FORUM: Off-Topic Discussion Thread (Non-Nuclear Issues) — New as of January 2017

Published: January 2nd, 2016 at 1:10 am ET
By

14,849 comments


Thread Guidelines: This off-topic discussion thread is posted to be used as a place for discussion of topics not related to Fukushima and/or nuclear issues.

Previous Off-Topic Discussion Threads (Non-Nuclear Issues) can be found here:

Published: January 2nd, 2016 at 1:10 am ET
By

14,849 comments

Related Posts

  1. FORUM: General Nuclear Issues Discussion Thread — New as of April 2016 January 1, 2016
  2. FORUM: Fukushima Webcam Discussion Thread — New as of April 2016 January 1, 2016
  3. FORUM: Upcoming meetings, gatherings, & demonstrations about energy issues September 1, 2015
  4. FORUM: Post Your Radiation Monitoring Data Here January 1, 2016
  5. FORUM: Petitions, Ballot Initiatives, Other Signature Drives (VIDEO) September 1, 2015

14,849 comments to FORUM: Off-Topic Discussion Thread (Non-Nuclear Issues) — New as of January 2017

  • hbjon hbjon

    We are so blessed to have two "in house" doctors operating here, but I'm afraid the patient has long since passed. And now we find ourselves unable to extricate ourselves from the political bricabrac. Condemned to a life of political discourse for what?


    Report comment

  • razzz razzz

    'Press is Trying to Create a Stock Market Crash to Get Rid of Trump'

    "…We are in an all out civil war in the newspapers and TV to get rid of Trump to protect the status quo. CNN broadcasts virtually nothing but Trump impeachment constantly. This is the agenda. They are trying so hard to create a serious bear market to blame Trump and force him out of office…"
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/markets-by-sector/stock-indicies/press-is-trying-to-create-a-stock-market-crash-to-get-rid-of-trump/


    Report comment

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump
    May 17, 2017

    “KIEV, Ukraine — A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    “’There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,’ McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

    “House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.

    “Before the conversation, McCarthy and Ryan had emerged from separate talks at the Capitol with Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladi¬mir Groysman, who had described a Kremlin tactic of financing populist politicians to undercut Eastern European democratic institutions.

    “News had just broken the day before in The Washington Post that Russian government hackers had penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee, prompting McCarthy to shift the conversation from Russian meddling in Europe to events closer to home.


    Report comment

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      “Some of the lawmakers laughed at McCarthy’s comment. Then McCarthy quickly added: ‘Swear to God.’

      “Ryan instructed his Republican lieutenants to keep the conversation private, saying: ‘No leaks. . . . This is how we know we’re a real family here.’

      “The remarks remained secret for nearly a year.

      [Read the transcript of the conversation among GOP leaders obtained by The Post
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/apps/g/page/national/read-the-transcript-of-the-conversation-among-gop-leaders-obtained-by-the-post/2209/ ]…”

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-majority-leader-to-colleagues-in-2016-i-think-putin-pays-trump/2017/05/17/515f6f8a-3aff-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html


      Report comment

      • WaPo, really? The home of fake news? You might as well give yourself electroshock therapy or something, they are shameful.


        Report comment

        • So who has the 'truth', and who is fair and balanced, Stock?

          If Washington Post is 'fake news', who is the real deal, that everyone should listen to and watch?

          Eagerly awaiting your answer.


          Report comment

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            I'll chime in; everybody thinks they have the truth, but nobody does. Yet nobody believes this, so convinced that they have the truth.

            Its luck if you stumble upon it. Nobody knows politics unless you are directly in it, and even then you dont because of all the back door shenanigans. The first lesson is right vs left is part of the chicanery…which has no end. When every word is rhetoric, why believe ANY of it?

            Even Noam Chomsky…an absolutely phenomenal mind and information library…nobody can successfully argue with him. And yet, he totally missed the world trade center demolition…and its SO, so obvious.

            The smartest thing anyone can say is "well, Im not sure"


            Report comment

          • doc there is no single source of "real news" (unless of course you want to include Nukepro, but even I get it wrong sometimes, lol).

            An adequate about of cross checking, getting back to the raw data where possible, reading exactly what someone said, rather than reading what someone else said someone said, intuition, and a the straight face and smell check are all necessary these days.


            Report comment

        • DUDe DUDe

          https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.sg/2017/05/summary-of-status-quo-correctly.html

          Why the difference ?..Right-wing is "Liberty-Oriented"..Left-wing is just left-wing media lies..???

          …deliberately published fake news, then whipped it all into a “media circle jerk” frenzy where the same false stories are repeated across the ‘net, all hyped up by Facebook’s selective oppression of liberty-oriented news so that left-wing media lies are more easily shared.

          And connected to that good video plea for more "humanity" in humanity..now forever rendered worthless as a tool for the left-wing lying criminals.."protecting their own ass from "revolution" covered up by doing something good"..riiight..

          "..Those without means are struggling so much it is difficult to organize. Hence the massive increase in food stamp handouts and government housing…basically to prevent mass protests and even revolution. It is a "safety net", for many criminals at the top. "

          First and foremost its a safetynet for those that needs it the most..the vulnerable..How about a well thought out cap on richness..stock ? Then the mass would not need to be infintely drained of all life-blood..

          Right after your "selfsacrificing hero on the barbwire" gave himself a nice "cut" , no not barbwire but a taxcut , by kicking people who need it most out of their last protection..
          Btw , as far as i know..narcissist's in general will not harm themselves for the greater good of others…


          Report comment

          • DUDe DUDe

            ..especially not unseen lol

            Tell Me stock..how is that famous swampdraining supposed to work from here on..i need a bit of help seeing all the good he can , has and will do if giving a chance..and while your ad it..tell me what you think a drained swamp should look..

            I'm not impressed by how he used the chance so far..enlighten me..


            Report comment

            • DUDe, i know that you know that the USA has been intentionally weakened in a number of ways. NAFTA trade agreement, Paris Climate, TPP, invasion by illegals, capture of media and propaganda, promotion of the 'slave class' mentality, denigration of the American male as feckless idiots that don't deserve any respect, denigration of Christian holidays and christians, gender confusion, plundering of USA wealth through multinational corporation tax fraud (it is that), and a few dozen other ways of which many are a well targeted plan to weaken American. These plots do more than just weaken America, they also destroy the economics of America.

              Creating the 46 million on food stamps. These are easy votes to buy, easy minds to sway with propaganda. Who are the people watching TV? That is what the evil powers that be want.

              Anything that takes us away from / extracts us from these negatives will be a benefit. And Trump is actually making some headway, even though being viciously attacked, and sometime these attacks are pure fabricated stories.

              This should be a tell. I realize there are many people out there who just hate the Trump. But to turn off your mind and your ability to see what is happening, because it feeds into your pre-ordanied perspective is horrible, because the nature of attacks, and who is doing them exposes the beast itself.

