You also won't obscure the viewfinder and you have one more option to use for taking photos, if you don't like the position of any of the usual buttons.
WhoWhatWhy
3 months
Pat : 808-0810 is our telephone number. Let's get a couple of phone calls. This is Jacob. He's calling from San Jose. Jacob, hi and welcome to KGO and Russ Baker. Go ahead. Jacob : Yes, Mr. Baker, do you recall during the George W. Bush's administration–I believe it was 2007–there were cruise missiles that were nuclear armed cruise missiles that went from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale. They were going to fly them up fully armed, it was a B-52 off the United States fully armed. But they were somehow discovered. There were seven or 8. One is still missing. They recalled all the others and secured them. But do you know if it was a hoax, if this whole thing was a hoax, or an act? Or actually it was a conspiracy? Did it go up to President Bush or was it true that it actually went up to VP Cheney? Russ : I am not an expert on that. I know that there were some very interesting things going on in that sadly, like so many things, need more investigation.
The Event Chronicle
3 months
Puerto Rico is the Home of the IRS. Is this related to the blackout? COBRANo. RichardDo you have any knowledge of what actually went down and why it lasted so long. COBRAIt is because the Cabal is simply siphoning money off Puerto Rico and although it is the home of the IRS the local people there have very little money. They’re being robbed quite extensively by the Cabal, so the basic infrastructure there is. . . falling apart, I would say. (thank you) LynnCobra, are you familiar with the term GESARA. COBRATo a certain degree. LynnOK. This stands for Global Economic Security and Reformation Act. And I believe it was modeled on NESARA which is the National Economic Security Reformation Act. And what this person wanted to know is will GESARA become law around the world after The Event? COBRAThis is one way of describing the process of financial re-set after The Event.
The Huffington Post
4 months
electronic coverage. Host: The show ends before we can get to whether any double standard is the result of misogyny, which many think was behind Matt Lauer's much-panned and far rougher treatment of Clinton. Without any data to refer to, the Host opines that it is harder for a women because of centuries of prejudice against women and that Trump implies this every time he states how strong he is, adores Putin, says she lacks "stamina" and "doesn't look presidential." He is perfecting a move so unique that, like the Fosbury Flop, it'll be named after him: The Trump Trick - winning votes based on fear & lies and then refusing to apologize assuming that the both-sides-do-it media and credulous anxious voters can't keep up with his volume of repeated mendacity...not to mention his entertaining, charming-rouge lounge act when he admits to pay-for-play de-fanging critics.
NPR News
4 months
NPR News
4 months
" Senior administration officials say to mitigate the financial harm, they're designating a smaller area than planned, and lobster and red crab fisheries have been given a seven-year grace period before they have to comply. Jon Williams, president of the Atlantic Red Crab Company in Massachusetts, says his company will survive but he tells The Associated Press, "It's a big blow to us." Last month, Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Pacific Ocean using the 1906 Antiquities Act, which allows him to act unilaterally. Senior administration officials say the same presidential authority has been invoked more than a hundred times by some 16 presidents to protect national treasures like the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. Obama struck a personal note during his remarks, mentioning his childhood in Hawaii. "Anybody who grows up on an island, certainly those of us who grew up in Hawaii, learned very early on to appreciate [the ocean's] magic," he said.
Breitbart News
4 months
DeCicco has been focused on this topic for nearly a decade. In 2007, when the Energy Independence and Security Act (also known as the expanded ethanol mandate) was in the works, he told me: “I realized that something seemed horribly amiss with a law that established a sweeping mandate which rested on assumptions, not scientific fact, that were unverified and might be quite wrong, even though
NPR News
5 months
The Huffington Post
5 months
mp3"][/audio] But, I told Tancredo in a subsequent phone call, Coffman is much more hostile to immigrants than Carroll. Coffman opposed a 2013 bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill , which included a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and Coffman still stands against the measure . Coffman is opposed to birthright citizenship , which allows children of undocumented immigrants born on U.S. soil to be citizens. Coffman is also against a provision in the Voting Rights Act that requires some jurisdictions to provide dual-language ballots. I told Tancredo I couldn't see how he'd favor Morgan Carroll, who, for example, has attacked Coffman for opposing the bipartisan immigration bill , and she supports a path to citizenship. But didn't Carroll vote against the "Dream Act" in Colorado, Tancredo asked, reminding me that he'd referenced this on the radio, when he said, "Who knows, we may have something better [with Carroll].
Max Keizer
5 months
In the August 2016 Tax Justice Network podcast: The Big Four accountancy firms: Are they in fact more like the Big One? And should they be broken up? Also: - the Duke of Westminster's 9 billion tax free inheritance and how his family history forms the legal basis for the justification of tax avoidance around the world; - why are the world's biggest banks now officially endorsing transparency measures? - and...so much for Panama cleaning up its act post-Panama Papers scandal: we discuss the demise of Panama's not-so-transparent Transparency Commission. The Big Four...just seem to be getting away with being the guardians of commerce when they are basically a bunch of tax cheating facilitators... they have infiltrated governments at every level all around the world Michael West What they're doing is really taking over the operation of companies by stealth.
