The Huffington Post
6 minutes
I wrote in the past that most of the country, about two-thirds, would reject Trump and vote against him. I was naive and wrong. I think that eventually, as Trump fails, many will fall off. Probably only that third of the country, like barnacles, will continue to support him. Most of the country cannot. I was wrong. Eventually I may end up being right, most of the country may reject Trump, but I was wildly wrong in the shorter-term. Donald Trump is an exceedingly dangerous individual now. No doubts. We all need to wake up. I will be wrong again. For sure. You too. But Putin is our enemy and Trump appears to be his lackey. We should all watch very closely. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
The Event Chronicle
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Now let's go back to 1957 to examine our first case example: This entire document can be seen here in PDF. Although the operation here seems benign, the controlling of a client-state assets can be key in acheiving whatever goals set out, whether intelligence goals or economic ones. In the case of Egypt, part of the non-aligned' movement during the post WW2 and Cold War period, in question was mostly their dealings with the Sino-Soviet Bloc, not their internal problems per se. This is interesting as it follows a theme relevant today, that of blocking Russia's economic success in order to gain a global advantage politically. As explained in this groundbreaking book exposing the CIAs banking operations, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, the CIA has a simple plan to control the wealth of a nation, first sending in the economists' offering loans and various economic incentives if that doesn't work they send in the jackals' or CIA hitsquad and finally, when all else fails, they bomb the country into oblivion.
The Washington Times - Football
an hour
There's a lot of things New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can do well. Speaking German is not one of them. Teammate Sebastian Vollmer, the German-born offensive tackle, quizzed Brady in a German lesson, showing him a clip of one of his own plays described by German announcers. And even ...
TIME - Top Stories
2 hours
Its an old story: a wise man walks into the kingdom of an angry and mistrustful king and says, Go out and find me one truly good man. The king puts on a disguise and for the next year he talks to every person he meets, not only in his own kingdom, but in all the neighboring kingdoms, and in the end he returns and reports this mythical creature, this truly good man, cannot be found. Some came close, says the king. But when I really examined them, they were, in their hearts, all bad. And so the wise man goes to the next kingdom, where the king is loving and kind, and he says, Go out and find me one truly bad man. This king, too, fails at his task. I met some people who seemed bad at first, the king says. But once I got to know them, I found that there was always some good.
Futurity
2 hours
The tail of this pulsar has a cap of emission, followed by a narrow double tail that extends almost five light years away from the star. The tails seem to tell us why' While Geminga shows pulses in the gamma ray spectrum, but is radio quiet, B0355+54 is one of the brightest radio pulsars, but fails to show gamma rays. The tails seem to tell us why that is, says Posselt, adding that the pulsars' spin axis and magnetic axis orientations influence what emissions are seen on Earth. Pulsar launches clump' as heavy as Earth's oceans According to Posselt, Geminga may have magnetic poles quite close to the top and bottom of the object, and nearly aligned spin poles, much like Earth. One of the magnetic poles of B0355+54 could directly face the Earth. Because the radio emission occurs near the site of the magnetic poles, the radio waves may point along the direction of the jets, she says.
TIME - News
2 hours
What I have found, and what is so important to me right now, he said, is that as I look at the state of the world and the state of our country and everything that is going on, it is so important that we know no matter how dark it gets, we all have to be light for each other. Watch the full speech below. Watch @IMKristenBell honor @TylerPerry with the award for Favorite Humanitarian sponsored by @Enterprise #PCAs pic.twitter.com/YeLy64sTrt People's Choice (@peopleschoice) January 19, 2017 That moment technology completely fails you. Let's hear it for @IMKristenBell handling teleprompter issues like a champ #PCAs pic.twitter.com/D1PYj1F248 CBS Television (@CBS) January 19, 2017
The Northern Echo
2 hours
COUNCILLORS turned down a proposal for new homes on the edge of a village.
BoingBoing
3 hours
Israeli author Shahak Shapira found a use for foolish and disrespectful selfies taken at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin . A newly unveiled online project calledYolocaustdelivers a stinging message for those who not only act disrespectfully at a Berlin Holocaust memorial but capture their behavior and share it with their friends on social media. The project, which debuted on Wednesday, was visited by so many Germans that the computer server hosting it crashed, according to reports in the German media, where it was covered with great interest. You only live once, but we die twice: once when the body fails, the second when we are forgotten. [Haaretz, via ]
Forbes
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Mashable
6 hours
This puppy's little legs are no match for this steep, icy driveway. In a video posted on Instagram by Brandon Mooney , tiny dog Veda adorably fails at climbing up the long drive, instead slipping back toward the edge of the street. SEE ALSO: Grooming their way to doggie Insta-glory A video posted by Brandon Mooney (@bam_607) on Jan 11, 2017 at 5:14am PST No matter how many times she falls, she gets right back up again. Let this be a lesson for all of you trying to conquer your own version of an icy driveway. [H/T: Daily Mail] Read more... BONUS: NBD, just a massive alligator out for a stroll More about Driveway , Ice , Dog , Viral Videos , and Watercooler
Bristol Post
7 hours
Around one in every 15 council houses in Bristol are failing to meet minimum standards for safety, heating, comfort and state of repair.And the total bill for bringing all the council properties up to the required standard would be £5.5 million. The news has come at a time when the council is looking to save £101 million from its budgets.According to new government figures a total of 1,864 properties owned by Bristol City Council were classed as 'non-decent' at the start of April...
