Infographic: The Ideal Length of Everything Online   
This infographic shows the optimal length of any text you want to use online, including Tweets, posts on Facebook and Google+, domain names, hashtags, newsletter subject lines, blog headlines and a whole lot more. Read more about these facts on Bufferapp here.  
          Social Media: Using Twitter to promote your Website   
What is Twitter? Twitter is a social media system where individuals and organisation post short updates (“tweets”) on their thoughts or activities, often with links to related web pages for further information. This is called “micro-blogging”. Being active online is important for your business and your website. Twitter is one of the great tools to help...
          VERIFY: Do pennies relieve wasp and...   

HOUSTON - Our fact-checkers have been looking into a question that's been buzzing around - will putting a penny on a bee or wasp sting lessen the pain and swelling?

       

          Read this before you hand a child a...   

parklers may make for a Facebook worthy Fourth of July photo, but parents should remember to keep an eye on kids during and after they handle the pretty, but dangerous hand-held fireworks. 

       

          Fifth grader invents lifesaving device   

(CBS NEWS) -- He may be only 11 years old, but Bishop Curry is already working on a solution to a major problem plaguing the country: the tragic deaths of young children in hot cars.

       

          More TB cases reported at Bush High...   

Ten individuals connected to a Fort Bend high school have tested positive for tuberculosis.

       

          How your old iPod can help brighten...   

A senior living center in north Houston is asking people to donate iPods and MP3 players. They need the devices to build custom playlists for residents who suffer from dementia.

       

          App helps cancer patients with outcomes   

Research shows that cancer patients who are engaged in their medical treatment tend to have better outcomes. However, when someone is sick, it can be difficult to stay on top of scheduling, medication, tracking symptoms and remembering pertinent information about treatment.

       

          The Winners of the 2017 iPhone Photography Awards   

We’ve all seen the “Shot on iPhone” ads splashed across billboards while we’re driving, in which incredible photographs captured with iPhones are shared. Each makes you question whether you’re actually using the same phone as the photographer. If you want to question your skills further, check these out. These are the winners of the 2017 […]
       

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          Nike Cortez Flyknit   

We loved the Nike Cortez long before Forrest Gump rocked a pair of them. The red, white, and blue along with the track-ready build makes for a pair of trainers we can get behind. Nike is not one to rest on their laurels, so they took the iconic Cortez and gave it a refresh for 2017. […]
       

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          12 Outrageously Delicious Hot Dog Toppings   

Summer is here. It’s time to do what men do: grill meat. That often includes some hot dogs, which is good because the hot dog is almost universally liked, generally fits anywhere on the grill, and is idiot proof. C’mon, has anyone ever messed up a hot dog on the grill? Here’s the best part […]
       

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          The 10 Best Things Coming to Netflix This July   

The folks at Netflix knew they had to come out swinging in July. Not only are we ramping up for one of the hottest months of the year (which, let’s face it, means we’re going to be spending a lot more time indoors rather than grill-side), we’re also losing some really, really great stuff: Futurama […]
        

          The 8 Best Titles Coming to Amazon This July   

The Amazon Prime Video catalog is growing by the month, and not only because a ton of old movies are jumping into the public domain. They’re getting their hands on Oscar and Emmy winners, along with an ever increasing selection of original programming. If you don’t have Amazon, now may be the time to consider […]
        

          The Weekend Agenda   

Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. And if you’re a fan of craft beer… Try Hoppist
       

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          Chris Labrooy Makes Cars Defy Reality   

Internationally acclaimed artist Chris LaBrooy has a client list with quite a few of your favorite brands (Apple, Nike, Time, Target, the list goes on), but our favorite works of his might be the digital 3D sculptures where he bends cars and reality to create something surreal and mind-blowing. It started with “Tales of Auto […]
       

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          What to Wear This Summer – Chill   

When the thought of summer comes to mind, the immediate desire to take it easy is not far behind. When the weather is warm and things tend to slow down a bit, it’s a lot more acceptable—and almost required—to carve out some downtime to soak it all in while you can. Here are a few […]
       

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          YRON Cast Iron Grill   

Designed and built by YRON, a design shop out of Darmstadt, Germany, this cast iron grill is the perfect addition to any home or garden setup when you want something that looks as good as the steaks or burgers coming off of it. The YRON Cast Iron Grill pulls this off with a cast iron […]
       

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          AleSmith Brewed a Beer in Honor of Sublime   

Do you cry when your dog runs away? Get angry at the bills you have to pay? How about when your mom smokes pot? No? Perfect! Keep on chillin’ and crack one of these bad boys while you do. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Sublime’s “40oz. to Freedom,” AleSmith Brewing Co. brewed  40oz. […]
       

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          How to Make Cocktails from Famous Movies   

Binging with Babish does a great job feeding us movie meals, but until now, we haven’t had anything to drink with them. If we’re going just by his channel that is. In this video, we get a whole bunch of cocktail recipes, all different and all delicious. The first one is the White Russian, as […]
       

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          Ironwood Custom Motorcycles 1985 BMW R80 Restomod   

Ironwood Custom Motorcycles (aka IWC) is a custom garage founded about five years ago by Arjan van den Boom & Partner in Amsterdam. Their love for all things cafe racer is apparent in the bikes they build, but each custom concept is a unique piece unlike anything else you’ll find on the market—like the Ironwood […]
       

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          The 8 Best Pomades for Taming Your Hair   

You’ve got the best deodorants to keep your pits in check. You’ve got the best aftershaves to keep your face intact. It’s time to tackle that hairdo. Skip the gels, hairspray, and the goop you grew up with in favor of a great pomade. Whether you’re going side part, slicked back, pompadour, spiked or all […]
       

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          Why Pappy Van Winkle Can Cost Over $2,000 a Bottle   

Pappy Van Winkle is the unicorn of bourbons. People say it’s real, but we’ve only really seen it in pictures, and most of them probably had some image doctoring going on. For all we know, it could have been a pasted on label to a bottle of iced tea. Though, also for all we know, […]
       

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          The Ember Mug Lets You Pick the Perfect Temperature for You Coffee   

Coffee is generally served at a crotch-scalding and definitely too hot to drink temperature of around 160°F, while the average preferred drinking temperature is somewhere around 135°F. Letting it cool without it getting so cold you can’t enjoy the entire cup is normally an issue, but it doesn’t have to be with the Ember Temperature Control Mug. […]
       

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          Macron’s presidential portrait proves less popular than picture of rival’s kebab   
Preview French president Emmanuel Macron’s official photograph has been overshadowed online by a greasy photo of a kebab and chips tweeted by his former rival Benoît Hamon.
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          Revalidate in an evening – join us in Oxford or online!   

Do you hold CILIP Professional Registration (ACLIP, MCLIP or FCLIP)?


Do you need to revalidate but don't know where to start?


Then come along to this session and complete your revalidation in an evening alongside other CILIP members in the Thames Valley.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry, you can join us virtually! We will also be running the session via Twitter at the same time, so follow @CILIPTV and keep an eye out for #CILIPReval

 

The workshop will begin with a very short presentation on Revalidation and a demonstration of the CILIP VLE by South East Candidate Support Officer Nicola Beer.

The rest of the time will be self-paced, so you can log your CPD (20 hours over the last twelve months), ask questions and get writing your statements (it’s only 250 words!).

Free Wi-Fi is available but you’ll need to bring your own laptop or other portable devices.

We’ll be tweeting all the key info and if you’re following along online you can ask us questions and most importantly, let us know how you’re getting on and keep each other motivated using the #CILIPReval hashtag.

