Open Culture
4 days
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
Mondoweiss
6 days
This caused the violence to escalate. The good rebels kind of work with extremists, who get direct funding from our Arab allies. We thought the rise of ISIS would prove useful in pressuring Assad, but Putin intervened not because Russia wants to bomb civilians but because of the rise of ISIS. So our arming of the rebels and our clever hopes to manage the rise of ISIS while it put pressure on Assad led to more violence. This all sounds like a list of reasons for why the U.S. shouldn't have intervened, along with the fact that we had no right to do so. How was this presented in the New York Times story of September 30, 2016? Anne Barnard framed it in terms of the US failing to exert the beneficent use of force. Secretary of State John Kerry was clearly exasperated, not least at his own government. Over and over again, he complained to a small group of Syrian civilians that his diplomacy had not been backed by a serious threat of military force, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by The New York Times.
Open Culture
6 days
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
WhoWhatWhy
25 days
But maybe there were things we could be inspired to do or agitated to do, or as Howard Beale says in Network, Get up off of our chairs and go out and say you're not going to take it anymore. Maybe there are things that they can be inspiring to us. Mick: Possibly. But it's much easier when the situation is like “we have to go to see Hitler.” Because it’s very clear, everybody agrees Hitler's a bad guy and Hitler's over there but we're here. We have to just get it together and then do this thing. But it's something else when the problem is internal. It's almost as if trying to use mind control to get rid of an illness. Forget about serious illness, try to use mind control to get rid of a cold. It doesn't work and so I don't know. The whole country could be united and inspired, but the people who actually control the country are the people who control the government, who actually control the military, who control the weapons, you know.
Futurity
a month
Such hemorrhaging in the eye is serious because it causes vision loss and indicates that a patient's life may be in danger. When patients suffer from brain bleeds without any accompanying Terson syndrome in the eye, the risk for mortality is around 10 percent, but if there is hemorrhaging in the brain and the eye, mortality rates can be as high as 40-45 percent, says Apte, who treats patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Sports can do long-term damage to kids' eyes The researchers analyzed results from 20 patients who had surgery for Terson syndrome, but because many develop hemorrhaging in both eyes, the scientists were able to examine the effects of surgery in a total of 28 eyes. The researchers divided patients into two groups: those who had the operation, called a vitrectomy, within three months of the hemorrhaging; and those who had surgery after the three-month mark.
WhoWhatWhy
a month
“It'll look like we’re whining about the rules. It’ll look like it’s boring to people. It doesn't work.” I think that they are wrong. Whenever you put redistricting reform on a ballot, it doesnt matter if it’s a blue state, or a purple state, or a red state, it passes with more than 60% of the vote, people want their votes to count. They want their election to matter. They understand that something is wrong with the system. But nobody on either side not the Republicans, not the Democrats, and not the press is conducting a serious conversation about the systemic democratic, small [?] Democratic decay in this country, and what we have to do to make these institutions function properly again. Maybe that will change now that Donald Trump is president-elect. Jeff: What is it in the Republican mindset that really set them on this path and allowed them to feel comfortable doing it, versus the Democratic mindset which as you’ve talked about feels so uncomfortable? David: Yeah, it's a great question.
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
Many people may not have heard that name before. Steven Mnuchin, so go Google for him; he was Goldman Sachs and he took over the campaign when Trump’s own money was beginning to run out and not only was he Goldman Sachs, which is like Clinton appointing Robert Ruben to be treasury secretary, before that, he was Skull and Bones. I dont think that the Skull and Bones is the only center of the deep state. The deep state is pluralistic in its own way and there are many equivalent support centers at Harvard, Princeton, all of these places. But yes, the campaign as it got more and more serious, moved in towards the center to get funding from the deep state. So, there is a mixture of new and old in Clinton and he has a whole agenda of things to do and the question is: which ones will trump the others? The word trump is very, very relevant here because you cannot simultaneously reduce taxes for the wealthy and also arrange for a wall to be built along the border of Mexico.