              And now the beast is desperate, and the beast is showing itself in the limelight, and the beast is the…


              Report comment

              • most important problem. And the 99% will suffer for as far into the future as I can see unless the beast is slapped back into a much smaller role.

                Failure to recognize and correctly identify the enemy is the worst and clearest path to a huge loss.


                Report comment

                • DUDe DUDe

                  stock..thats some of the purest emotion triggering neuro-linguistic party programming right here..and i believe its the forth time in a row you lead in with you/we know what "i know"..just explain your truth , if you have it or not..those manipulations should not be there..it only shows that truth is not the main priority but winning the conversation..thus creating distrust..

                  "..And Trump is actually making some headway.."

                  Really..? Saying Trump is making headway is sort of like saying the Earth is cooling.. I ask again..HOW ? What Headway ? For the future culling of the poor ? Bomb Syria ? Moving the embassy to Jeruzalem ? I notice you suddenly have not mentioned the zionist problem anymore..maybe that's why you tried to pull a conversation with me but away from my original post's..where i mentioned it..because it would be too hard trying to dispute that Trump is cozing up to Israel big time..

                  "..and sometime these attacks are pure fabricated stories.." Exactly ! ..SOMETIMES..i rest my case..

                  "..But to turn off your mind and your ability to see what is happening, because it feeds into your pre-ordanied perspective is horrible.."

                  Exactly stock !

                  "..Failure to recognize and correctly identify the enemy is the worst and clearest path to a huge loss.."

                  Exactly stock ! Soo..if you know this..why are you so hardcore stubborn in the wrong and projecting lol


                  Report comment

                  • written by someone else, but try this

                    * Illegal immigration down 73%
                    * Record low unemployment
                    * M-13 gangs being arrested around country
                    * 4.0% GDP
                    * Hardest working President ever? Already hosted/met with several world leaders and leaders in the business communities


                    Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      1. Illegal immigration down 73%, relative to? You understand much of your country's history involves not only would would be called illegal immigrants settling, but even worse, slavery (a very commercialized form of acceptable illegal emigration and immigration).

                      2. So, everybody suddenly got jobs in the last few months? That must've been just Trump's doing, I mean, let's consider what he's actually implemented in terms of job creation. I can come up with basically no examples though, help me out with that?

                      3. "In 2005 the office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started Operation Community Shield. By 2011 this operation had made over 20,000 arrests, including more than 3,000 arrests of alleged MS-13 members.[17]"

                      4. This probably ties into the 2nd point, so, surely that is purely the result of Trump's actions, but yet again, I fail to find actual examples. Ah well, may as well ride on sentimental rhetoric.

                      5. So basically, he's been parading and doing deals with assholes.


                      Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/gdp-growth-annual/forecast

                      That doesn't look like 4%, besides, the trend was slightly up before Trump became president and as far as I know, he hasn't even been in office for one single year to even get an inkling of an idea of GDP with Trump as president. But hey, details.


                      Report comment

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      I have to admit there is one thing i found "charming" recently lol..and that is the talks about arming the koerds..because i like them..and it must annoy would-be despot erdogan mucho..something i can only propose..dunno if its smart from a world history evolving point of view tho..


                      Report comment

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      95 million people are still out of the labor force..take a drive between 1pm and 3pm on any local highway and it will be bumper to bumper..no one is working.. and baby boomers are now leaving the work force in groves.

                      Me thinks Oz's Wizard is very hard at work creating illusions! :)


                      Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      DUDe, I seem to have an affinity for ancient persia. Dunno about their modern society though.

                      "As of July 2007, the Kurdish government solicited foreign companies to invest in 40 new oil sites, with the hope of increasing regional oil production over the following 5 years by a factor of five, to about 1 million barrels per day (160,000 m3/d).[80] Gas and associated gas reserves are in excess of 2,800 km3 (100×1012 cu ft). Notable companies active in Kurdistan include Exxon, Total, Chevron, Talisman Energy, Genel Energy, Hunt Oil, Gulf Keystone Petroleum, and Marathon Oil.[81]"

                      Oh really? But still, I wonder why big oil and the military industrial complex, governments would be imposing on the region.


                      Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      Obe, http://usdebtclock.org/

                      How accurate is that? I mean it obviously doesn't mention some unfunded contracts.

                      Manufacturing jobs, 12 mil vs about double that for government employment. Think about that, ~1/7, officially work for government.
                      Unions are often somewhat shady too, obviously corporations too. So actually that ratio is probably quite different.


                      Report comment

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      You see it and just think.. more robots are coming.. soon.

                      Yet.. the spew is the spew..the world is changing very quickly and we need to let everyone know the truth about that coming change.


                      Report comment

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Dunno much about it Frank , i like them because they are underdogs..and i once knew a koerd while he was in my country to make a bit of money and then go back , give it to his family and probably get killed..he was a very friendly , calm and bright personality..and obviously brave and principled behind my comprehension capabilities..i had a litle financial problem i mentioned without thinking about it and he immediatly offered me some of the money he was busting his back for..i knew his story so i refused in shock..but never forgot..


                      Report comment

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      This guy sees it too! :)

                      Pay a universal income because robots will take all our jobs, says Elon Musk
                      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/11/07/elon-musk-pay-a-universal-income-because-robots-will-take-all-ou/

                      Me thinks this does not sound anything like capitalism…Chuckles!


                      Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      Well, if you call corporate slavery and religious/cultist tendencies associated with it, in a sort of "socialist" bastardization in conflating liberty and capitalism…

                      So Elon Musk is saying:

                      "I'm selling crap, it requires slave labour, leaves radioactive wastelands, I get subsidized by the US government, I support AI development and cyborg implants but you should fear AI and cyborgs though embrace my AI to counter the cyborgs and AI, seriously, I'm not projecting"

                      Have you guys noticed the zealotry of fans in corporate culture lately? Those are still really shitty religious beliefs.


                      Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      Sorry meant to typr *conflating liberty with "capitalism"


                      Report comment

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      Oh My!

                      Deals! Deals! Deals!

                      Anyone see any problems in any images?

                      Trump's first overseas speech is expected to frame the global fight against ISIS and other Islamist terror groups as a 'battle between good and evil' – but early drafts suggest he will not use the phrase 'radical Islamic terrorism.'
                      He will also call on leaders in the Middle East to 'drive out terrorists from your places of worship.'
                      Signs of American caution are everywhere as the president who once campaigned on the strength of excluding Muslims from the U.S. ventured into the nation whose king partners in construction with the Bin Laden Group.

                      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4524666/Donald-Trump-lands-Saudi-Arabia-big-foreign-trip.html#ixzz4hcy6LRpT
                      Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


                      Report comment

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      Oh My!

                      Residents at one of the world's largest centres of Tibetan Buddhism have been evicted and their homes have been destroyed in a bid to cut the area's population in half.