 

To ensure the session runs smoothly please do the following prior to the session:

  • Make sure you’re registered for the CILIP website and can access the VLE. Once you’ve accessed the VLE you can register for the Revalidation module. Remember to bring your login with you. Guidance on accessing the VLE is available on the CILIP website.
  • Bring details of the CPD activities that you have completed in the previous 12 months and you would like to log for your Revalidation (the minimum is 20 hours)

 

 

Thu, 13th Jul 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Nicola Beer

OCVA Training Suite, The Old Courthouse

Floyds’ Row
OX1 1SS Oxford

United Kingdom

Cost

  • The session is free - and there is also no charge to submit your revalidation - you just have to be a CILIP member and up to date with your membership fees.
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          USA v Ghana Gold Cup warmup preview, plus: Confederation Cup final preview   
We do our very best to preview the pre-GoldCup USMNT friendly. How might the US line up? Today's show is sponsored by Wohven, delivering t-shirts with clean and simple graphic designs for just $15 per month. Go to http://wohven.com and use discount code "TSS2017" for 25% off your first tee. We also preview the Confederations Cup final game between Chile and Germany, in which Daryl has already determined that Joshua Kimmich will be man of the match. We close with TSS Scouting Network reports on Carleton, Arrellano, Yueill, The Jeff, Christensen, Embolo and Haji Wright. Looking for us on Instagram? We're right here: http://instagram.com/totalsoccershow Help us persuade Brooks to sing on the Goalmouth by tweeting @BrooksDT All other Goalmouth hosts have broken out a tune, and we need your help to get Brooks to join us.  
          White House attacks media obsession with Russia, defends Trump’s tweets   
Preview The White House has once again gone on the offensive, condemning the media for constant coverage of the Russia probe, while defending President Donald Trump’s recent tweets against MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.
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          Congresswoman Debbie Dingell shares her thoughts on President Trump's tweet about "Morning Joe" with Marie Osborne 6-30-17   
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          Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence reacts to President Trump's tweet with Marie Osborne 6-30-17   
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          Chicago violenta, Trump manda federali   
Tweet presidente, 'criminalità ha raggiunto livelli epidemici'
          A closer look at the recent healthcare hubbub   

The healthcare bill is somehow increasing in toxicity. Meanwhile, Trump's tweets are getting him into trouble. Diversion? Here's a closer look.

The post A closer look at the recent healthcare hubbub appeared first on Holy Kaw!.


          The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters This Week   
In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. Here are the top posts for this week: 1. Efforts Increase to Bring Health And Other Benefits to Independent Workers --by Yuki Noguchi 2. How Starbucks, Airbnb, and LinkedIn Are Helping to Develop the Gen Z Workforce -- by Lydia Dishman 3. Ten Things Every Good Recruiter Does Right -- by Liz Ryan 4. Business Etiquette is Changing—and You Need to Follow Suit […]
    

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          12 Surprisingly Hilarious Moments From Pornhub's Twitter Account   

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          Step Into The Future With These 11 Revolutionary Elon Musk Tweets   

Come, take my hand. Do not fear, I am Elon Musk, and shall unleash your full potential. Together, we shall zip around in tunnels I've bored underground, launch into space and colonize Mars together, and talk about how fucking dope floors are. 

1. Think about it though.
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10. This "Al Yankovic" may be weird but I, I, am sane.

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          Donald Trump Mocks MSNBC TV host Mika Brzezinski "Bleeding Facelift"   

The US president, Donald Trump will fight "fire with fire", those were the words of Deputy White house press secretary, Sarah Huckabee, after the president went on a Twitter tirade against MSNBC TV host Mika Brzezinski.

Trump tweeted the attack to the Tv host, and said she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" when she visited his Mar-la-go resort in Florida. Trump also attacked Brzezinski's co-host, Joe Scarborough, who he said is developing a "dictatorship."

             

The tweet have generated different backlash from house members, who believes that what Trump had done is beneath the office he holds. Some backlash Trump's tweet got are from;

         

         

Clap Back From Mika Brzezinski

The TV host, Mika Brzezinski clapped back at President Trump later this morning with the picture below;

          

The little hand is referring to the alleged "small hands" used by Marco Rubio to insult Trump during the Republican primary.

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          ▷▶ High Salary Positions / Full benefits/ Nationwide◁◀   

 

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#0325-1 Seoul Mapo position

*Preference: Education major or teaching experience,

*Working days : Monday to Friday

*Working hours : Monday, Wednesday, Friday   9:00am ~ 7:50pm

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          Fully furnished one-room in Deokpo area (near by Silla Univ.)   

Hello everyone. There is bright and clean oneroom availiable for rent. The room is on the 3rd floor, neighbors are good and friendly. There are Emart and Homeplus in 20 minutes by walk, a lot of marts and convinient stores. The room is not big, but is situated on the sunny side. It is clean and has all that you need for life: fridge, cooker, wordrobe, a bed, a desk and shelves, washing machine. The owner is quite flexible, so the key money is only 300,000 Won, and every month payment is also 300,000 Won + all house expenses (gas, elextricity, etc). 

We need it ASAP, because we are moving to the other place. For additional information or pictures please email me on kristina.lomaka@mail.ru


          Full time and part time job in Kindergarten around Su myun area   

Full time and part time job for kindergarten and elementary.

E2 visa (native speaker) F visa holder ( including F4)

Jun po dong area (subway station)

Every good conditions

Please send me your message.

Thank you. (010-2573-0493)


          ASAP, Afterschool jobs, PT, F visa, Incheon, Bucheon, Bupyeong,Magok st   

8. ASAP, PT, F visa, Incheon Nonhyen st, Afterschool, M, W

1. Working Hours: 1pm-5pm

2. Students: Elementary

3. Salary: M to F/ 130,000 won to 150,000 won

4. Start: ASAP

 

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9. ASAP, PT, F visa, Bucheon, Bupyeong,Magok st, Afterschool, Tue, Thurs

1. Working Hours: 1pm-5pm

2. Students: Elementary

3. Salary: M to F/ 130,000 won to 150,000 won

4. Start: ASAP

 

Sorry No F4

 

Does the school pay monthly contributions into a Pension Plan? : 
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          ASAP,Sejong city, F4, E2,F6,F5,1 hour from Seoul st, All benefits, 3 JOBS   

6. Sejong city, F4, E2,F6,F5,1 hour from Seoul st, Nice good, all benefits

http://www.sejong.go.kr/eng.do

1. Working Hours: PM 1:30 ~ PM 9:00

2. Students: Elementary

3. Salary: 2.1-2.5 mil

4. Vacation: 10 days + National holidays

5. Severance: the same as one month payment upon completion of 1yr contract

6. Medical insurance and pension: 50% paid by the school

7. Housing- Furnished Studio

8. Air fare- One way ticket

9. Start: July - Aug

Does the school pay monthly contributions into a Pension Plan? : 
Yes
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          SMU Summer English Camp   

SMU (SangMyeong University) Summer English Camp / Seoul Club Summer English Camp is looking for experienced teachers to join our fun camp!

 

Camp Date: Seoul Club July 17 ~ 4 Aug, 2017 / SMU July 24 ~ Aug. 4, 2017

Orientation: July 15 & July 19

Working hour : 08:50 am ~ 6:00 pm

Teaching hour : Mon ~ Fri (9:20 am ~ 4:35 pm)

Location: Seoul Club (Jangchoong-dong, Seoul) / SMU (SangMyeong Univ., Seoul)

Nationality: U.S, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa only

Pay will be dependent on prior experience.

