TYT YouTube
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McCain’s plan would pay for more troops for the Army and Marine Corps, more ships for the Navy and more planes for the Air Force. But it would require caps on defense spending to be overturned, an action that has eluded Congress since such caps were enacted in 2011 and that fiscal conservatives are expected to continue pushing against. Combined with a projected $60 billion for a war fund known as the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account, McCain’s plan would bring next year’s defense budget to a total of $700 billion. And over five years, the plan would add $430 billion more than current projections, bringing the defense budget to $800 billion in fiscal 2022. For the Navy, McCain calls the plans to increase the fleet to 355 ships from 274 by 2022unrealistic.” But, he said, the Navy could by 59 ships in that timeframe; including five fast attack submarines, five fleet oilers, three destroyers, two amphibious ships, two undersea surveillance ships and one aircraft carrier.
TYT YouTube
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Universe Today
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Next, set the time span of your Moon transit search (up to one month from the current date) and then how far you're willing to drive to see the ISS fly in front of the Moon. When you click Calculate , you'll get a list of events with little diagrams showing where the ISS will pass in relation to the Moon and sun (yes, the calculator also does solar disk crossings!) from your location. Notice that most of the passes will be near misses. However, if you click on the Show on Map link, you'll get a ground track of exactly where you will need to travel to see it squarely cross Moon or Sun. A beautiful ISS transit on June 19 2015 recorded at Biscarrosse, France. The photographer used CalSky, another excellent satellite site, to prepare a week in advance of the event. This composite image was made with a Canon EOS 60D. Notice how bright the space station appears against the moon due to the lower-angled lighting across the lunar landscape at crescent phase compared to full, when the ISS appears in silhouette.
RT YouTube
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Al Jazeera
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She started her career as a social worker, but in 2003 she joined the then newly formed party "Change". Under Macri's party leadership, she won local elections and became a member of the Buenos Aires Senate. The Macri administration has now been in office a year. Has the new leadership done what it promised? Has the legacy of the Kirchner's been dealt with? Is the economy back on track? This week, we discuss the challenges the new Government has faced and what the country should expect in 2017. Argentina's Vice President Gabriela Michetti talks to Al Jazeera. The current government faces a significant challenge with the Argentinean economy. The international community has lauded the Macri administration on its plans to save the country from its economic dire straits but within Argentina, many are convinced that the government has put into play a resolution that favours only the elite and businessmen.
Mashable
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The Huffington Post
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PAINTER: And when George Wallace made such a success in 1968, and then into the early 1970s -- hey, there are really votes here. So 1968 and Richard Nixon's Southern strategy -- a purposeful harnessing of white supremacists' assumptions and beliefs. One of the strengths of Donald Trump is that he has had so many Republican officeholders endorsing him. If the Southern strategy had not been such an important current in current Republican ideology, those officeholders would have said, no, no, no, no, no, no -- this person is terrible. KLINKNER: I think in the last couple of decades, we have been sort of building to this moment. There was a backlash by many whites against the civil rights movement, who were upset about the changing status of African-Americans. Adding to that were fears about immigration and changing the demographic character of the United States.
PinkNews
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Ellen Page has taken the inauguration day as any other as she confronted a homophobic preacher during Trump's swearing in ceremony on the streets of Washington DC.
Forex News DailyFX
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The past week has been a good one for the British Pound, which climbed on UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech and then held steady. Despite earlier market concerns about a “hard Brexit” – which is precisely what’s likely to happen – the end of uncertainty gave the UK currency a boost. That sent the FTSE 100 index of leading London-listed shares lower. They backed off after their recent record run of record highs as the inverse correlation between GBPUSD and the FTSE 100 remained firmly in place. Elsewhere, EURUSD rose modestly even though European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said he saw Euro-Zone interest rates at their current or lower levels for an extended period of time. As for the week ahead, that’s likely to be dominated by any policy announcements from the new US President Donald Trump. If he carries out the plans to boost spending and cut taxes that he talked of in his election campaign, that’s likely to provoke a response from the Federal Reserve.
The Huffington Post
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3 The qualities that make good code are agreed upon...efficient use of resources, easy to use, simple to understand, easy to read and maintain. But code involves hard tradeoffs...fast, good, or cheap? Pick any two. What actually is good code is partly subjective. People get into religious wars about methodologies and languages ...agile vs. extreme...functional vs. object-oriented, etc. Premature optimization is the root of all evil . Government changes very slowly, tech changes very rapidly. So any optimization in government, i.e. writing really detailed regs applicable to the current state of technology and the economy, is generally a premature optimization. Therefore government is the root of all evil? Well anywhere there's something really wrong it's probably a government failure, by definition. But it's a catch-22, you don't optimize, government is bad; you optimize, and eventually you end up in an unplanned-for situation where the optimization makes things worse.
EVO
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They aren't the only Italian supercars on sale at the Arizona auction, and they aren't the only ones expected to cross into seven-figure sums either. On the Lamborghini side there's an example of the rare Reventón from 2008. The Murcielago-based, stealth bomber-inspired Reventón cost around $1.5m at launch and when it crosses the block it's estimated to make $1m-$1.4m. Image 5 of 14 Image 5 of 14 Another black Lamborghini will make slightly less, but is arguably even more striking than the newer car - a 1979 Countach LP400 S Series I. It's up with an estimate of $600k-$700k and is one of only 50 Series I cars produced. Originally sold with a coat of Blu Acapulco paintwork, it's hard to imagine any colour suiting it more than the current black, and it sits on the original gold-painted wheels. It's been with the last owner a remarkable 22 years.