                      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4522044/China-conducts-demolitions-Tibetan-Buddhist-study-site.html#ixzz4hd4Y9Qhx
                      Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


                      Report comment

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      A world full of slave stock and not sure I can take all the spew coming over the news channels..programming has never been better.

                      They will tell one exactly what to think about the importance of arms running..and why it so important for us.

                      Saudi Arabia has free healthcare and lots of other free things..at least they take care of their trapped brain washed by law human livestock.

                      The world stage is on fire! Follow the money! 110 billion!


                      Report comment

  • SadieDog

    If you were distracted by a times square hoax today you might have missed this. "The United States military has carried out an airstrike against pro-Assad forces in Syria. This is the second strike against the Assad regime since President Trump took office in January."

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2017/05/18/us-bombs-syria-n2328798


    Report comment

  • SadieDog

    Help. My old iPad won't let me scroll on this Hanford PDF. Newsers?
    http://www.hanford.gov/files.cfm/EOC_Event_Summary.pdf


    Report comment

    • SadieDog

      Stock, would you please look at this. It won't let me.


      Report comment

    • SadieDog

      Will somebody read this for me please? Anybody.


      Report comment

      • Dazy Dazy

        I cannot copy paste this document, it will take me a moment to transcribe it. Incoming soonest.


        Report comment

      • Dazy Dazy

        May 9, 9:39 am workers are being sheltered.
        10:13: Responders on scene and are reporting soil has subsided in an area approx. 20'x20 over one of the tunnels next to the Plutonium Uranium Extraction Facility also known as Purex. There is no indication of release of contamination at this point. Responders are getting closer to the area where soil has subsided for further visual inspection. The subsidence of soil was discovered by routine survellience of the area by workers. The tunnels are hundreds of feet long, with approx. 8' of soil covering them. The depth of the subsidence appears to be into the tunnel.
        10:54am: Responders report subsistance at 20'x20' over one of the tunnels next to the Uranium Plutonium Extraction Facility. No indication of a release of contamination at this point. Responders are getting closer to the area …for further visual inspection.
        The tunnels to the Purex factory are located to the east of the facility; extending south. There are two tunnels, one is approx. 360 ft. long and the other is approx. 1700 ft. long. The tunnels were used in the beginning of the 1950's to store contaminated equipment. The 20'x20' long cave-in is in an area where the two tunnels join together.
        11:13am: Crews are currently surveying the area near the tunnels for contamination. Crews are using hand surveying techniques in the outer areas of the Purex facility. At and near the end of the subsistence crews have deployed a TALON, which is a remote operated…


        Report comment

        • Dazy Dazy

          11:24am: DOE briefing facebook: facebook.com/ Hanfordsite/
          11:59am: An alert was declared at the Hanford site at approx. 8:30am. An alert is the lowest level of emergancy classification and is declared when an even is not expected to affect personal outside of the facility boundary. Later this morning the alert was expanded to a Site Level Emergency. A Site Area Emergency is declared when an event is affecting or could potentially affect personnel beyond the facility boundary but not beyond the boundary of the Hanford Site.
          12:08am: There is still no indication of a release of contamination from the hole in the PUREX tunnel. Crews continue to monitor the air in the vicinity and have not detected contamination. Hanford employees north of the Wye Barricade and outside of the 200 East Area are now being released from work early as a precaution (as of 12pm) Personnel in the 200 East area remain sheltered in-place.


          Report comment

          • Dazy Dazy

            11:24am: DOE briefing facebook: facebook.com/ Hanfordsite/
            11:59am: An alert was declared at the Hanford site at approx. 8:30am. An alert is the lowest level of emergancy classification and is declared when an even is not expected to affect personal outside of the facility boundary. Later this morning the alert was expanded to a Site Level Emergency. A Site Area Emergency is declared when an event is affecting or could potentially affect personnel beyond the facility boundary but not beyond the boundary of the Hanford Site.
            12:08am: There is still no indication of a release of contamination from the hole in the PUREX tunnel. Crews continue to monitor the air in the vicinity and have not detected contamination. Hanford employees north of the Wye Barricade and outside of the 200 East Area are now being released from work early as a precaution (as of 12pm) Personnel in the 200 East area remain sheltered in-place.

            1:35pm : Non-essential employees in the vincinity of this morning's emergency event, an area known as the 200 East Area, have been released from work early. All non-essential personnel north of the Wye Barricade have now been released from work early. Workers on the Hanford site who are not needed for essential operations are being told not to come into work tonight, as officials address a partial cave-in of a tunnel near a facility in the center of the site that was discovered this morning. Workers considered essential for site operations are being told to…


            Report comment

            • Dazy Dazy

              forgive dupe copy, dunno why that happened, continuing to transcribe:


              Report comment

            • Dazy Dazy

              1:35pm : Non-essential employees in the vincinity of this morning's emergency event, an area known as the 200 East Area, have been released from work early. All non-essential personnel north of the Wye Barricade have now been released from work early. Workers on the Hanford site who are not needed for essential operations are being told not to come into work tonight, as officials address a partial cave-in of a tunnel near a facility in the center of the site that was discovered this morning. Workers considered essential for site operations are being told to report to work while avoiding the area of emergency.
              2:11pm just a re-post of Hanford facebook site
              2:19 pm: Swing shift workers who are not needed for essential site operations are being told not to come in tonight as officials determine how to address the cave-in. Essential workers are told to report to work but avoid the cave-in.
              The tunnel is one of two constructed during the Cold War. (See GOM's accurate description of the wood tunnels supported by concrete blocks underneath, she described them accurately according to this report). Tunnels were constructed of wood and concrete with a soil covering of approx. 8' deep.
              Official declared an emergancy for Hanford Site personnel and advised employees in the vincinity of the PUREX Plant to shelter indoors. The take cover was later expanded to Hanford Site Employees within the govt. site north of Richland, WA. As of noon most of those employees were told to…


              Report comment

              • Dazy Dazy

                2:19 pm: Swing shift workers who are not needed for essential site operations are being told not to come in tonight as officials determine how to address the cave-in. Essential workers are told to report to work but avoid the cave-in.
                The tunnel is one of two constructed during the Cold War. (See GOM's accurate description of the wood tunnels supported by concrete blocks underneath, she described them accurately according to this report). Tunnels were constructed of wood and concrete with a soil covering of approx. 8' deep.
                Official declared an emergency for Hanford Site personnel and advised employees in the vicinity of the PUREX Plant to shelter indoors. The take cover was later expanded to Hanford Site Employees within the govt. site north of Richland, WA. As of noon most of those employees were told to leave work early as a precaution. At around 1:35 the last of the employees in the vicinity of the tunnels were released from work early.
                Officials continue to monitor the air and are working on how they will fix the hole in the tunnel roof. They are looking at options that would provide a barrier between the contaminated equipment in the tunnel and the outside air that would not cause the hole in the tunnel's roof to widen.