NPR News
5 months
" He said there is scientific consensus around the harmful effects of low-level lead exposure, but lead regulations are "based more on feasibility as opposed to the best science." Lanphear was the principal author on a recent American Academy of Pediatrics position paper. In it, the Academy called on federal regulators to tighten all lead regulations, claiming that they create an "illusion of safety." Joel Beauvias, the deputy assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Water, said the agency has "consistently said that no level of lead is safe." But, he explained, the agency has to set limits that can be reasonably achieved. "The way Congress set up the Safe Drinking Water Act was to require us to look at a level, a goal, that would be health protective and then to set standards that are as close as feasible to that goal," he told NPR. The EPA is working on revisions to the rule.
NPR News
5 months
She was called into a Delhi court after being accused of attempting suicide. Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Now she plans to run for office in Manipur and push for the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. Here's how The Associated Press describes the AFSPA: "The law gives security forces the right to shoot to kill suspected rebels without fear of possible prosecution and to arrest suspected militants without warrants. It also gives police wide-ranging powers of search and seizure. "The act prohibits soldiers from being prosecuted for alleged rights violations except with express permission from the federal government. Such prosecutions are rare. "Manipur, like some other parts of the northeast, faces unrest from separatist militant groups fighting for ethnic enclaves or independent states. Most northeasterners are ethnically more tied to China or Myanmar than they are to most of India.
Scientific American - Energy & Sustainability
6 months
NPR News
6 months
The Huffington Post
6 months
But that's not an America we're living in - people aren't afraid to go out of their homes, aren't afraid of dying in a terrorist act. He probably won't win but, as nominee of a major party, he could. Look at Senate races as a real marketplace - no one wants to run with him." "People ask 'how does he get away with it?' He doesn't. Romney and Obama both had favorables over 50 percent -- Trump is at 30%. The election breaks up into four groups: white men, white women, blacks, Hispanics. In none is Trump doing better." Ron agrees but makes a larger point: "So what does it say about a party that they are nominating a psychopath, a man who believes in magical thinking rather than facts?" Stuart, a Republican who's helped elect previous Republican presidents and senators, sighs. "You're right." Host: In the Cruz-Trump clash, who had the moral high ground (which might be an inch tall, admittedly)? Reagan jumps in: "Bless Ted Cruz's malevolent little heart.
NPR News
6 months
Yahoo has officially found a buyer for its core Internet business: the nation's largest telecom provider, Verizon Communications. The two companies are set to announce a $4.8-billion deal on Monday, according to Bloomberg . For Yahoo, this ends the final act of one of the longest-running Internet companies. Founded in 1994, it survived the dot-com boom; the company now has the third most popular search engine in the United States, trailing behind Google and Bing. Aside from the search, Yahoo also has finance, news, mail and other specialty verticals as well as the blogging site Tumblr and photo site Flickr. All Tech Considered For Sale: One Used Internet Company Called Yahoo Yahoo's biggest value, however, has rested in its stakes in the Chinese online retail giant Alibaba and in Yahoo Japan — and those will remain with Yahoo. The deal also could spell an end of the tenure of Yahoo's high-profile CEO Marissa Mayer.
NPR News
6 months
" Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards described the incident as an "unspeakable tragedy." He said: "These men, risking their lives to protect and serve this community ... they are real-life, everyday heroes." Edwards added: "The people who carried out this act, the individuals, they do not represent the people of Baton Rouge or the state of Louisiana, or what's best about our country. They don't represent the values that we stand for. Obviously, our community is hurting, and only through peace and unity can we heal it." He vowed to deploy "every resource available" to "bring these perpetrators — if there's more than one — to justice." Likewise, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement that the Department of Justice will provide "victim services and federal funding support." In May, Louisiana passed legislation that classified attacks on police officers as a hate crime .
The Event Chronicle
6 months
X22 ReportEpisode 1017 In this Episode: June employment increased by a huge amount but the unemployment rate increased to 4.9%. Labor participation rate increases, and the number of jobs that are filled are from the 55 and older. The under 55 still cannot find work. Most of the jobs are part-time jobs. Consumer credit jumps on auto loans and student loans. Japanese savers are purchasing gold and storing it in Switzerland. There are major bubbles in almost every economic sector, which are ready to pop. US and South Korea finish up the deal to deploy THAAD. Russia will counter with its own missile system. Obama sends troops to Poland. US switching it up by showing the moderate rebels cannot complete the job in Syria so they are using the Kurds to capture parts of Syria. NATO says they were cyber attacked which is an act of war. Dallas shooting has all the signs of a false flag operation, this operation will be used for gun control, create race wars, martial law and to postpone the elections.