Mondoweiss
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Like a mother to a junkie adolescent, the mother provides the junkie with more money to buy more drugs (arms). The mother complains that the junkie doesnt listen to reason, apparently not realizing that providing more does not cause the child to be more respectful of his patron – it only proves to it, that it can get whatever it wants and do whatever it wants. So the child roams the streets and shoots down Palestinians, because it seems to cost nothing. And what if the adolescent also possesses nuclear weapons and you know that they can blow up the Middle-East if they are upset? Let’s not upset little Israel. But USA is not the only country seeking to be Israel’s mother. Being Israel’s mother apparently offers political gain. Theresa May merely has to declare herself a passionate friend of Israel at the Conservative Friends of Israel annual business lunch (almost all Tories are members of CFI), call it a “thriving democracy”, a “beacon of tolerance”, “an engine of enterprise and an example to the rest of the world…a country where people of all religions and sexualities are free and equal in the eyes of the law – and then you’re in.
Channel 4
2 minutes
He maintained by and large his bipartisan critique of the neoliberal policy consensus. He didn't say how he was going to achieve any of the things he did say. Heap -- that's true, and he didn't do that in the campaign either. Its success has come through offering a new critique of both parties and how they have both cooperated in maintaining a failed policy consensus.
Channel 4
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It's not a speech that schoolchildren will be studying in 20 years for its rhetoric or anything like that, but it did accomplish an important goal, that he showed supporters he hasn't wavered from his positions during the campaign.
Channel 4
4 minutes
With me now, Julius Krein, editor of American Affairs - a new magazine backing Trumpism. And the English writer and New York Magazine's contributing editor Andrew Sullivan, who urged Americans not to vote for Donald Trump. Putting some intellectual backbone into Trumpism, which I think is your ambition, there wasn't much of that in the speech today, was there? No, I agree.
The Points Guy
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Digital Trends
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Channel 4
6 minutes
What will you look for in four years' time, if indeed he seeks re-election. How tough will you be on him? I do believe that because he isn't a politician, he does know how to create jobs, he isn't a person that's been the political system all his life like most of our politicians, so that's why I believe he can do what he needs to do.
BBC Two England
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Wouldn't that be something special? I think he's just OK. I thought he was going to leave a red to the right corner but he has gone far enough. To keep it safe.
Channel 4
7 minutes
How important is it that the nation comes together? What we see on the streets is frankly a lot of division between Trump supporters, and those who don't like him. It's greatly important. The sad part is I think no matter what he does there's always going to be a separation, even if he does everything he says, there as I was going to be a side that doesn't want to believe.
Nottingham Evening Post
7 minutes
Defender Eric Lichaj says he hopes the planned protest by a group of Nottingham Forest fans against owner Fawaz Al Hasawi doesn't get too rowdy.Some supporters are aiming to make their feelings about Al Hasawi's running of the club known by demonstrating before tomorrow's home game against Bristol City.Lichaj insists it is not something which will affect the Reds players as they focus purely on the football.But after his wife, Kat, was contacted by a fan worried about taking her son...
BBC News 24
8 minutes
They took down something on climate accord, they took something down on LGBT writes. The Labor Department, we're also guessing words, they want to fund a new muscle defends system to defend the US against possible Iranian or North Korean muscles. There is talk about funding the wall. There have been funding appropriations for funding the wall to bypass Congress, to use that to pay for the wall. I think what the Trump administration appears to be trying to do is to find ways to take action that don't require direct the long, grinding process of legislation, finding ways to do things very quickly.
Channel 4
9 minutes
There's very little carnage on the streets of America. I wouldn't say that. I think that we do have some problems here. There's people that need help and I think he's going to improve the education system, and that's been greatly needed as well. But that's not carnage, is it? Perhaps not.