Bristol Post
7 hours
Around one in every 15 council houses in Bristol are failing to meet minimum standards for safety, heating, comfort and state of repair.And the total bill for bringing all the council properties up to the required standard would be £5.5 million. The news has come at a time when the council is looking to save £101 million from its budgets.According to new government figures a total of 1,864 properties owned by Bristol City Council were classed as 'non-decent' at the start of April...
Daily Express - Style
10 hours
Daily Express - Tennis
11 hours
Sputnik International
19 hours
Europe could also be hit with negative financial and trade consequences, if the United Kingdom fails to get "a good deal" in the process of negotiating its departure from the European Union, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Wednesday.
Bristol Post
20 hours
A retired lorry driver found guilty of repeatedly groping a schoolgirl's breasts has failed in an attempt to have his conviction overturned by top judges.Lee Diamond, was handed a one-year suspended sentence at Bristol Crown Court after he was convicted of two counts of indecent assault in March 2015.But the 72-year-old, of River Street, St Jude's, was cleared of three further identical charges.The hearing today was to decide whether the jury's varied verdicts of acquittals and guilty charges...
Autocar
21 hours
Despite receiving a cosmetic and mechanical refresh, Lexus's compact executive saloon still fails to provide much driving involvement Conquering the compact executive saloon segment is the ultimate litmus test for a premium manufacturer. Not because it’s the most prestigious or exclusive class, but simply because the level of competition is so fierce. For if you can defeat competitors such as the Jaguar XE, BMW 3-Series and Audi A4, not only do you gain a rolling mass-produced advert of your technological prowess, but you also secure the loyalty of first-time premium car buyers. Yet, despite entering the UK market back in 1999 with its innovative IS, Lexus has struggled to make anything other than the faintest impression on mid-level buyers; a situation the third-generation car categorically failed to rectify. Coming without the option of a diesel engine, Lexus pitched the 2013 IS as a sporting, albeit economical (in Hybrid form at least) alternative to a sporting business saloon.
Autocar
21 hours
Despite receiving a cosmetic and mechanical refresh, Lexus's compact executive saloon still fails to provide much driving involvement Conquering the compact executive saloon segment is the ultimate litmus test for a premium manufacturer. Not because it’s the most prestigious or exclusive class, but simply because the level of competition is so fierce. For if you can defeat competitors such as the Jaguar XE, BMW 3-Series and Audi A4, not only do you gain a rolling mass-produced advert of your technological prowess, but you also secure the loyalty of first-time premium car buyers. Yet, despite entering the UK market back in 1999 with its innovative IS, Lexus has struggled to make anything other than the faintest impression on mid-level buyers; a situation the third-generation car categorically failed to rectify. Coming without the option of a diesel engine, Lexus pitched the 2013 IS as a sporting, albeit economical (in Hybrid form at least) alternative to a sporting business saloon.
BBC One Channel Islands
21 hours
It is therefore incredibly important that scrutiny should have gone through the process and looked at issues for governance purposes. And we've seen very recently what happens when governance fails. But the Treasury Minister says time was of the essence. Interest rates are predicted to move and every 0.1% increase could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds over a 40 year period. Equally, I do support the scrutiny process and it's regrettable that scrutiny weren't able to review this before now.
BBC One Channel Islands
21 hours
It is the biggest level of debt that has faced this island for generations. It is important that scrutiny and due process is followed for governance purposes and we have seen very recently what happens when governance fails. Good evening and welcome to the late news from BBC Channel Islands, I'm Charlie McArdle. Also tonight: A stronger Britain in charge of it's own laws, but how It's emerged the plan to borrow hundreds of millions of pounds to pay for Jersey's new hospital could be illegal.
Voice Of America
a day
The United States abstained from the vote, angering Israel as well as prominent Republican and Democratic lawmakers. Provoking nods from senators of both parties, Haley said the United Nations is in need of reform to make it a more effective and efficient global instrument, adding the organization “could benefit from a fresh set of eyes.” And she said the organization would be one of many arenas in which the U.S. leadership is reborn under the Trump administration. “When America fails to lead, the world becomes a dangerous place,” the Republican governor said. “And when the world becomes more dangerous, the American people become more vulnerable.” Responding to questions from senators, the governor appeared to diverge from Donald Trump on key foreign policy matters. Haley said she is a strong believer in the NATO alliance and that Russia’s annexation of Crimea must not stand.
Daily Express - Sports
a day
ABC News - Queensland
a day
Queensland Rail says it has not been able to identify the person who posted a laughing face emoji from its Twitter account during last year's rail crisis.
The Guardian
a day
Malcolm Pithers Wakefield, YorkshireTim Farron may be right about what happened in pro-remain Richmond Park; but he fails to draw the same conclusion from the Sleaford and North Hykeham byelection a week later. The same tactics used there at least enabled the Lib Dems to leapfrog Labour, but failed to dent the large pro-Brexit vote achieved by the Tories and Ukip. It will be interesting to see what tactics are employed in the upcoming Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central byelections, which also appear to be in pro-Brexit areas. Continue reading...