 

If you are interested, Please send a resume with a photo!

 

Contact: English camp Manager Azi Kim (010-4940-9412 / thetiul@naver.com)


          15Jobs Afterschool,FT,PT, Daejeon Busan Sejong Changwon Suwon Incheon Osan Ilsan   

15 JOBS, ~3mil, Afterschool, Biz Eng, Adult, Full, Part, Daejeon, Changwon, Suwon, Incheon, Osan, Seoul, Busan,Sejong, Bungang, Ilsan

All Areas, We make a difference for an Excellent Service! We provide you with Structured and Progressive Recruiting Service!

 

We have more than 100 English school clients.

We would be of much help to find good schools that suit you the best.

If qualified & interested in any of these positions, please email at cooljenny77@gmail.com with the following:

 

 1. Recent Resume (.doc) No PDF

 2. Recent Photo (.jpg) Recent photo

 3. VISA Status in Korea

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 5. Current Location /area of preference

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Yes
Are you a licensed recruiter? : 
Yes

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          Hyosung mirage gv250   
I'm selling my hyosung mirage. I have owned this awesome bike for a year and a half, and had some awesome rides. It has taken me to work every day, and on multi day rides out of the city. It is a great bike for people who want to commute and also take in some of the fantastic mountain roads Korea has to offer. This bike is quite agile and very comfortable and fun to ride. The bike runs great and is economical on fuel (cheaper than taking the bus every day) Included with the bike are:    Rear box    Saddle bags    Windshield (for the winter)    Fog lights    Red leds    Phone holder    Phone charger    Helmet Bike is registered with all the necessary paperwork. Looking for 1.5 mil. Open to offers Kakao: richard666
          Fox News host slams Trump over sexist tweet: 'They called Obama every name but he didn't lash out'   
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel defended the President
          Donald Trump's Morning Joe tweets spark calls for his removal as President   
The US President's opponents have suggested a little-known section of the US constitution provides grounds to strip him of power
          Woman asked to shoot her boyfriend for YouTube fame tweeted before horrifying video   
'Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever,' wrote Ms Perez. 'HIS idea not MINE
           Big B completes Thugs Of Hindostan first schedule    
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has completed the first schedule of the upcoming film Thugs Of Hindostan in Malta. Amitabh on Wednesday took to Twitter to share a picturesque image of the set. Back to base... Travelling now after completion of my first schedule of 'Thugs Of Hindostan', Amitabh tweeted. The 74-year-old took to his blog and wrote: The unit of 'Thugs Of Hindostan' gathers about me in numbers. I wonder what it could be. I think and apprehend some wrong that may have happened. They all stand in silence...I in apprehension...looking about...Then the Director steps out from the largish crew crowd
          Why does the USG need to worry about voting machines getting hacked? Trump is going to be our final president. ¯\_(… https://t.co/JWljnYyApn   

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posted: June 30, 2017 at 10:29AM

          Hey @realDonaldTrump, you know your health care bill will still kill people. Also: does Putin ever make you breakfa… https://t.co/0IYhgnz62n   

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posted: June 29, 2017 at 01:22PM

           Yami Gautam steps in Wonder Womans shoes    
Bollywood actress Yami Gautam showed her fangirl side on social media recently when she posted a picture wearing Wonder Woman shoes. Yami is a self declared fan of the fictional character – Wonder Woman. While the world is gushing over the Jordanian beauty Gal Gadot, Yami Gautam expressed her love for Wonder Woman by flaunting her shoes as she turned up for the film. The actress also took to social media to express her love for Wonder Woman. In #WonderWoman shoes going to watch her do wonders on screen with popcorn in my hands!! #BigFan @gal_gadot, the actress tweeted along
          And THEN, you can sink your gums into a big steak and see how much meat gets in your belly. Yes, I'm saying your th… https://t.co/q1ajalHZRW   

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posted: June 29, 2017 at 01:16PM

          @mbholmes26 Nah, this isn't an abyss-like feeling. More just like I have a big day tomorrow & am nervous about it.… https://t.co/A0R8pouQqe   

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posted: June 27, 2017 at 11:01PM

          This is a very valid theory. :/ https://t.co/muz4UajaPv   

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posted: June 27, 2017 at 04:08PM

           Preity Zinta excited about womens safety project    
Actress Preity Zinta says she is excited for her new beginnings on executing her women's safety project. The actress took to Twitter on Tuesday and said that she is in Pune for the project. Nice to be in Pune and even better to take the first major step towards executing my women's safety project. So excited. Ting. New beginnings, Preity tweeted. Earlier this week, the 42-year-old actress announced that she is coming up with her own make-up line. During a Twitter chat, when a fan asked her which book adaptation would she like to see herself in or like to
           Romancing, fighting in films is no heroism: Rishi Kapoor    
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has called the police, fire fighters and the medics real heroes and added that romancing or fighting in films is no heroism. The Real Heroes. '9/11' Firefighters entered Twin Towers knowing eminent death. Now Grenfell Tower where again the braves have entered. Singing songs, romancing or fighting in films is no heroism. The real heroes are the fire fighters, police and the medics. I was no hero! Sorry! Rishi tweeted on Wednesday night. The 64-year-old actor's tweet came after a major fire took place and consumed a 24-storey apartment complex in west London housing hundreds on
          Gotta love those #Republicans... Read more: https://t.co/BLIJzCGxlD #comics #webcomics https://t.co/H8XByNPyR5   

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posted: June 27, 2017 at 01:39PM

          Gotta love those #Republicans... Read more: https://t.co/BLIJzCGxlD #comics #webcomics https://t.co/H8XByNPyR5   

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posted: June 27, 2017 at 01:39PM

          What's nice about this is that @realDonaldTrump is wrong about most things. So, bet on this bill to bomb. https://t.co/Fae4rQ98OU   

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posted: June 26, 2017 at 11:16AM

          @MelanieKnight76 The @ThePete you are trying to reach is not available at this username. Please check the username… https://t.co/aTth0hj1MP   

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posted: June 25, 2017 at 05:55PM

          RT @benzirk: would be a shame if something happened to it https://t.co/lx1ssZMQjK   

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posted: June 25, 2017 at 12:05PM

          Must disagree. I hate Facebook & Zuckerdouche, but Trump is an unhinged child. Z can speak in complete sentences. (… https://t.co/DpZeKXke8b   

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posted: June 25, 2017 at 07:46AM

          Yaaaaaassss!! And get LOUD, passionate, engaging, but most of all LOUD. Dems are competing against loud mouth liars… https://t.co/UZRgAFmP60   

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posted: June 25, 2017 at 12:30AM

          #HellerVoteNo #HellAlwaysVoteNoAgainstRepublicanInterests! They did the same against Obama & Dems for 8 years. Se… https://t.co/PIAvctL3Aq   

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posted: June 25, 2017 at 12:27AM

          @mike_pence Like that time #MitchMcConnell said this? (You hypocrite.) https://t.co/vHBPpvIli4   

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posted: June 24, 2017 at 11:54PM

          Twisdom from JoeDunman, June 30, 2017 at 08:37AM   

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June 30, 2017 at 08:37AM

          @realDonaldTrump Here is your shot to one-up Obama! Go get those Russian meddlers, tough guy! Also, since you admit… https://t.co/sfJHdGvZTn   

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posted: June 24, 2017 at 01:16AM

