The More Things Change…


Castro is Dead

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/world/americas/fidel-castro-dies.html

Out goes one Tyrant In comes ours next month.

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  1. MSolomon2 says:

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 offers first look at Mantis (and more Baby Groot!) in new trailer
    http://www.blastr.com/2016-12-3/first-look-mantis-and-more-baby-groot-new-trailer-guardians-galaxy-vol-2

    • His global approach is what is needed but I found a few kinks:

      “It was, everyone seems to agree, the moment when the forgotten spoke, finding their voices to reject the advice and guidance of experts and the elite everywhere.”

      Speaking strictly from an Americentric POV, it was not so clear as he puts it. It wasn’t just the “Good” Leftist elites trying to reason with the Morlocks on the Alt-Right. Again a self-admitted elite, not that I see him that way, forgets that the reason the left lost the elections was not just because of the uneducated disenfranchised angry white males but because the left alienated the progressives on their party to the point that they left en masse.

      As for the “guidance of experts and the elite everywhere” in the US that meant the very people that drove the hyper partisan machinery that SAID Hillary Clinton could not lose. The people that drowned out and kept Bernie Sanders from debates and blacked out his record breaking crowds from being shown on TV.

      The experts and the elite gave us an unelectable shit pie candidate and a shit sandwich President elect.

      Right now we are experiencing a new evolutionary change, the dawn of “Homo Evolutus” http://discovermagazine.com/2013/march/13-evolution-full-tilt as we leap ahead of natural selection our technology will dictate not only our biology but economies. Automation in factories will make outsourcing jobs a moot point, inequality will continue to grow and the answer , again here in the US, will not come from slapping a new coat of paint on the DNC facade.

  2. Obama’s dirty secret: the fossil fuel projects the US littered around the world
    Through the Export-Import Bank, the Obama administration has spent nearly $34bn on dirty energy plants in countries from India to Australia to South Africa
    by Sonali Prasad, Jason Burke, Michael Slezak and Oliver Milman

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/01/obama-fossil-fuels-us-export-import-bank-energy-projects?CMP=share_btn_fb

  3. This man obviously has all the answers. When you see it , you’ll sh*t bricks:

  4. Green4E says:

    Scotch tape on the tie??–How crass!….8-)

  5. Green4E says:

    Standing Rock: authorities will retreat from bridge if protesters agree to terms

    “North Dakota authorities have said they will move away from a key bridge near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp by Sunday afternoon if demonstrators agree to certain conditions…

    ““And the answer is yes! We want this to de-escalate.””

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/04/dakota-access-pipeline-standing-rock-bridge-protest-agreement

    The much-anticipated arrival of veterans to Standing Rock has begun and it’s happening several days ahead of schedule. According to sources in Standing Rock, veterans began arriving last night and have already confronted police on scene.

    http://www.trueactivist.com/boots-on-the-ground-veterans-arrive-to-standing-rock-to-protect-protesters-from-cops/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TrueActivist+%28True+Activist%29*

    Coincidence??….8-)

  6. Green4E says:

    “Seventeen financial institutions have loaned Dakota Access LLC $2.5 billion to construct the pipeline. Banks have also committed substantial resources to the Energy Transfer Family of companies so it can build out more oil and gas infrastructure:

    “Energy Transfer Partners has a revolving credit line of $3.75 billion toward expanding its oil and gas infrastructure holdings, with commitments from just 26 banks.
    Sunoco Logistics has a credit line with $2.5 billion in commitments from just 24 banks.
    Energy Transfer Equity has a credit line with another $1.5 billion in commitments from most of the same big international banks.

    “All told, that’s $10.25 billion in loans and credit facilities from 38 banks directly supporting the companies building the pipeline.

    “These banks expect to be paid back over the coming decades. By locking in widespread drilling and fracking in the false name of U.S. energy independence and security, the banks are increasing our disastrous dependence on fossil fuels.”

    http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/07/whos-banking-dakota-access-pipeline%20%20

    Put your money in a local credit union and naff the banks, period….8-)

    • Indeed. Right on that list you find the most heavily sanctioned banks, they still have plenty chips to stay in the game.