Techradar
3 months
£2.45/US$3.62/AU$4.55 If you're addicted to listening to podcasts on your Android device, then DoggCatcher Podcast Player is up there with Pocket Casts as one of the best apps. The clear and attractive interface makes it a cinch to manage and play your podcasts, and you can set it to automatically download new episodes, so you're never stuck for things to listen to. What sets DoggCatcher Podcast Player apart from free podcast apps is the wealth of options and customisability, such as multiple themes, variable playback speeds, Chromecast support, widgets and personalised recommendations. If you have a huge list of podcasts you listen to regularly, then this is the player you need. Free There's a good chance that you already have Google Fit installed on your Android device, but if not and you're serious about getting fit then it's definitely worth a download.
The Huffington Post
3 months
I'm pleased to report that a petition has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament to change the law and eliminate this requirement. As the petition explains, the education committees have significant power over local educational issues: Education Committees control a larger part of Council budgets than any other Committee. They are the ultimate employers of School Principals and teachers, as well as being represented on senior teacher selection panels. They decide on the opening and closing of schools, and whether a school should be denominational or non-denominational, and control local practice in such matters as religious education, religious observance, and instruction about sex in human relationships. There are many reasons why a law of this sort is inappropriate and undemocratic, and you can read most of them in the petition, but rather than focusing on those aspects of the situation, I want to address the potential for serious problems associated with science education.
NPR News
3 months
But as the decades passed, he remained a prominent voice on progressive causes, including environmental issues, economic policy and continued anti-war efforts. More recently, he surprised some in progressive circles by supporting Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in this year's Democratic primary. "Bernie and I only have one thing in common you need to know: We're both politicians so we make decisions based on what's possible," he told NPR this summer . "I've really been trying to work towards a goal that seems to be getting realized, and that's a serious united front against Trump." Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR .
NPR News
3 months
WhoWhatWhy
3 months
There are all these financial connections that you worked, connecting the dots on long before the 28 pages were ever released. Did the 28 pages tell you anything that you didn't already know? Russ : They didn't tell us and we didn't know they confirm that we are on the right path. Also, it was very interesting that after all these years when they finally released them, they did the trick of releasing on a Friday. You know Friday was a holiday weekend, three-day weekend, or something. When they released it, it's still heavily redacted and so you can't read a lot of the key things. A very interesting thing, Sen. Bob Graham, a moderate Democrat former governor of the southern state Florida who went on to be a US senator and the chairman of the US Senate intelligence committee, has been on a crusade you might say to try to get this stuff out. I think he's an honest guy and a decent and serious guy and he's spooked by the fact that his own government doesn't wanted this to come out.
The Iran Project
4 months
BEIRUT, LebanonSecretary of State John Kerry was clearly exasperated, not least at his own government. Over and over again, he complained to a small group of Syrian civilians that his diplomacy had not been backed by a serious threat of military force, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by The New York Times. 0:34 “I think you’re looking at three people, four people in the administration who have all argued for use of force, and I lost the argument.” The 40-minute discussion, on the sidelines of last week’s United Nations General Assembly in New York, provides a glimpse of Mr. Kerry’s frustration with his inability to end the Syrian crisis. He veered between voicing sympathy for the Syriansfrustration with United States policy and trying to justify it. The conversation took place days after a brief cease-fire he had spearheaded crumbled, and as his Russian counterpart rejected outright his new proposal to stop the bombing of Aleppo.
MarketingProfs
4 months
NPR News
4 months
President Barack Obama acknowledged as much Thursday in a press conference before heading home from a trip to Laos, saying "when it comes to changing Pyongyang's behavior, it's tough." "We will continue to put some of the toughest pressure North Korea has ever been under as a consequence of this behavior," Obama said. "Can I guarantee that it works? No. But it's the best option that we have available to us right now and we will continue to explore with all parties involved — including China — the means by which we can bring about a change in behavior." Early Friday, a statement from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president had been briefed on the nuclear test, and that Obama "indicated he would continue to consult our allies and partners in the days ahead to ensure provocative actions from North Korea are met with serious consequences.