                Report comment

                • Dazy Dazy

                  done transcribing, just reporting now:
                  The approximately 360 ft. tunnel where the collapse occurred contains 8 rail cars loaded with contaminated equipment. The hole opened up in the shorter tunnel where it joins the larger tunnel. The tunnels were sealed in the mid-1990's and checked periodically. Rail cars with contaminated equipment were loaded and sealed into the tunnels during the Cold War.


                  Report comment

                  • They state like 13,000 Curies of stuff in there, so its probably 10 times worse….think of the times…anything was permissible, they barely had a clue of the danger.


                    Report comment

                  • Dazy Dazy

                    My head may actually pop off if I continue reading. What the holy heck? So these, I wish I had another word for them than people, these supposed people can and did dispose of the most impossible waste imaginable and now we have to suck it up? I THINK NOT!! I try my best not to be angry because it doesn't solve anything but…grrr I am mad, and pretty much all the time now despite my best efforts.


                    Report comment

                  • Dazy you must type like a Banshee! good work, I hope Sadie appreciates it


                    Report comment

                  • Dazy Dazy

                    5:58p: In the 1950's and 1960's two tunnels were constructed next to a former chemical processing plant, PUREX, located near the center of the Hanford Industrial Site called the 200 Industrial Area. The tunnels were constructed of wood and concrete and covered with approximately 8 feet of soil. The tunnel were constructed to contain rail cars that wre loaded with contaminated equipment and moved to the tunnels during the cold war.
                    During a routine surveillence of the area this morning, a 20' wide hole in one of the tunnels was observerd, leading to the precautionary sheltering of employees and notification of area counties and states. After no contamination was detecteded, the shelter in place order was lifted and employees were sent home from work early as a precaution. Workers continue to monitor the area for containation as a crew continues to fill the hole with clean soil.

                    The approx. 300' tunnel where the partial collapse occured contains 8 rail cars loaded with contaminated equipement. That tunnel extends into a longer tunnel that extends hundreds more feet and contains twenty eight more rail cars loaded with contaminated equipement. The hole opened up in the shorter tunnel where it joins the longer tunnel. The tunnels were sealed in the 1990's and are checked periodically.


                    Report comment

                    • Dazy Dazy

                      9-May-2017: Latest information: Due to the emergancy at the Hanford Site today, non-essential who work north of the of the Wye Barricade are advised not to report to the graveyard shift tonight. Only essential employees need to maintain minimun safe operations are to report to work. An emergancy was delared at approximately 8:3a0m this morning. Employees at the site were adivsed to take cover for a few hours as a precaution, with non-essential employees releases at approximately 1:30 this afternoon afer no contamination was detected.


                      Report comment

  • Checkmate

    Well as I said before and will say again, "Technology is sending us back to the Stone-age to the caves.
    This worldwide hacking is causing it- Computers, cellphones, appliances next. So you will either have to pay to unlock data, but not only once but on a subscription basis. This is the beginning of the end for internet, smart grids, autos, etc.

    Now the only way this can be beat is to save your files or information on a flash drive immediately from the online computer. Then load it on an old computer that remains off line and store it there. Then when you need it- put it on a flash drive to use online.

    This will probably work for the next 5 years until they screw this up.


    Report comment

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5KAc5CoCuk
    Indila – Dernière Danse (Clip Officiel)


    Report comment

  • Sheriff Clarke Promoted To Trump Administration
    https://youtu.be/M0cStcBtikI

    Sheriff Clarke tortured a mentally ill man to death by shutting off the water in his jail cell for days until he died of thirst. At least three others have died in their cells under his “supervision," including a newborn baby. Naturally, he’s a perfect fit for the Trump administration.


    Report comment

    • Via rifjuieme His father is a member of the KKK. It doesn't get more direct than that. Also, he and his father were actively prevented blacks from renting their property. He called for the death of the Central Park Five and when they were found to be wrongfully convicted (after spending years in prison) and the real rapist came forward, he said the city shouldn't give them money because "they weren't angels". He kept up the rumour that Obama was not born in America. Unlike you, we don't need Donald to come out and say he hates black people, we'll use the brain in our skulls and look at the proof that is laying in front of us."

      Got 'family values?'


      Report comment

  • Crowd Boos & Screams "F@#$ You" At Paul Ryan Over Healthcare Disaster
    https://youtu.be/ZTrBtxHrKe8


    Report comment

    • Doc, I have written some fairly cohesive comments here tonight, hoping to get you into a real discourse. Why have you gone on to a wall plastering attack?


      Report comment

      • Posting links that lead to information and FACTS.

        Anyone who does that is accused of 'wallpapering'.

        Curious how facts and truth are 'attacks'.

        It is definitely 1984 and Catch 22, where;

        Truth is attack

        Truth tellers are hated.

        SALON
        In keeping with his fascist and authoritarian beliefs, during the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump threatened to sue members of the news media he did not like, offered conspiracy theories that “the media” were somehow unfairly maligning his campaign, called reporters “scum” and “disgraceful” and made reporters the objects of mockery and violence at his rallies. Trump’s white nationalist supporters and other deplorables responded in kind, yelling the Nazi chant “Lügenpresse” and “Jew-S-A” in roaring approval during his campaign events.

        President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his war on the free press with enemies lists, a proposed expansion of slander and libel laws and threats to ban critics in the news media access to his administration. This should not be a surprise. In the United States, the Fourth Estate is supposed to serve as a guardian for democracy, a type of watchdog that helps members of the public make informed decisions and sounds the alarm on unchecked power and threats to the Constitution and the values it embodies.
        http://www.salon.com/2016/11/21/the-normalization-of-donald-trump-began-in-1984-how-george-orwells-newspeak-has-infected-the-news-media/


        Report comment

  • Rachel Maddow Show 5/18/17 FULL "PUTIN'S FIXER" WAS IN CONTACT W/TRUMP CAMPAIGN
    https://youtu.be/Pf192bx_OU0


    Report comment

  • Does this all sound like 'draining the swamp'?

    These people all sound like very dark swamp characters, dredged from the bottom, where it is especially mucky.

    Remember when Trump denied ANY contact with Russians, by ANYONE on staff of Trump?

    How is it that more and more Russian contacts keep coming out (which they claim that they 'forgot', and more of these swamp dwellers keep on surfacing, including his own Trump family members?


    Report comment

  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    Neat, I discovered some more "scientific" bullshit yesterday. You guys know VLF and how it is kinda damaging?

    Well, "clever scientists" are now trying to say that VLF actually protects the earth. Check it out: http://spaceweather.com/

    I think I'll use some rhetoric for an analogy. Cancer on the inside is beneficial, as it emits a protective cancerous shield to combat all those nasty things that would dare to harm the cancer, while the cancer goes about adapting the host in beneficial ways through mutagenic function and genetic stress.


    Report comment

    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

      Is that like the peak of human arrogance or what? "We're saving the earth" Earth don't give a shit about you dumbass.