           Priyanka Chopra finds Michael Kors an absolute gentleman    
Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who met American fashion designer Michael Kors at an awards ceremony, says he is an absolute gentleman. Priyanka has shared a photograph of herself along with the designer from the 2017 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. Dear NYC, are you ready for this tonight? with Michael Kors for 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, Priyanka tweeted on Tuesday. The Bajirao Mastani actress later shared another photograph from the event, where she is seen sporting an all-black dress and Kors in an all-black suit. Thank you for a lovely evening Michael Kors. You're an absolute gentleman,
          I grew up a white kid in suburbia & I know this. Can only imagine what kids of color go thru but cops always messed… https://t.co/qQgvxrmGp0   

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posted: June 24, 2017 at 01:05AM

          RT @malsaafin: This is real: McDonalds in Saudi Arabia tweets allegiance to the new Saudi heir https://t.co/o4DnCNjjA0   

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posted: June 24, 2017 at 12:59AM

          And here I thought #Republicans were against the redistribution of wealth! Guess it's ok when it's redistributed in… https://t.co/2K3FrhAbcs   

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posted: June 24, 2017 at 12:38AM

          Hipster Cat Problems, this week on #BallpointAdventures. Read more: https://t.co/BLIJzCGxlD #comics #webcomics https://t.co/dmjGIKxqQU   

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posted: June 23, 2017 at 07:26PM

          Hipster Cat Problems, this week on #BallpointAdventures. Read more: https://t.co/BLIJzCGxlD #comics #webcomics https://t.co/dmjGIKxqQU   

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posted: June 23, 2017 at 07:26PM

          RT @AynRandPaulRyan: .@GeorgeTakei shared this video about Trump blocking folks on Twitter.😂 cc: @joepabike https://t.co/wheSpsrYeW   

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posted: June 23, 2017 at 01:50PM

          I am shocked! SHOCKED to learn of Republican obstructionism! https://t.co/v4KRjBliF0   

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posted: June 23, 2017 at 01:26PM

          RT @tedlieu: Let's be very clear: @realDonaldTrump is flat out LYING when he says Russian interference was a hoax. https://t.co/sVpXo58ji3   

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          Trump's Latest Tweet Is Roundly Criticized   
Steve Inskeep talks with Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review, about President Trump's latest tweet, which has been criticized from both sides of the aisle.
          Week In Politics: Senators Work On Health Care Bill While Trump Tweets   
This week Republican senators postponed a vote on their health care bill but continued to make changes. Also, President Trump received bipartisan criticism for a crude tweet.
          Marketing & Comics with the Women of Marvel!   

Join host Judy Stephens & Christina Harrington as they welcome new Marvel team member Andrea Towers to chat journalism, marketing and comics!

Listen to the Women of Marvel – Episode 147 now!

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The Women of Marvel podcast assemble to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel Director, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Assistant Editor Christina Harrington.

Have feedback or questions? Email us at WomenOf@marvel.com, or tweet your questions and comments to @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfMarvel!


          No Shelter From the Woj Bombs   

On Wednesday, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted out some cataclysmic NBA news.

This was a blockbuster move—the Los Angeles Clippers’ stellar point guard signing up to play with recent MVP runner-up James Harden—a transaction huge enough that it may affect which team loses to the Golden State Warriors in next year’s conference finals.

If you read the replies to Wojnarowski’s tweet, though, one of the biggest NBA trades in years seems secondary—overshadowed by the man who broke the story.

In the parlance of NBA Twitter, Wojnarowski dropped a “Woj bomb,” hence the deployment of mushroom cloud GIFs.

In his 10 years at Yahoo—the company gave Wojnarowski his own website, the Vertical, in 2016—the NBA reporter built a reputation as the basketball world’s Eye of Providence, a mysterious, all-seeing entity who breaks news with terrifying speed and accuracy.

Judging by the reaction to his tweets, one might get the sense that he is actually the one setting these deals into motion—that teams make moves because Wojnarowski reports them rather than the other way around. It’s all part of the mythos of Woj, a cult of personality devoted to a man who doesn’t seem to have much of a discernible personality beyond “reporter who is always on Twitter.”

On Saturday, Wojnarowski will be joining ESPN, a move that coincides with (and in certain exceedingly nerdy circles perhaps overshadows) the start of the NBA’s free agency period. For years, his identity has been wrapped up in the fact that he doesn’t work for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. He’s been known to pick at ESPN in his columns, sometimes referring to them as an unnamed “cable sports company.” His defection to the world’s most powerful sports media company at once feels surprising and inevitable. It’s a marriage of questionable harmony but undoubtable impact, the equivalent of hiring a T. rex to hem your pants.

In his tenure at Yahoo, Wojnarowski has been a one-man wrecking crew, often out-scooping the world’s sports media hydra on the strength of his connections and unparalleled ability to type with his thumbs. Earlier this week, in his last days at the Vertical, he broke the news that Jeff Van Gundy—who works for ESPN—will be coaching USA Basketball’s World Cup qualifying team.

Wojnarowski’s unique ability to delight his fans and bedevil his rivals has been most evident during the NBA draft, when he managed to report, via Twitter, the upcoming selections well before they’re announced on ESPN’s live broadcast. The fact that one guy could ruin the drama and pageantry of a manicured television event infuriated ESPN execs and undoubtedly contributed to the company’s decision to make him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

In tandem with Wojnarowski’s hiring, ESPN laid off a number of talented NBA reporters, many of whom covered individual teams and contributed postgame recaps and analysis. They also terminated Marc Stein, who has long been Wojnarowski’s biggest competitor. Stein is a prodigious reporter in his own right, and many within the company have expressed dismay at his departure. Given that it seems like the network is shifting toward breaking news and scoops, there’s only one logical explanation for laying off Stein: ESPN’s suits feel it’s important to have Wojnarowski be the unquestioned leader of their NBA scoop machine. If you’re looking for an explanation for why that might be, you should ask someone who has better sources than I do.

ESPN, which pays $1.4 billion annually for the rights to televise NBA games, wants to claim total ownership of almost every NBA storyline. The network’s coverage of the NFL provides an instructive example. In 2013, Deadspin did a nice play-by-play of a story the network created out of thin air and subsequently covered to death. It began on SportsCenter, when one of ESPN's NFL pundits said, “I truly believe Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever.” ESPN got Kaepernick’s response to the statement, and that response was then covered at length on the network’s myriad shouting-head programs. The pundit who made the comment eventually became a featured guest across its various platforms, and the issue was debated for days until a natural endpoint was reached. (It somehow became about Tim Tebow.)

ESPN has been built to trim every last edible bit from a story, and with basketball’s greatest rumormonger and scoop-getter at its disposal, there’s no telling what the Worldwide Leader will now be capable of. My best guess is it will look a lot like what Gustavus Swift did to cows back in the 19th century.

Swift owned and operated one of the largest slaughterhouses in Chicago, but selling salted pork scraps wasn’t enough for him. In the late 1800s, the market demanded fresh beef, which meant cattle were shipped live to Eastern population centers where they would be butchered and sold after transit. Swift had a nose for inefficiency, and he got a great whiff of it with each and every steer-filled boxcar that passed through Chicago on its way east. If his company could somehow slaughter and butcher the beef in Chicago, he’d be able to expand his operation while more efficiently meeting demand.

To facilitate this, Swift hired an engineer to design a refrigerated train car that could ship dressed meat over long distances without sacrificing freshness. The Swift-owned cars were loaded with ice in Wisconsin, packed with beef at Swift’s Chicago slaughterhouse, and then sent east and sold for maximum profit. The supply process was so efficient and direct, a side of beef in the freezer of a New York wholesaler would hang off the same hook as the cow from which it was cut back in Chicago weeks prior.