NPR News
4 months
There's one thing in particular they want to get a handle on that can make asteroid movement hard to predict. It's called the Yarkovsky effect , and it goes something like this: Anything close to the sun, including Bennu, absorbs sunlight and then later releases that energy. "So it gets that energy from the sun and it pushes that energy back out," Lauretta explains. That subtle burst of energy could be enough to nudge an asteroid's path closer to Earth. "We've realized it's a dominant factor in moving the orbits of these small, sub-kilometer asteroids through the solar system," he says. Between the Yarkovsky effect and a path-bending pass by the moon in 2135, NASA estimates that Bennu has a 1-in-2,700 chance of changing its course just enough to slam into Earth sometime between 2175 and 2199. Lauretta and his colleagues want to confirm their projection so they can better predict the paths of other near-Earth objects that have a chance — however slim — of causing some serious damage to our planet.
NPR News
5 months
" Louisiana Flood Victims Aided By Members Of The 'Cajun Navy' Aug. 16, 2016 At least 13 people are known to have died in the flooding. Some 30,000 people were rescued — not just by the National Guard and official search and rescue teams, but by neighbors equipped with personal boats. The volunteer rescuers are known as the "Cajun Army," as Ryan Kailath of WWNO has reported. Now, as southern Louisiana tries to move forward, the challenge of recovering from this flood is daunting in part because the disaster caught so many people off guard. While the [National] Weather Service had predicted a high risk of serious flooding, "nobody, I think, was prepared for that much rain in that short of a time," FEMA chief Fugate said. Elsie Lazarus is overcome with emotion Thursday as she sits in her flooded living room while retrieving what she can from her home in St.
The Event Chronicle
5 months
His web-site is: http://2012portal.blogspot.com DOV for our theme song Voices of the World Danell for her transcription expertise Aaron and Max on sound Untwine for modulation and editing Eduardo and Dane behind the scenes and My biggest thank you is to Megan and Debra this month who have helped me considerably with the questions. So much so that I have enough for next time. And all of our wonderful listeners. And remember always, we are all voices of the world. Plea for funds for Malawi & July Interview There is a desperate situation going on in Malawi, Africa as I speak. For more than a year I have been writing to 2 young Malawian men who are non-denominational traveling ministers. It takes them three years to make return visits to other villages. They have told me about a serious drought in their land currently. There are 8.5 million people in Malawi that are starving right now.
The Huffington Post
6 months
Many Obama admirers think only someone of his oratorical skills and unique bi-racial background could attempt such a challenging assignment. Rich, however, is unmoved, thinking it very inappropriate to discuss Black Lives Matter and shootings by police at a solemn service about shootings of police. Lamarche then condemns Rudy Giuliani's remarks calling BLM protestors "inherently racist" for focusing on only "black lives." Gara recalls a friend saying that while all houses matter, if yours is burning down that should probably be the one fire fighters immediately focus on. Rich then questions statistics about whether there's a serious problem at all of racial bias in law endorsement, which Gara dismisses by citing the overwhelming weight of policing studies as well as Tim Scott's own problems "driving while black" though a U. S. Senator. The Host repeats something he heard a black female police officer say on television this week: "I think blue lives matter.
The Huffington Post
7 months
NPR News
7 months
The Huffington Post
7 months
" Frum views this from his own personal perspective: "I'm a target of her speech. If we look at a brick and plate glass window, do I want someone to throw the brick when I'll have to pay to clean up the glass? America has a lot more to lose from a bad president than a gain from a good one." Shrum suggests that Clinton also needs a positive vision for her candidacy so that people can trust her as running "for a reason beyond just herself." Then a consensus: a cumulative shift this week based on corroborating events that'll likely result in a 5-10 point Clinton win. First -- beyond Hillary's haymaker -- they agree that, like Bain Capital to Romney, his Trump U. problem exposes an Achilles heel that proves him to be a "con man" (Romney) and "Cheating Donald" (Nader). Second, Trump's unhinged comments that a federal judge of Latino descent cannot fairly hear the Trump University case confirmed his explicit racism and disdain for the rule-of-law Third, his presser attacking the media for questioning his Veterans donations seemed to spark a change from treating him as an entertaining joke to a serious threat to our governing system, especially after he called journalists "disgusting, disgraceful, sleazy.
The Canary
8 months
Austrias far-right Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer has just lost their presidential election by just 0.4%. Awaiting the final postal votes after a 50% exit poll tie, political pundits were predicting that Hofer would be the first far-right leader to gain power since the EU was formed. Nonetheless, Hofer is just the latest of several far-right candidates to gain serious traction... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
Max Keizer
8 months