      Report comment

    • When they speak of "radiation" here they speak of high energy electrons. And they admit they have no idea how things used to look, since the ability to observe these electric fields is pre-dated by our ability to fuck them up.

      But they are convinced that our ability to send messages via VLF right through the earth, right through the oceans….is a for sure benefit to humanity. To review–VLF is used to communicate with nuclear capable submarines so they don't have to surface.

      The hubris is not lost on me
      —————————————————–

      "Because powerful VLF transmitters have been operating since before the dawn of the Space Age, it is possible that we have never observed the radiation belts in their pristine, unperturbed state," notes the team, which includes John Foster, a colleague of Erickson at MIT and a key leader of this research, along with Dan Baker at the University of Colorado Boulder.

      Other anthropogenic effects on space weather include artificial radiation belts created by nuclear tests, high-frequency wave heating of the ionosphere, and cavities in Earth's magnetotail formed by chemical release experiments.


      Report comment

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Crazy. This "Mandela effect" talk is just so lightweight.

    I think that the whole existence on this place has changed. We don't even live in a similar place as the old days were.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2FVwbYy8jk

    There were godz in those days. Well, pretty smart dudes anyway. What they could do in the stone age…

    Probably way smarter than "scientists" we have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxgHeh9Mlrg. If nuclear power was really too cheap to meter, could we do all this. No.


    Report comment

  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    That 24/7 marketing/advertising holocaust. Trying to sell you crap…

    Don't remember if I've posted this before, it's comedy, sort of. It's also kinda true.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HT4Om6JT4


    Report comment

  • Who needs a brain, when a robot computer brain is even better? Eat your brains for breakfast and get a robot brain implant which does everything better. 50 percent off special going on now. (sarc)


    Report comment

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Because war is a business and the 'boogie man' is trying to get us ..and, and ,and..

    "WASHINGTON — On the afternoon of May 1, President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, welcomed a high-level delegation of Saudis to a gilded reception room next door to the White House and delivered a brisk pep talk: “Let’s get this done today.”

    Mr. Kushner was referring to a $100 billion-plus arms deal that the administration hoped to seal with Saudi Arabia in time to announce it during Mr. Trump’s visit to the kingdom this weekend. The two sides discussed a shopping list that included planes, ships and precision-guided bombs. Then an American official raised the idea of the Saudis’ buying a sophisticated radar system designed to shoot down ballistic missiles.
    Sensing that the cost might be a problem, several administration officials said, Mr. Kushner picked up the phone and called Marillyn A. Hewson — the chief executive of Lockheed Martin, which makes the radar system — and asked her whether she could cut the price. As his guests watched slack-jawed, Ms. Hewson told him she would look into it, officials said"

    $110 Billion Weapons Sale to Saudis Has Kushner’s Personal Touch

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/dollar110-billion-weapons-sale-to-saudis-has-kushner%E2%80%99s-personal-touch/ar-BBBhAYi?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

    No piping up about foreign collusion, because it was already in place.


    Report comment

    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

      Yeah, I have a revised perspective on stock. I had my doubts about Trump a while ago (as in, I was wondering if he'd actually do something decent), apparently not. I shouldn't doubt my instincts.


      Report comment

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I'm going to hang about (hopefully) until war is no longer 'fashionable'.
    I protest war and the billions spent.
    Because.. WAR IS DEATH.
    I try not to buy death ..but I must ..it's called taxes.


    Report comment

  • Russia Installed Trump As US Fascist Puppet President And No Special Prosecutor Will Undo That, Just Like America Installed Numerous Dictator Puppet Leaders In Other Countries; Karma Is Inevitable And Blow Back Is Painful
    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2017/05/russia-installed-trump-as-us-puppet.html


    Report comment

    • Doc, can you tell me when the "Russia did it" meme started.

      Because before the election, the focus of discussion was on the ways that the dems could rig the vote count.

      The discussion included the electronic only voting machines, that were built by a company that was purchased by a good buddy of George Soros.

      BTW In Wisconsin, all of the votes are on paper, each vote form has a unique identifier, as you turn in your vote, you watch it feed through a counting machine, and then you get a receipt that indicates the unique identifier of your vote paper. So yes, a full audit is possible and any tampering would be obvious and point to a certain group of election officials. So do you think tampering would be more likely to occur in this system or in a full on electronic only voting system? The election official also told me that they keep ALL the paper ballots for several years at least.

      And do you recall when Obama went on TV basically encouraging illegal aliens to go and vote, and that no one in the government would be chasing after you because you voted….


      Report comment

      • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

        I thought the Russia meme started around WW2.


        Report comment

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        could someone explain how Russia got Trump elected? The story I get is that somehow they exposed the truth of Clinton via Julian Assange. But Assange quite effectively denies it. Anyway, if thats the story, thats pretty embarrassing isnt it? Damn Russians, destroying America by exposing the truth again!


        Report comment

        • Not to mention the DNC staffer who was gunned down on the street, prior to the election, and was pointed out as being the Wikileaks source.

          It is funny to watch. People's bias really have blinded themselves to any information that doesn't fit their own narrative?

          Was it always like this Code? I mean 35 years ago…was it this bad? It has to be more than just the Fluoride, lol


          Report comment

          • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

            Hey, 35 years ago, wasn't that around the time that other american president people tend to liken Trump to (at least, those who yearn for those good ol days, but also not really a suitable president) with one of the most corrupt governments ever while having say, proxy wars WITH russia in say, angola or so?


            Report comment

          • Dazy Dazy

            It wasn't this bad 35 years ago, as people are waking up to what's going on they're doubling down on trying to keep us enslaved. Things are so out of control right now. Just a couple more years for me till I toss my computer and hateful dumb phone and leave society behind. A few more things to accomplish first, then I think I've done my bit and deserve a break from things.

            I used to think I'd have grandchildren, I don't wish them into the world as we know it now. I don't feel hopeful for future generations, only afraid for them.


            Report comment

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              Its a degenerate police state, its a global fascist world, spinning in the vast reaches of space…on an exponentially accelerating path to destruction. All because of one insanely egocentric monkey species


              Report comment

            • Dazy, I know, even at this point I have considered bringing a child into my life, but it is questionable at best, what do you think the next 100 years brings? I have considered that such a decision might be "selfish" and mainly for my good and not theirs.

              Rolling with the "no kids" meme unless some new compelling information presents itself.


              Report comment

        • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

          Divide and conquer, nice and polarized sentiment? "Oh look, it's 'change'"


          Report comment

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            Farth, if thats for me, I understood it as well as the Rockwell turbo encabulator. BTW, how do you go about making human machines with soy protein? you said it


            Report comment

            • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

              Well you make them machines by giving them GMO soy proteins, which through transcription makes them and homogenized drones.