Channel 4
10 minutes
I think he'll make a big difference and make America great again. Everyone says he will make America a great again, that line has been downloaded into your DNA. But what does it actually mean? This is a great country, isn't it? It is a great country but we have strayed from our roots and I think we will come back around, like he said. We will become number one, take care of ourselves first, then go out and help others. When Trump spoke today about the carnage on the streets of America, he's exaggerating.
Digital Trends
11 minutes
BBC News 24
11 minutes
What we're sing at the moment, is that the level of hyper partisanship, is really unprecedented. Senators in Capitol Hill and house lawmakers used to get on with each other despite the parts and differences, but we don't get that to the same extent any more.
Variety
12 minutes
Channel 4
13 minutes
Let's talk to Jew trumps that porters, to raise from Arizona and -- lets talk to two Trump supporters, Teresa from Arizona and Phil. Have you been to inauguration before? No. This was a big deal for you? It was a big deal. A friend wanted us to come and supported us. I don't think of you two as natural political bedfellows when I look at you both.
West Briton
13 minutes
The owner of two world-famous Cornish pasty shops has said he intends to sell the business and retire after 27 years trading from the high street. Brian Shore, 68, of Horse and Jockey Bakery in Helston and Porthleven, said the business had been put up for sale. It is on the market with agents Stratton Creber Commercial for £320,000. Mr Shore said: I am 68 now. I don't want to be getting up at 4 o'clock in the morning when I am 70. It's time for me to go. I want to retire...
The Points Guy
13 minutes
Getting $1,399 in value from this status level is a long shot, so your ~$1,400 is better spent on flights — or something else altogether. What was your United status purchase offer? H/T: Eric L.
South China Morning Post
17 minutes
If she was thinking it should have been her, she certainly didnt show it. Hillary Clinton stood stoic on Friday as the man she defeated by 2.9 million votes took the oath of office. She was steadfast, just as she had been in the presidential debates where the soon-to-be victor, Donald J Trump, threatened repeatedly to jail her. She was not rattled as chants of lock her up emanated from the crowd below the inauguration podium, and betrayed no emotion as Trump, who defeated...
Techradar
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Fitbit is one of the worlds most successful and recognizable fitness tracker brand, and for good reason. The company makes good products, which in turn means that finding Fitbit deals a rather rare occurrence. Thankfully, they do exist and weve had our collective noses to the ground in search of the lowest prices for Fitbits range of wearables. If youre in need of a healthy change, start here to find your match. One of Fitbit's latest wearables is an update to one of its oldest: the Fitbit Flex . The new and improved Fitbit Flex 2 doesn't do a whole lot to change the familiar look, but the innards have been refreshed to make this the one worth buying over the original. It's smaller, more fashionable, and most importantly, it's water-resistant, which is a first for Fitbit. The lack of a screen might be a bother for some, but if you can adjust, this fitness tracker compensates by being remarkably low-profile.
Carscoops
17 minutes
If youre any sort of Mercedes W124 enthusiast, getting your hands on this Koenig could be quite a rare achievement, since there arent that many of them out there, and especially not here in the States. Read more »
BBC News 24
18 minutes
We saw protests in the end of the contestants election, the Florida recount for President Bush's first-term. We didn't see scenes like this, however. We didn't see the kind of violence and attacks on property. People wearing balaclavas, things like that. This is new. It does speak of this polarised nation. The United States of America at the moment sounds like an oxymoron.
TIME - Top Stories
18 minutes
We have made other country's rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated... [T]he wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their arms and redistributed all across the world. In sentence after sentence, Trump's address underscored a world view grounded by the belief that U.S. foreign and domestic policy is, and must, operate as a zero-sum game: either the world wins or American wins. It cannot be both. Read More: Full Transcript of Trump's Inauguration Speech Trump's solution to the dystopia he so powerfully describes is protectionism, both economic and military. We are assembled here today issuing a new decree to be heard in every city in every foreign capital and in every hall of power: from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land, he announced. From this day forward, its going to be only America First.