Mirrorspectrum
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Back in the 30s in the USSR under the capital began to build a system of underground structures including bunkers (some of which was placed next to the Metropolitan Municipal Institute), an underground highway and railway branch, part of the overall system was, and Capital Metro. This system is referred to as “Metro-2”. According to her Russian elite had a few Minutka be evacuated beyond the town, in the event of war. In the coming improved this system works in the current time of the buildings abandoned, on the other there is no clear data. The depth of — 50-200 meters. Such structures have a Pyongyang, Beijing, Washington.
The Star Online
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DW
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US expats in Berlin talk about their current feelings about their homeland and their views on the upcoming Trump presidency. For more go to http://www.dw.com/lifestyle
TYT YouTube
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YourNewsWire
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WhoWhatWhy
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Only thus shall we remain, despite every provocation, on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment. Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defenses; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research—these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel. But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: The need to maintain balance in and among national programsbalance between the private and the public economy, balance between the cost and hoped for advantagebalance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable; balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual; balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future.
Android Police
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A new version of Google Photos hit late yesterday, bringing the current version to 2.7. At first glance, it's hard not to notice there are fewer items in the navigation drawer, but not much else seems to have changed for regular use of the app. Digging a bit deeper reveals a neat Easter egg that's all about the love, and a hint that Photos will soon allow users to edit the timestamp on a photo. Read More Google Photos 2.7 tidies up the navigation drawer, adds a loving Easter egg, and sets up for timestamp editing [APK Teardown + Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
RT Russian Sport
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Hackaday
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For example, suppose you had ten AND gates made like the one above. If you want to OR the outputs together, you just connect the output wires. Any one (or more) AND gates triggering will drive the output high. Or, you could let ground be a 1 and float highs. This has the advantage of working better with ICs and other circuits that can sink more current than they can source. Then the relay coils are always hooked up to the positive supply and you need the ground to complete the circuit. There are other tricks you can use. Diodes can handle some simple logic functions, although this may be considered cheating if you are trying to make a true relay computer. Resistors can convert normal relays into latching relays, as can extra contacts. If you do make both logic levels actual voltages, you can play tricks with feeding both sides of the coil. This makes a great XOR circuit think about it .
EVO
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They aren't the only Italian supercars on sale at the Arizona auction, and they aren't the only ones expected to cross into seven-figure sums either. On the Lamborghini side there's an example of the rare Reventón from 2008. The Murcielago-based, stealth bomber-inspired Reventón cost around $1.5m at launch and when it crosses the block it's estimated to make $1m-$1.4m. Image 5 of 14 Image 5 of 14 Another black Lamborghini will make slightly less, but is arguably even more striking than the newer car - a 1979 Countach LP400 S Series I. It's up with an estimate of $600k-$700k and is one of only 50 Series I cars produced. Originally sold with a coat of Blu Acapulco paintwork, it's hard to imagine any colour suiting it more than the current black, and it sits on the original gold-painted wheels. It's been with the last owner a remarkable 22 years.
Proactive Investors USA
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On iclaprim’s comparison to vancomycin… “Iclaprim has been compared to vancomycin in two Phase II trials and looks really effective compared to vancomycin, so we are very confident for our Phase III programme that we have just embarked upon.” On the trial’s progress… “I think it is great news for investors because it keeps us on track with what we have been promising to get the trials underway and to complete them in the second half of 2017.” What the broker says Northland Capital has a price target 114p, versus a current share price in London of around 25p. “Iclaprim is set to fill a major market void in the wake of a global public health crisis driven by rampant antibiotic resistance,” said Northland Capital analyst Vadim Alexandre in a note to clients. “Completing a NASDAQ listing represents another milestone for Motif,” he added. Recently, the company added someone with strong experience in private and public healthcare companies in the US with the appointment of Robert Dickey as its new chief financial officer.
21stCenturyWire
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Under-Secretary-General Gallach welcomed RT's addition to the UN's in-house network, The UN in-house television network is viewed by UN staff members, delegates and visiting officials. It is home to a diverse range of news broadcasting networks from around the world and in different languages, and today welcome the newest member to the network. In an earlier press statement, RT head Alexey Nikolov said, Today, in the era of sweeping, global political changes, it is more important than ever to consider different points of view – to compare them, to draw independent conclusions. In just 11 years, RT has won worldwide acclaim as a go-to source for alternative perspectives on current events. The diversity of views and stories that we represent is the embodiment of the fundamental principles of the Organization. We are pleased that the voice of RT will now be heard at UN level”.
Adweek
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Its not like a few years ago, where we didnt have that portfolio of all the slate of dramas and the comedies that we have. Were working with a lot of big talent show that we never did before. And we view all of that in a big portfolio. Crackle, which has an average monthly U.S. audience of 18 million, said that while Comedians in Cars had long been the top performing title on the site, it was surpassed by StartUp, which premiered in September. And the services original film Mad Families, which stars Charlie Sheen and premiered last week, is also outperforming the current season of Comedians. So while Seinfelds show remains Crackles best-known title, its no longer its most popular one. Heres the rest of Adweeks conversation with Berger, who laid out Crackles vision for 2017one that no longer includes Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: The streaming world has changed so much in the past year.