It is perhaps a bit on the nose that the process Swift pioneered is known as “vertical integration.” The man ESPN lured from the Vertical will provide the grist for a never-ending mill of debate shows, news programs, and interview segments. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the NBA receives as much attention on Twitter during summer free agency as it does during the regular season. ESPN is counting on its ability to grab that attention by harnessing the multikiloton power of the Woj bomb.

Consider, though, that the two biggest NBA stories of the past five years—LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and Kevin Durant’s move to Golden State—got broken via personal essays published in Sports Illustrated and the Players’ Tribune respectively, not via reporters on Twitter. If a player is savvy enough, he can circumvent the scoop machine and take ownership of his own breaking news, Adrian Wojnarowski be damned.

If history is any indicator, the establishment won’t give up the means of production without a fight. In the words of Karl Marx, “Tune into First Take for more reaction.”


          Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted   


This morning, someone told the President of the United States that cable news hosts said some things about him and he responded by calling one of them "low I.Q. Crazy" and the other "Psycho," and said he turned them both away from his palatial beachfront resort estate over New Year's.

The president was apparently responding to hearing criticism second-hand by MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of 'poorly rated' "Morning Joe." To cap off the hot take, Trump even mentioned 'low I.Q. Crazy' Brzezinski was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" in the 8:58 a.m. tweet.

The hosts were apparently poking fun at a report this week that Trump has several faked Time magazine covers hanging in properties he owns just before the tweets.

After Trump released his morning affirmation, both of South Carolina's U.S. senators responded:

Lindsey Graham called the president's words 'beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics.'
[embed-1]Tim Scott took no issue with the content of the president's criticism, but urged him not to be distracted from health care and tax reform.[embed-2]


          Das soll Trumps schlimmster Tweet sein   

Kaum ein Tag vergeht, an dem US-Präsident Donald Trump nicht mit beleidigenden Tweets für Aufsehen sorgt. Besonders oft sind seine Twitter-Hasspostings an Journalisten gerichtet. Diesmal trifft es die Moderatorin Mika Brzezinski – mit besonders vulgären Äußerungen.


          Trump’s crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?   
If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he’d be reprimanded or fired for his latest tweets, experts say.
          This Is Republicans   
As Pareene says, Trump the person is not normal, but the Trump presidency basically is just a Republican presidency, with some extra crazy tweeting.
          Melissa & Doug Sale + Free Shipping!   
Right now Zulily is having a big Melissa & Doug toy sale including Free shipping. There are so many great toys to choose from! Things do sell out so if you want to check out the deals don’t wait too long. If you are unfamiliar with Zulily, it’s an online boutique with greatly discounted daily deals – […]
     

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          Black Lives Should Matter Long Before They're Lost   
Black Lives Should Matter Long Before They're Lost It's easier to rally people with an injustice and a clear and appealing villain to point to than with prescriptive measures that are likely to help others avoid similar terrible outcomes. This is especially true when prescriptive measures involve advising people to take responsibility and to take a hard look at problems in a community that could be changed, in part, with more responsible behaviors. I've blogged previously about the problem of out-of-wedlock births and single motherhood in the black community. Jason L. Riley at the WSJ takes a different tack, but is still looking at the framework of society for a lot of black people with the question in the subhead of his piece -- "why not focus on bad schools and job-killing regulations?"
On a certain level, the decision by BLM activists to single out policing as a major obstacle to black advancement has always defied comprehension. Police shootings have fallen dramatically in recent decades. In New York City, for example, cops shot 314 people in 1971, 93 of them fatally. In 2015, New York police shot 23 people, killing eight. Which means that police shootings and fatalities in the nation's most populous city have declined by more than 90% over the past 4½ decades. A 2016 paper released by Harvard economist Roland Fryer examined the use of force by police since 2000 in some of the country's largest urban areas and found that "blacks are 23.8 percent less likely to be shot at by police relative to whites." In theory, there is no reason these activists couldn't play a more useful role in helping blacks overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunities that were unavailable to previous generations. But that would mean abandoning nonsensical narratives that scapegoat law enforcement for high black crime rates and instead picking more substantive fights with fellow progressives. Why not side with the hundreds of thousands of black children nationwide who linger on waiting lists for charter schools that have a proven record of narrowing the achievement gap? Why side with progressive politicians who stunt the growth of charters out of deference to powerful teachers unions that oppose school choice? ...Of course, improving educational and employment prospects for the black underclass would lower black crime rates and thus go a long way toward reducing encounters with police, the goal that is so near and dear to the Black Lives Matter movement. It's a win-win, but first the activists have to decide whether the real goal is to help black people or to help themselves.
Important point there at the end -- one I think few people consider (thanks to how race issues are now the third rail of discussion and debate today). I sometimes get hundreds of retweets and shares of a blog post, but never those about race. At least a few of those must be at least a little interesting to people, but again, major no-go area. Oh, and on the job-killing regulations, consider how the government is trying to put moms who earn money caring for others' children in their homes out of business. As I blogged previously:
Mothers have taken care of other mothers' children throughout human history, usually without death or horrible things happening. There should be no reason why a mother cannot be the judge of whether the person she wishes to leave her child with is a safe bet, rather than having the state intervene. This regulation also keeps poor women who are mothers from having an income by taking in children and caring for them. Again, women have done this throughout human history. Yes, there's always a chance a child will be injured -- maybe in the parent's own home. But a child can still be injured in that *perfectly regulated* hothouse of government regulation. Regulation is mostly keeping the childcare "industry" safe from those who'd like to enter without going to college and jumping through 26 hoops.

          Walgreens Weekly Ad & Coupons 7/2   
Here is the Walgreens Weekly Ad sneak peek for 7/2. You have to be part of the Walgreens Balance Rewards program to get these deals and prices. Sign up on-line and simply use your phone number in store or even your mobile phone with the Walgreens App. If you have not already done so, be sure to sign up […]
     

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          End Of Month – Print Your Coupons!   
July is almost here and many coupons will be disappearing tonight.  Be sure to look through the printable coupon sites and print whatever coupons you may want before they are gone forever. Remember, many coupons will have a 30 day expiration date from when you print them, so you should have a good amount of […]
     