    • MSolomon2 says:

      Put your money in a local credit union and naff the banks, period….8-)

      credit unions for me, dumped the “commercial” banks a number of years ago now.

  7. fi says:

    Maybe a conflict of interest?

  8. More power grab—I keep saying it, we allowed it for eight years from our GUY because of hyper partisanship, now that we have Trump, will it still be ok?

    This is a double edge sword:
    FBI’s New Hacking Powers Take Effect This Week

    by Jeff John Roberts @jeffjohnroberts

    “The FBI and other law enforcement agencies will be able to search multiple computers across the country with a single warrant thanks to a controversial rule change that takes effect on Thursday.

    The expanded search power, known as “Rule 41,” is intended to make it easier for the FBI to carry out complex computer investigations. Until now, the government could only carry out a search of computers located in the district where the federal judge granted the warrant—typically only a few counties in a given state.”

    http://fortune.com/2016/11/30/rule-41/

  9. Darth says:

    Army Corps of Engineers Halts Dakota Access Pipeline http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/12/04/army-corps-of-engineers-to-halt-work-on-dakota-access-pipeline.html?via=desktop&source=twitter
    The Army Corps of Engineers has told the Oceti tribe that it will halt work on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in order to conduct an environmental impact study, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe announced. In a statement, the tribe said it “wholeheartedly support[s]” the government’s decision, and thanked President Obama and the Justice Department. “We thank the milions of people around the globe who expressed support for our cause,” the statement reads. “We thank the thousands of people who came to the camps to support us, and the tens of thousands who donated time, talent, and money to our efforts to stand against this pipeline in the name of protecting our water.”

  10. Classical Gas says:

    !!!!!

    Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, handing a major win to environmental activists

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/04/dakota-access-pipeline-permit-denied-standing-rock

  11. Tio Azúcar says:

    To all the protesters at Standing Rock

  12. So today is the day that FINALLY the pressure from DAPL activists, The Native America Activist/protesters, YOU the online community and progressive minded politicians like, Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders and Veterans for Standing Rock forced the WHITE HOUSE to act on the DAPL atrocity by denying the final permit needed to drill under the watershed.
    This victory belongs, as pointed out above, ONLY! The POTUS sat like eunuch as people were being salvaged. Don’t mar this victory OF THE PEOPLE by thinking otherwise.

    But this is not over, already they are coming up with a bypass to create the pipeline.

  13. It took a monumental effort to get OUR admin to do the right thing, which was just face saving, imagine what we’re going to face with Trump at the helm. If standing by a corrupt party is more important than finding a way to unite, have at it, your choice but Donald will give zero fucks about what happened to the left this election cycle.

  14. Einstein’s Age Of Extremism
    December 4, 20164:38 AM ET
    Commentary

    “To see the effect that xenophobia, anti-intellectualism and populist rage can have on a nation’s culture, we need look no further than the life of Albert Einstein.

    Germany in Einstein’s lifetime had never been particularly hospitable to Jews, but by the early 1920s, German Jews like him were being treated like aliens in their own land. In 1922, when the Jewish foreign minister of Germany, Walter Rathenau, was assassinated — to the glee of conservatives across the country — Einstein realized that serious danger was beginning for prominent Jews like himself.

    Already, a Working Party of German Scientists for the Preservation of a Pure Science had been formed to fight Einstein’s ideas. Their inaugural meeting had been held at the Philharmonic Hall in Berlin, with swastikas displayed in the hallway and anti-Semitic brochures on sale in the lobby. A few of the Einstein haters had some academic affiliation, but most were poorly educated. “Science, once our greatest pride, is today being taught by Hebrews!” the housepainter and failed art student Adolf Hitler complained.”

    http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/12/04/502852356/einsteins-age-of-extremism

  15. Green4E says:

    Canada, eh?….8-)

  16. Green4E says:

    Passed without debate..Boring ’til Title V..Let this sink in for a tad….8-)

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr6393/text

    The text of the bill below is as of Nov 30, 2016 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).
    The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

    Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

    Sec. 2. Definitions.