              It was a quote from a song btw :P


              Report comment

              • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                *makes them nice and homogenized drones


                Report comment

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                Farth, I wont be getting much innuendo. Better innuendo than my endo I always say. A part of communication is being able to deliver the message, unless you want to go DADA or something. But even then, DADA came with the context, which gave it its value


                Report comment

                • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                  I thought that's the modernized borg sentiment, your O.W.N uniquely unified ID (fuck that's clever), innuendocrine disruption. You know there's a lot of that homogenizing mutagenic crap, right?


                  Report comment

                • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                  As a broke and broken somewhat french artist (though perhaps not a very good one, I had to choose how to spend someone else's money.

                  So obviously, I had to skip the baguettes and opt for sufficient wine, but I think have my priorities straight there. A life of luxury indeed.


                  Report comment

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    Farth, why not brew your own absinthe and class up your act instead of resolutely driving your self indulgent path to destruction as a futile revolt against the systems? The world will never feel sorry. It seems you have made a poor bargain by exchanging dedicated artistry for useless 'performance art'. Am I wrong?


                    Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      Not entirely no. But I'm lazy and tired now, so I can't brew my own absinthe.

                      With dedicated artistry, do you mean like, jobbing for disney or something?

                      I could model, animate, paint, make some music, code a bit, maybe even write… but well.

                      Always someone telling me I should do it for money or some similarly pointless garbage.


                      Report comment

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Farth, no, you get into something with focus, watch it expand and unfold in its details, because that is better than drinking yourself to death just because you have the urge to cut off your nose to spite your face. Be a zen archer, in whatever you do. Degenerate sarcastic life 'performance art' will only lead to suffering of you and those around you.


                      Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      They already tried to cut off my head to spite my face. How do you expect me to say something supportive of this existence?

                      Maybe we just shouldn't continue.


                      Report comment

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      OK its hopeless. What are you waiting for then? Sympathy? Too smart for that I think


                      Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      Yeah, that sort of sympathy is pointless. Waiting for? Nothing.


                      Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      Since I'm bad at communicating when as a lower dimensional projected degenerate.

                      https://soundcloud.com/paintedwives/countless

                      They probably say it better than I can.


                      Report comment

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Farth, not to belabor the point, and Ill stop at this; but I take you to mean that drinking yourself into a stench while obstinantly giving up on life whilst burdening others is in fact the end and unto itself objective of which you have successfully achieved.

                      I hope you dont miss the other message of that music. Super disciplined drumming, carefully, meticulously recorded mixed and mastered. Indeed, the music is good but the effect is not. It leads directly to the unpleasant state in which you find yourself, while convincing you that it was the world what dun it. Can I be blunt? Cut the crap and turn your life around. Thanks


                      Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      But my passion is dead.


                      Report comment

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      To restore your passion, live a cleaner life and get out into nature. Life may have dealt you a cruel blow, but look at Helen Keller. Even 'dead passion' can be a form of revolt, which I suspect in your case


                      Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      I would love to "get out into nature", but what nature? I live in almost the middle of one of the most uranium contaminated cities in the world, technocratic society, etc.

                      I mean even if I tell people "but guys, don't you remember how many butterflies we used to get get here, or how the insects have sort of disappeared?"

                      People don't understand, they don't give a damn. It's just bullshit, sycophantic appeals and fake smiles.


                      Report comment

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      I think there are a lot of great whites where you live. If you swim with them, it will restore your passion, and put a lid on your whimpering. I understand your sentiment though


                      Report comment

            • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

              Really, the divide and conquer thing didn't make sense?

              If you have polarizing sentiment you can stir "patriotic" fervour and shut out actual options, presenting the illusory choice and the appearance of "change".

              Say, transition from Clinton, Bush, Obama and now Trump…what's the difference?


              Report comment

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                thanks Farth for explaining. I find its best to be explicit with the written word.

                BTW, we have Paul Criag Roberts out of the Reagan era, if thats the administration you were implying. Maybe it goes to show the complexities of political ethics


                Report comment

                • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                  Or the lack of political ethics and related association occasionally resulting in something oppositional.


                  Report comment

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    I mean Roberts was there in the bowels of the Reagan administration and editor for the Wall Street Journal (usury absurdum), a strong patriot and christian guy, right wing, yet apparently non corrupt and genuine. How is it even possible?

                    It could be, for example, that what we see as pathetic machinations (Reagan) is sometimes born of true naivete rather than dedicated malevolence. Take Nixon… Nixon helped create the Environmental Protection Agency; he imposed energy-conservation measures, tried to wind down the cold war and ended the Vietnam war. Who knows, maybe tricky Dick would also be decrying the degeneracy of our contemporary global politic


                    Report comment

                    • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                      I do think Reagan was basically just gullible, hollywood crap I guess. It's hard to blame him personally, I don't like that scapegoating, even in the cases of Trump or someone like Madoff. That's a lot of associated sycophantic shit claiming to have been "unwittingly" involved.

                      So, Trump's character is and his associations are worrying, imo.


                      Report comment

                • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

                  Btw, I smell like shit and I look desheveled. I had a date with the devil, or rather, the devil had a date with me. Nothing's ever made me so hard.


                  Report comment

  • freebywill

    How Electric Utility Customers Are Forced to Fund the Edison Electric Institute and Other Political Organizations http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40626-how-electric-utility-customers-are-forced-to-fund-the-edison-electric-institute-and-other-political-organizations

    "The Energy and Policy Institute's latest report explores how regulated investor-owned utility companies are including their EEI annual membership dues in their general operating expenses. This widespread practice results in ratepayers subsidizing the political activities of EEI, with which they may not agree and from which they may not benefit."

    http://www.eei.org/about/mission/Pages/default.aspx


    Report comment

  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    When the devil reminds you about your past, you remind it about its lack of a future, such that it turn around and regresses. That recycle bin is so rad.


    Report comment

  • WOW. Even Fox News's Chris Wallace thinks this week was a presidency-ending disaster for Trump.
    https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/videos/1539743336118715/

    No Republicans are willing to defend Trump on TV as Stock and Mack do here.

    There are ardent supporters that will never be turned off, even if Trump shoots someone for no reason in the street with witnesses, as he has already declared.


    Report comment

  • Mack was asking about some books, here are some of my favorites / useful stuff from my library.

    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
    The Mania Chronicles
    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
    Crossing the Rubicon
    Financial Astrology
    Climate: The Key to Understanding Business Cycles
    The Sociopath Next Door
    Never Be Lied To Again
    LieSpotting
    Fooled by Randomness (Taleb)
    Deadly Deceit
    The Teachings of Buddha
    The Art of War


    Report comment

  • Jebus Jebus

    I wonder if eagles laugh…

    The structure was built underneath the permafrost so it could be “a fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time — and the challenge of natural or man-made disasters,” as the seed bank’s website says. But oh, the irony. Unusually warm temperatures in the winter have caused rain, and the permafrost has been melting. “It was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that,” Hege Njaa Aschim, from the Norwegian government, which owns the vault, told The Guardian.