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          Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way   
Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way I've had this idea, vis a vis the college students and others screeching that Israel must be boycotted. I strongly suggest they take the first step and toss their iPhones (Israeli technology within) and refuse life-saving medical care that stems from Israeli researchers' discoveries. At Foundation for Economic Education, Pierre-Guy Veer applies this to those seeking to ban "cultural appropriation" -- which I like to think of as human cultural and intellectual progress. Imagine, "No, no, that fire thing is our shit -- don't be cooking your meat or we'll come club you with big rocks." Veer writes:
After years of complaining about such "problems" as a white chef cooking Mexican food or about "insensitive" Halloween costumes, it looks like Social Justice Warriors have finally prevailed. The United Nations will soon discuss, at the demand of indigenous groups, a ban on so-called cultural appropriation in order to "expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines." It is rather ironic that those Natives would only want to ban "appropriation" of "their" culture. Why not push it to its logical conclusion and call for a ban on all cultural appropriation? This means that they would have to forgo every single technology that was imported from the rest of the world since 1492. In other words, they would have to abandon mathematics, writing, any form of metal casting, currency, all languages not originally from Pre-Columbus America, modern medicine, etc.
They would also not have beer. Any takers? Yoohoo? Veer traces what I think of as Canadian cheese fries:
Through contacts with other people from other cultures, any given cultural idea or tradition has become better. Take poutine for example. This meal composed of French fries, curd cheese and brown gravy has become a cultural symbol of Quebec. Some Quebecers are complaining that Canada is "appropriating" it as a national symbol and that there are poutine festivals from coast to coast. This is a rather strange way to celebrate the fact that what used to be seen as vulgar junk food is now seen as almost a delicacy with many variations - with sausage, chicken, hot sauce, etc. This "appropriation" should be celebrated because it shows that "poutine culture" is alive and well. Had it been kept within the border of Quebec, it might not even exist today since stagnation and lack of evolution is what kills ideas. Imagine for a moment that Céline Dion had decided not to start singing in English because she wanted to remain "Québécoise pure laine". Despite all her talents, she would have likely run out of authors to interpret and would unlikely have become one of the best-selling artists on the planet of all time.A slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way And considering that narrower range of French-speaking culture, she might even have stopped singing. This slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way. Keeping "non-Natives" from using traditions not typically associated with them means that only a handful would be exposed to it. Fewer people showing an interest means that their products and ideas will get less exposure and will, therefore, become a sociological or archaeological artifact rather than a living idea, limited to a few multicultural festivals.
I tweeted this and got this back: My reply to Clay:
@amyalkon @clayroutledge
That is hilarious. Also all the MacBooks & iPads at Occupy Wall Street. (Shouldn't you people be using *cuneiform* tablets?)

          Nice Grocery Deals at Walgreens   
We have quite a few nice prices on grocery items at Walgreens this week. If you need to pick up a few things, here are a few deal ideas for you. I have to say I love the Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, and that’s a great price for them! 😉 and this one is good […]
     

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          Purex Crystals $1.97 Each!   
You’ll notice this week the Purex Crystals are on this week’s ad B1G1 Free. However, this sale is a monthly running thru 7/24. Check your app for an awesome ibotta offer. I have a $1 on (1) but your value may be 75¢ on (1). My ibotta reads 7/15, but this can vary by user. […]
     

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          Cosmopolitan Magazine Only $4.95 a Year!   
Do you love Cosmo? Right now, subscribe to Cosmopolitan Magazine for Only $4.95! The cover price of Cosmo is $3.99 so you are getting a whole years worth for just a little over the price of one magazine! Just head on over HERE and enter coupon code WILDFORWAGS at checkout. Cosmopolitan is filled with the style & […]
     

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          Brut & Sure Deodorants As Low As 98¢   
Select Sure and Brut deodorants are on sale for $1.99 this week. Plus we have $1 off coupons available for these. So you can grab them for as little as 98¢. Here are a couple of deal ideas for you. Walgreens Deals (Thru 7/1) Buy (1) Sure Deodorant, $1.99 Sale Price (1) $1/1 Sure Product, exp. […]
     

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          Little Remedies Stuffy Nose Kit Just $1.46!   
A new Walgreens coupon is available in the July Book for select Little Remedies products including the Stuffy Nose Kit and the Saline Spray. There is also a Little Remedies product manufacturer’s coupon that you can stack to save an additional $2 one one product. The Stuffy Nose kit is $5.49 at my store and the Saline […]
     

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          Free Colgate Rinse Next Week!   
Starting Sunday there will be a really nice Register Reward Deal to earn $4 when you buy two Colgate Rinse. These will be the smaller 8.4 oz bottles. These will be $3.39 each or 2 for $6. Grab this Colgate Rinse coupon so you’ll pick up two for free! Walgreens Deals (Starting 7/2) Buy (2) Colgate Total […]
     

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          Runner’s World Magazine Only $6.95   
Right now you can get a subscription to Runner’s World Magazine for only $6.95 Per Year. You can order up to 4 years at this reduced price. Just enter the coupon code WILDFORWAGS at checkout to get this deal. Runner’s World is filled with powerful tips that will help you run faster and farther and have more fun […]
     

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          MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts   

The two MSNBC personalities postponed a vacation in order to respond to President Trump's tweet, which drew broad condemnation a day earlier because he called Mika Brzezinski "crazy" and said she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" when he saw them at his Florida estate.
          Trump gets it from all sides for trash-talking MSNBC hosts   

In a series of tweets Thursday, President Trump went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who have criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."
          gesehen: Small Town Killers   

In der Sneak lief gestern ein fast lokaler Film: die dänische Komödie Small Town Killers:


In der Kleinstadt Nibe im Norden Dänemarks haben die beiden Schulfreunde Edward und Ib einen Handwerksbetrieb, der dank Schwarzarbeit gut läuft. Ihre Frauen verbringen ihre Freizeit mit Salsa-Kursen.
Die Ehen sind aus Sicht der beiden Männer etwas lieblos und deshalb wollen sie sich scheiden lassen. Das wird teuer und mit etwas Whisky stellen sie fest, dass ein russischer Killer billiger ist. Die Frauen engagieren ihrerseits eine englische Giftmörderin.
Alle vier bereuen es sehr schnell, aber die Mörder sind nun mal da und tun das, was Mörder halt so tun…

Sehr schwarz, sehr dänisch und ein riesen Spaß! Die dänische Art muss man kennen oder sich drauf einlassen (fällt nicht schwer), dann hat das Zwerchfell ordentlich zu tun yeslaugh


          Social Media Integration: Twitter is for Tweeters   
If you decide to use the resources of your IT department to integrate Twitter, you should keep in mind the current technical limits for your accounts.
          Turkse stichting wil vervolging Ebru Umar afdwingen   

Metro-columniste Ebru Umar moet vervolgd worden voor het discrimineren van Nederlandse moslims. Dat vindt Stichting Turks-Islamitische Culturele Federatie, die dit wil bereiken met een zogenoemde artikel-12-procedure. De stichting had aangifte gedaan, maar deze week werd bekend dat het Openbaar Ministerie de columniste niet wil vervolgen. Ebru Umar vergeleek in haar Tweets Turkse Nederlanders met NSB’ers […]

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          6/30/2017: Sport: Tinkov beschimpt Contador (bis)   

Nadat hij hem vorig jaar in oktober niet uitnodigde voor zijn afscheidsfeest en de Spanjaard een kreupele noemde die beter zou stoppen, heeft de Russische miljonair Oleg Tinkov opnieuw uitgehaald naar Albert Contador. Hij tweet over zijn vorige kopman...
          iSchool 101: On-campus MS/LIS Orientation   

We look forward to meeting all new on-campus MS/LIS students at Fall Orientation on August 24. Contact klucht [at] illinois.edu (Karla Lucht), graduate studies advisor, with questions.

Location: 

Room 126

Sponsor: 

Student Affairs

Event Date: 

Thu, 08/24/2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

          On-campus MS/IM Orientation & Breakfast   

We look forward to meeting all new on-campus MS/IM students at Fall Orientation on August 25. Contact mbedward [at] illinois.edu (Meg Edwards), assistant dean for student affairs, with questions.

Location: 

Room 126

Sponsor: 

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Event Date: 

Fri, 08/25/2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am

          Trump tweets about this more than anything   
CNN's Jake Tapper reacts to President Trump's tweets targeting MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts by breaking down and categorizing the content of the President's tweets, finding that he has tweeted about the media more than any other topic.

          Don Lemon: Trump is an embarrassment   
CNN's Don Lemon skewered Donald Trump's tweets about the 'Morning Joe' co-hosts, calling them "gross and disgusting" and saying his actions show he doesn't care about America or the presidential office.