    Title I—INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES

    Sec. 101. Authorization of appropriations.

    Sec. 102. Classified Schedule of Authorizations.

    Sec. 103. Personnel ceiling adjustments.

    Sec. 104. Intelligence Community Management Account.

    Title II—CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY SYSTEM

    Sec. 201. Authorization of appropriations.

    Title III—GENERAL INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MATTERS

    Sec. 301. Restriction on conduct of intelligence activities.

    Sec. 302. Increase in employee compensation and benefits authorized by law.

    Sec. 303. Support to nonprofit organizations assisting intelligence community employees.

    Sec. 304. Promotion of science, technology, engineering, and math education in the intelligence community.

    Sec. 305. Retention of employees of the intelligence community who have science, technology, engineering, or math expertise.

    Sec. 306. Modifications to certain requirements for construction of facilities.

    Sec. 307. Protections for independent inspectors general of certain elements of the intelligence community.

    Sec. 308. Modification of certain whistleblowing procedures.

    Sec. 309. Congressional oversight of policy directives and guidance.

    Sec. 310. Notification of memoranda of understanding.

    Sec. 311. Technical correction to Executive Schedule.

    Sec. 312. Maximum amount charged for declassification reviews.

    Title IV—MATTERS RELATING TO ELEMENTS OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

    Subtitle A—Office of the Director of National Intelligence

    Sec. 401. Designation of the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.

    Sec. 402. Analyses and impact statements by Director of National Intelligence regarding investment into the United States.

    Sec. 403. Assistance for governmental entities and private entities in recognizing online violent extremist content.

    Subtitle B—Central Intelligence Agency

    Sec. 411. Enhanced death benefits for personnel of the Central Intelligence Agency.

    Sec. 412. Pay and retirement authorities of the Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency.

    Subtitle C—Other elements

    Sec. 421. Clarification of authority, direction, and control over the information assurance directorate of the National Security Agency.

    Sec. 422. Enhancing the technical workforce for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Sec. 423. Plan on assumption of certain weather missions by the National Reconnaissance Office.

    Title V—Matters relating to foreign countries

    Sec. 501. Committee to counter active measures by the Russian Federation to exert covert influence over peoples and governments.

    Sec. 502. Limitation on travel of accredited diplomats and consulars of the Russian Federation in the United States from their diplomatic post.

    Sec. 503. Study and report on enhanced intelligence and information sharing with Open Skies Treaty member states.

    Title VI—Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

    Sec. 601. Information on activities of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

    Sec. 602. Authorization of appropriations for Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

    Title VII—Reports and other matters

    Sec. 701. Declassification review with respect to detainees transferred from United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    Sec. 702. Cyber Center for Education and Innovation Home of the National Cryptologic Museum.

    Sec. 703. Oversight of national security systems.

    Sec. 704. Joint facilities certification.

    Sec. 705. Leadership and management of space activities.

    Sec. 706. Advances in life sciences and biotechnology.

    Sec. 707. Reports on declassification proposals.

    Sec. 708. Improvement in Government classification and declassification.

    Sec. 709. Report on implementation of research and development recommendations.

    Sec. 710. Report on Intelligence Community Research and Development Corps.

    Sec. 711. Report on information relating to academic programs, scholarships, fellowships, and internships sponsored, administered, or used by the intelligence community.

    Sec. 712. Report on intelligence community employees detailed to National Security Council.

    Sec. 713. Intelligence community reporting to Congress on foreign fighter flows.

    Sec. 714. Report on cybersecurity threats to seaports of the United States and maritime shipping.

    Sec. 715. Report on counter-messaging activities.

    Sec. 716. Report on reprisals against contractors of the intelligence community

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