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/19/15664298/svalbard-global-seed-vault-norway-doomsday-climate-change


    Report comment

  • Jebus Jebus

    Some life will have to die because humans cant fly.

    SEWARD — After a two-year die-off of Alaska sea otters, the world's aquariums have no more room for orphaned pups. Surplus otter babies have been euthanized or left to die.

    Before the recent biological upheaval in the Gulf of Alaska — with massive bird die-offs, toxic algae, dissolved sea stars and abnormally warm water — the center got perhaps one otter pup a year. Over the last year and a half, 15 orphaned pups have been found.

    https://www.adn.com/opinions/2017/05/08/alaska-has-more-orphaned-otters-than-the-world-can-handle/

    Doesn't matter how, after life…


    Report comment

  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    I saw some mentions of Reich, I would have posted a different version of this, but people are probably more accepting of Kate Bush.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pllRW9wETzw


    Report comment

  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    Hey, so if radioactive crap in the ocean is dissolving calcium bicarbonate stuff. Is it a good idea to propose a nuclear waste damping site with the argument that limestone is going to definitely last?

    The more I think about it, the more it seems the idea is to dig a deeper hole. If it's hell they're looking for, they'll find it.


    Report comment

  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    http://www.xylenepower.com/Nuclear%20Waste%20Dry%20Storage.htm

    "STORAGE FACILITY ROCK TYPE:
    1. The only place where man made sedimentary rock structures have lasted over 5000 years is in North Africa where the climate is very dry. There is nowhere in Canada where we can reasonably forecast such prolonged climatic dryness. However, as long as the fuel bundles are emitting heat a properly designed storage system will remain naturally dry and igneous rock will not convert to sedimentary rock"

    Anybody want to take bets that even in North Africa, that wouldn't be reasonable?


    Report comment

  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    Yowza, I was skimming over the xylenepower.com mainpage and I'm pretty sure I've heard this crap before…

    "SUMMARY:
    In summary, stopping thermal runaway requires:
    a) A fossil carbon tax sufficient to keep fossil carbon in the ground;
    b) Immediate construction of much more nuclear electricity generation and related electricity transmission capacity;
    c) Widespread adoption of liquid sodium cooled fast neutron reactors (FNRs) and nuclear fuel recycling;
    d) Interim use of renewable energy when and where readily available for displacement of fossil fuels;
    e) Adoption of electricity rates primarily based on each consumer's monthly peak kW or kVA measured at times when the electricity grid is heavily loaded;
    f) Widespread adoption of consumer owned behind-the-meter energy storage;
    g) Large scale production of synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels for fueling aircraft;
    h) Large scale production of ammonia, sodium and chlorine for fueling ships;
    i) Wide spread adoption of lithium batteries and compressed hydrogen for automotive propulsion;
    j) Widespread adoption of electricity and liquid / compressed hydrogen for railway propulsion;
    k) Adoption of nuclear district heating and/or cooling in urban areas;
    l) Widespread adoption of ground source heat pumps for comfort heating and cooling."

    "Listen to us, buy our crap. It's also crap, but it's progressive alternative crap"


    Report comment

  • razzz razzz

    'Man charged after removing transgender woman's testicles'

    "DENVER — A man is facing felony assault charges after police say he used an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman in her Denver apartment.

    KUSA-TV reports 57-year-old James Pennington, who is not a licensed medical professional in Colorado, is being held without bail after he told investigators Wednesday that he performed the procedure.

    According to court documents, the woman's wife was with her during the 90-minute surgery, and Pennington told the couple to call 911 if complications developed. The wife told police that after changing the dressing, a large amount of blood poured out of the sutured wound.

    Doctors were unable to reattach the testicles."
    http://abc7chicago.com/news/man-charged-after-removing-transgender-womans-testicles/2014573/


    Report comment

  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    Do you like piano (not jazz)?

    https://youtu.be/5CPblMITBfg


    Report comment

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Trump Budget Would Cut E.P.A. Science Programs and Slash Cleanups
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/climate/trump-epa-budget-superfund.html


    Report comment

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    110 million dollars for a piece of crap painting. A skull. I'm sorry, but this is bullshit. Yes, the painting has provenance. That's about it though.

    If I was the Japanese man who bought the painting I would be worried people will wake up. He should have donated the money to Fukushima refugees. A real tragedy.

    http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/19/jean-michel-basquiat-painting-sold-for-110m-becomes-sixth-most-expensive-work


    Report comment

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    West Coast Seismic Activity Raise Concerns Of Larger Event

    May 19, 2017
    “(Reported By Michael Snyder) Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Hood are all major volcanoes that lie along the infamous “Ring of Fire” that runs down the west coast of the United States, and all of the seismic activity that has been taking place in the region has many concerned about what may happen next. Earlier this month, I wrote about how 45 earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater hit Alaska in just one 24 hour period. This week, it is volcanic activity that is raising concerns. The earthquake swarms at Mount St. Helens are making headlines all over the globe, and on Tuesday two major volcanoes in Alaska suddenly erupted on the exact same day…”
    http://endtimeheadlines.org/2017/05/west-coast-seismic-activity-raise-concerns-of-larger-event/
    H/T http://www.cuttingedge.org/news_updates/newsupdatemain.html


    Report comment

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      Trump’s media firewall is collapsing as the Russia probe gets closer
      May 19

      “A current, senior White House adviser — not merely another former campaign aide or distant associate of President Trump — has been identified by federal investigators as a significant person of interest in a probe aimed at determining whether Trump's political team colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election.

      "Let that sink in.

      "[Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say]

      “Among many things, the focus on someone close to the president means that the firewall protecting him from the full heat of media scrutiny is crumbling. Though he complained this week that “no politician in history . . . has been treated worse or more unfairly,” the reality is that Trump has been somewhat insulated by journalists’ inability to show that the FBI investigation touches him or anyone on his White House staff directly….”
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/05/19/trumps-media-firewall-is-collapsing-as-the-russia-probe-gets-closer/


      Report comment

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      Donald Trump Committed Another Impeachable Offense This Week

      And it had nothing to do with the Russia investigation.
      Today 10:34 am

      “Donald Trump at a joint news conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House, May 18, 2017. (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)

      “President Donald Trump committed an impeachable offense this week, but you likely haven’t heard about it on cable news.

      “It didn’t involve firing the director of the FBI, or conspiring with the attorney general to facilitate the firing that even some Republicans saw as a potential obstruction of justice, or bragging to the Russians about how 'pressure' was 'taken off' by that firing, or any of the other evidences of presidential maladministration that scream out for an accountability moment.

      “Those developments may have gotten the impeachment clock ticking, but there was another event—nothing to do with Russia—that should have set off the alarm: Donald Trump’s refusal to respect the requirements that the U.S. Constitution places on presidents when it comes to matters of war and peace.