          Trump is undoing the GOP health care bill, one tweet at a time   
Trump's erratic and chaotic style makes it extremely difficult for Republicans to garner support for their controversial health care bill, writes Julian Zelizer.

          Patricia Arquette tweets cryptic warning to Trump about "gossip on the streets"   

Actress Patricia Arquette reacted to Trump's childish "bleeding badly from a face-lift" tweet yesterday with a cautionary tweet of her own: "Remove this tweet. There is a lot of gossip about you on the streets that hasn't been in the press-yet."

According to The Wrap:

Arquette didn’t elaborate on what gossip she was referring to, beyond saying that it is something other than the “pee tape” that Twitter users have been semi-jokingly speculating about for months.

And Arquette didn't stop there:

The question is, is this just an empty Trumpian James-Comey-better-hope-that-there-are-no-tapes kind of threat? If not, then out with it already.

Image: Tina Franklin

          Project Fi will offer a new, affordable, mid-range Android device later this year   
Project Fi's Twitter account publicly tweeted that they have plans to offer a mid-tier device later this year. Could it be a mid-range Pixel 2?
          Nathaniel Bassey Aint Had Any Accident, Ignore Fake Rumors [ Read Tweet ]   

  The just concluded #Hallelujahchallenge Covener and Crooner “Onise Iyanu”, Nathaniel Bassey has been reportedly involved in a Crashly Motor Accident this afternoon in Lagos by some blogs and Website....

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          Writing Cop Fiction in the Age of Black Lives Matter    
Crime writer Don Winslow says writing a novel about cops and cartels involves some pretty serious research. “In researching these books,” says Winslow, “I meet people. I’ve been to the funerals, talked to the cops. I’ve made the sympathy calls!” His newest book, about the NYPD, is The Force.

In the Spiel, Trump’s worst tweet yet! Oh boy.

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          'HIS idea not MINE': Tweet foreshadowed deadly YouTube stunt   

Just hours before a US woman was accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend in a failed YouTube video stunt, she posted on Twitter saying it would be "one of the most dangerous videos ever" and it was "HIS idea not MINE".


          Missing Girl 'Tells' Her Story on Sheriff's Twitter Feed   
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said it was reviewing leads after it posted about 50 tweets in the "voice" of Christy Luna, who disappeared in 1984.
          TS272: Executive Orders, Women in Stem Fields, Guests Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova   
This week Bryan shares about Toaster Strudel being an aphrodisiac, while Erin shockingly retweeted Kim Kardashian for the first time.  Also, Executive orders have historically been a way to discriminate and incite fear in people and Trump’s Immigration Ban continues the trend, and a recent Scientific research shows a lack of women in Stem jobs due to constant years of being made to feel not smart enough. Plus, guests gay-legend-icon-star Trixie Mattel and sweatiest woman in show business Katya Zamolodchikova are here to discuss International Business Class travel, the painter of light Thomas Kinkade, and the importance of Prostate exams. Follow Trixie and Katya on Social Media. @trixiemattel and @katya_zamo
          RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel says Trump's sexist tweets show that he is human   

RNC Chairwoman and former Michigan RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel went on Bloomberg today to discuss Trump's tweet storm where he attacked MSNBC Morning Joe anchor Mika Brezinski. Have a look below if you haven't seen the tweets.…
          Identity is not always Community   
A few days ago, Rajdeep Sardesai, generally a liberal, reasonable and likable voice in the Indian TV media, tweeted,

Big day for my goa. Two GSBs, both talented politicians become full cabinet ministers. Saraswat pride!! @manoharparrikar and Suresh Prabhu.
I cringed. And not just as someone who, through the random genetic lottery, was born in a family whose caste label reads Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB). I was particularly disappointed that an otherwise progressive voice was echoing such medieval sentiments. I tweeted back my disagreement and gave in to the hashtag impulse, labeling it #SaraswatShame. The hashtag was half in jest, half in disappointment, and not exactly accurate, but we'll come to that later.

I was not the only one who found fault with his tweet. Many people pushed back, with the responses ranging from outright abuse to expressions of disappointment. Rajdeep doubled down, responding,

 proud GSB, proud Goan, proud Indian. No contradiction.
And yesterday, he defended himself at length in a column in Hindustan Times titled Identity is not always destiny.

The title of the column is perfect, because identity may not always be destiny, but identity is not always "community" either. In fact, the core of my disagreement with Sardesai lies in conflating caste with community, and placing caste identity in the same bracket as being from a state or a country.

I hate writing stuff like "Oxford/Webster's dictionary defines community as....." so I'll leave it to you to look up exactly what the definition is. But the way I see it, a community is shaped and defined through some common experience or attitude/outlook.

I consider myself a part of many many communities. I am part of Indian, American, Indian-American, Punekar, Mumbaikar, New Yorker, Maharashtrian, Marathi, etc. communities as a result of sharing geography or language and/or nationality with others in that group. I am part of Engineer, IIM, MBA, PhD, Penn State, Academia, Marketing, etc, communities as a result of sharing my education or career related experiences with others in that group. Thinking test cricket is the best sport ever makes me part of the test cricket puritan community. Loving the Pittsburgh Steelers team and cheering it on every season makes me part of the Steeler Nation.

I am not sure what experience or attitude or outlook would or should make me consider myself (and with unabashed pride) part of the GSB community, at least in the 21st century. I can understand caste being considered a source of community identity a century or two ago, when people lived more or less segregated into those castes. But then we all generally realized that the caste system isn't the best topology to adopt if we want to build a good society, because the system seeded and engendered discrimination on the basis of birth.

Almost all Indians I know think (or at least say) that the caste system is a relic that should be relegated to irrelevance in an ideal society. Then a good start would be to think of caste as irrelevant, not as a specious source of pride. And that's where Sardesai's tweet had a problem - by perpetuating that which should ideally be irrelevant.

Sardesai drops a lot of names, from Sachin Tendulkar to Deepika Padukone, when enumerating the "enormous contributions" of our supposed community. But what exactly do Rajdeep or I as GSBs have in common meaningfully with Sachin Tendulkar as a GSB, that we don't with Ajinkya Rahane, also from Mumbai and not (as far as I can tell) a GSB? What have we as GSBs shared with other GSBs other than simply the label of being called GSBs?

Is it the most commonly defined culinary feature of GSBs - we have religious sanction to eat fish? Heh! We do not have religious sanction to eat steaks but clearly both Sardesai and I enjoy a good slab of succulent cow meat.

I don't really consider myself part of the Saraswat "community" and so don't really feel #SaraswatShame in Sardesai's bizarre views. I know being Saraswat is a tiny irrelevant trivial part of my identity, but it's no more defining of me than my identity as a guy with black hair. And I am surprised that someone like Sardesai is conflating such an irrelevant expression of identity with community.

What is the basis of defining this community other than just the label identifying ourselves as such?

Shared history? I won't go into the specifics of the problems with the history-based argument Sardesai makes in his column, mainly because Kaustubh has done it splendidly already.

But history brings me to the other problem with the "Saraswat Pride" sentiment that Sardesai espouses. And that's the history of the privileged and powerful position that brahmins in general, including GSBs, used to hold in the caste system with legal sanction until recently. We had a monopoly on education and on running the religion. We were the "haves" in a system that perpetrated the vilest atrocities, violent as well as insidious, on a large swathe of the population we defined as lower caste or caste-less.