      “Trump is disregarding the Constitution's most serious requirements regarding war and peace.


      Report comment

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

        “On Wednesday, US forces carried out more unauthorized airstrikes on pro-government forces in Syria. Though the Constitution explicitly states that the legislative branch, not the executive, has the power to initiate new military actions, Trump has steered the United States deeper into the Syrian conflict.

        “After initial reports that US official had confirmed 'that the US-led Coalition hit Assad regime forces with air strikes in southern Syria today,' Congressman Ted Lieu, a former active duty officer in the US Air Force who currently serves as a Colonel in the Reserves, an expert in military law had the perfect response on twitter:

        “'If true, this is FRICKIN ILLEGAL. Trump does not have Congressional authorization to attack Syria, a country that has not attacked US.' https://t.co/5cf7gBVwC7
        — Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 18, 2017

        “The congressman later issued a statement:

        “’For the second time in as many months, the US military has conducted airstrikes against pro-Assad forces in Syria. The Trump Administration does not have congressional authorization to carry out military strikes against the Assad regime. Furthermore, the situation that led to today’s strike is precisely why I warned against getting further entangled in the Syrian civil war without a clear strategy. President Trump needs to explain his plan for Syria to Congress and the American people. ‘


        Report comment

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

          “Lieu isn’t alone. After Trump ordered military strikes on Syria in April, Congressional Progressive Caucus member Raúl Grijalva, Keith Ellison, and Mark Pocan released this statement:

          “’In the absence of an imminent threat to the United States, the president must seek Congressional authorization prior to any act of war. Trump failed to seek, much less gain, Congressional authorization. If President Trump believes that US military actions should be utilized against the Assad regime, he should immediately call the House and Senate back into session to debate and vote on the use of military force. These unauthorized attacks could pull the United States into a regional war and escalate this unprecedented humanitarian crisis. ‘

          “Even Republican Congressman Justin Amash said in April that: ‘Airstrikes are an act of war. Atrocities in Syria cannot justify departure from Constitution, which vests in Congress power to commence war.’ Republican Senator Rand Paul called on Trump to ‘come to Congress for a proper debate.’”
          https://www.thenation.com/article/donald-trump-committed-another-impeachable-offense-this-week/


          Report comment

  • Byrian416

    https://youtu.be/YgkvM_bwMSA

    CERN, D-WAVE, MANDELA EFFECT THE ASNWER HAS BEEN IN FRONT OF OUR FACES THE WHOLE TIME. EVIL MACHINES


    Report comment

  • Byrian416

    New Mandela Effect Examples – Proof – Update #29 – 2017 – Scarface Movie Quote!


    Report comment

  • Byrian416

    CANNABIS OIL CURES CANCER!!!


    Report comment

  • Byrian416

    Family Guy Special Mandela Effect Examples – New – 2017


    Report comment

  • Byrian416

    Mandela Effect (Hillshire Farms Has Never Existed In This Reality!!!) Please Vote #154


    Report comment

  • freebywill

    Agony of Mother Earth (I) The Unstoppable Destruction of Forests
    By Baher Kamal

    ROME, May 18 2017 (IPS) – The world’s forests are being degraded and lost at a staggering rate of 3.3 million hectares per year. While their steady destruction in many Asian countries continues apace, deforestation of the world’s largest tropical forest – the Amazon – increased 29 per cent from last year’s numbers. And some of the most precious ecosystems in Africa are threatened by oil, gas and mineral exploration and exploitation.

    These are some of the facts that have been repeatedly heralded by the scientific community and the world’s most authoritative voices, who remind us that globally, 1.3 billion people are estimated to be “forest peoples”, who depend almost entirely on them for their livelihoods.


    Report comment

    • freebywill

      Agony of Mother Earth (II) World’s Forests Depleted for Fuel
      By Baher Kamal http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/05/agony-of-mother-earth-ii-worlds-forests-depleted-for-fuel/

      ROME, May 19 2017 (IPS) – Humankind is the biggest ever predator of natural resources. Just take the case of forests, the real lungs of Mother Earth, and learn that every 60 seconds humans cut down 15 hectares of trees primarily for food or energy production. And that as much as 45,000 hectares of rainforest are cleared for every million kilos of beef exported from South America.

      Should these figures not be enough, Monique Barbut, the executive-secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), also drew world’s attention to the fact that “when we take away the forest it is not just the trees that go… The entire ecosystem begins to fall apart… with dire consequences for us all…”

      Barbut, who provided these and other figures on the occasion of this year’s International Day of Forests –marked under the theme “Forestry and Energy”— also reminded that deforestation and forest degradation are responsible for over 17 per cent of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

      [ lots of links to supporting data/articles in these two pieces ]


      Report comment

    • freebywill,

      great topic. It plays nicely into my meme of "If it was really about fighting carbon, why wouldn't a central tenant of the Paris-site Climate Agreement be planting millions or billions of trees a year."

      Answer: It is not about "fighting carbon"

      Just planted a plum tree, must verify if self fertile, or maybe I need another. Mini-orchard officially in place now — 7 fruit trees, 3 should bear this year for sure, maybe more.


      Report comment

  • Obewan, how do you like the TV "programming" lol?

    Watched a movie late last night "No Country For Old Men" very entertaining

    Well there is one good thing we know at this time…..about what is not in the FEMA camps….old white guys


    Report comment

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Donald Trump should address the agent orange issue. He appears to be a victim

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2012/08/07/issues/poisons-in-the-pacific-guam-okinawa-and-agent-orange/

    I tried to talk a woman out of her preference for getting stationed in Japan. She had lived on Okinawa for a decade and a half. She was going to try to get into intelligence. Never did go to Enenews as I asked. She ended up going into the medical field in the Navy.

    Job security I'll say that.


    Report comment

  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    DUDe, you're a fan of Mossad conspiracy right? Check out this bitch.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NICE_Systems

    Iirc, since the wikipedia page is a bit lacking about information, they used to basically be part of the IDF.

    Also, they happen to have significance influence in fortune 500 "security" implementations.


    Report comment

  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    I have a brilliant idea. I'm going to become a garbage man.

    So basically, I will get a truck, then I will offer "on-site" data destruction services, particularly for very large and influential corporate government and individual clients (get my drift?).

    The thing is, then I will also be clever about it. So I won't say anything else.


    Report comment

  • Checkmate

    The problems coming maybe for Cloud Storage and even purchased music that is stored in some site's vault is that any website in the future could say- in order to use our search engine there is a fee or subscription fee for access. And all the sites' could do it in collusion at the same time.

    Thus the free internet is no longer free. They will say create your own search engine- which is similar that electric power companies do now by telling you if you don't like it then get your own electricity (put up your own power plant).


    Report comment

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    The entire healthcare industry is panicking that Trump is about to blow up Obamacare
    http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-trump-healthcare-20170519-story.html


    Report comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.