As Sardesai notes a little fallaciously

In this political milieu, the Brahmins have usually lost out because their numerical strength doesn’t justify greater political representation. Which is why it is significant that Parrikar and Prabhu made the cut.
This is a point on which I recently had an argument with some fellow Marathi Brahmin friends as well. This weird self-pitying victim mentality that many Brahmins have about not being uber-dominant in politics the way we are in almost every other aspect of Indian society, from industry to academia to entertainment. Never mind that the proportion of Prime Ministers, Presidents, Chief Ministers, and Governors over the years from the Brahmin community is probably at least 3 times the proportion of Brahmins in the general population (caveat - I haven't crunched the numbers, but I strongly suspect this to be the case based on what I could remember).

But we still love indulging in this weird victim mentality in the "political milieu". Never mind that both guys Sardesai mentions have held positions of political power in the past. Parrikar was the Chief Minister of Goa and Prabhu was a cabinet minister in the last BJP government as well.

Regardless of all this, even if you grant the factually questionable premise that Brahmins are deprived of political power as a result of caste-based politics prevalent in many parts of the country, this cannot be viewed as divorced from history, especially in a democracy. Autocratic rule allowed higher castes to monopolize power, resources, and education for centuries. If 6 decades of democracy has resulted in a backlash electorally, well, suck it up.

Related to this, someone asked me online, "Why do you have problems with Sardesai touting Saraswat pride but you have no problems with people celebrating historic Dalit or OBC achievements in politics?"

I couldn't believe that I had to actually explain it, but here is what I said. Dalit or OBC leaders achieving a position of power after centuries of discrimination and systematic disenfranchisement is actually bucking the trend of history. Righting old wrongs in a way. In terms of a sports metaphor, it's like cheering the underdog. On the other hand, when people from a caste that held power, enjoyed monopoly over intellectual resources and were complicit in perpetuating discrimination until recently start gloating about their achievements, it almost suggests they are implying supremacy again.

It's like.......so many commentators, black and from other races, expressed pride and satisfaction in a black man becoming President of the United States. In the historic context, it makes perfect sense. Your expressions of community pride, to not seem distasteful, have to gel with the historic context.

Let's say the next President of America is white. What Sardesai tweeted was the equivalent of a white news anchor like Brian Williams tweeting "White pride!" in response. And responding to criticism with "Proud white guy, proud Jersey guy, proud American! No contradictions."

Because identity is not always community.

          Problem with Seth MacFarlane - He Insists Upon Himself   
Last night was Oscar night. For a couple of weeks leading up to it, I was tweeting about how choosing Seth MacFarlane to host the Oscars was a horrible mistake because he was overrated, unfunny, and by and large a talentless hack who just got lucky getting the right breaks when he did. Many people, especially Family Guy fanbois, responded with indignation.

But then, last night was Oscar night. The mainstream press reviews as well as the overall twitter feedback was unanimous - Seth MacFarlane sucked!

And he was bound to suck. Because he is an overrated, unfunny, and a by and large talentless hack who just got lucky getting the right breaks when he did.

Here's the problem with Seth MacFarlane.

Apart from being overrated, unfunny, and a by and large talentless hack who just got lucky getting the right breaks when he did.

His jokes are just a manifestation of his immense self-indulgence and a meta-idea of how funny his jokes are supposed to be seen as.

His jokes aren't funny because of their content or humor quotient. He thinks his jokes are funny BECAUSE he thinks he is being so cool and edgy and counter-cultural by the virtue of the topics he is addressing. So it isn't so much what the joke is saying that is supposed to amused us, but the topic of the joke itself. Seth thinks that we should find any joke he makes about topic X funny only because most straight laced people wouldn't dare joke about topic X, and he was cool enough to do so.

Except, that's not what makes jokes funny. Or that's not all that makes jokes funny. Yes, there is an edgy appeal to tackling subjects that most straight laced people wouldn't dare joke about. But the jokes themselves have to be funny and clever. Let me give you an example from last night.

Talking about Lincoln, Seth said, "”I would argue that the actor who got most inside Lincoln’s head was John Wilkes Booth.”

I yawned. And when he got a lukewarm response from the audience, Seth's reaction was "too soon?"

No, Seth, I don't personally think joking about an assassination that happened almost a century and a half ago is "too soon". The problem isn't that your joke was "too soon". It's that the joke was simply way too lazy, pedestrian, and something you expect to hear in 3rd rate comedy clubs with 2-drink minimums. It's an oh-so-predictable use of the "getting into one's head" metaphor and the fact that Booth was an actor.

When I find something funny, it's because someone made an observation and phrased it in a way I never would have thought of myself. And I wish I had. This joke was just lazy and stupid. If MacFarlane chooses to believe that he got a poor response because the joke was somehow edgy, politically incorrect, or whatever, he is just deluding himself.

And that's the problem with Family Guy too. For the first 3 seasons, Family Guy was a reasonably funny show. It had amusing and reasonably novel storylines supported by quirky characters, and frequent pop-culture references.

Then maybe MacFarlane ran out of story ideas. The show just became consumed by those pop-culture references. So just making a joke about topic X was supposed to be the amusing part, forget what the actual joke was. Family Guy decided that it was somehow the premier voice of wise-ass counter-culture. Which, well, it could have been. If it had written funny jokes. But it didn't.

MacFarlane decided that a joke would be funny just because it used a random topical or pop-culture reference. And 4th season onward, you could see these randomly unfunny jokes coming a mile away. The writing process itself got distinctly lazy. Something that South Park accurately spoofed -



To use Family Guy and Peter Griffin's own poorly phrased words, when it comes to making topical or pop-culture jokes, the show "insists upon itself".

And essentially, that's what MacFarlane did at the Oscars. He insisted upon himself. He insisted that by the virtue of who he was and the topics he was tackling, he should be hailed as a comedic genius. It was as if manatees were picking up random supposedly controversial pop culture references, and adding random nouns and verbs to make it a joke. And if we didn't find his jokes funny, we were just moldy curmudgeons who were too stuck up to get the jokes.

Seth MacFarlane doesn't realize that whether someone finds the selection of topics too risque or not (and I never have), his jokes simply aren't funny anymore. And that's what led to him bombing so badly at the Oscars. He thinks his limited fake voices and accents can inject an illusion of humor into his lazy jokes.

But all he does is, he insists upon himself.

          The Indian Collective Conscience's Blind Spot for Racism/Discrimination   
A 2009 issue The latest issue of Outlook has this cringe-inducing article by Diepiriye Kuku, an African American (and presumably gay) PhD student in Delhi. There's nothing new about stories of discrimination faced by Africans or African-Americans or North-East Indians in major Indian cities. These instances are real and shameful. But for me, the most hard-hitting portion was not the one where Kuku describes the specific instances of discrimination he's faced (as shameful as they were), but this

Outside of specific anchors of discourse such as Reservations, there is no consensus that discrimination is a redeemable social ill. This is the real issue with discrimination in India: her own citizens suffer and we are only encouraged to ignore situations that make us all feel powerless. Be it the mute-witnesses seeing racial difference for the first time, kids learning racism from their folks, or the blacks and northeasterners who feel victimised by the public, few operate from a position that believes in change.
Bingo! Kuku has put in words an issue I have been discussing with friends for several years now.

When I tweeted this story, I got a few responses which said "yes, but Indians are also discriminated against in the West" and "Blacks face discrimination even in America, not just India" and "Discrimination is a universal human trait, so why single out India?" That last bit is valid. Discrimination or xenophobia is indeed a universal trait. We have all heard of people discriminating against outsiders or minorities all over the world. India is definitely not unique in that regard.

Where India is unique.....well I shouldn't say unique....but different from societies at least in the West, is the way its collective conscience views racism, or more broadly discrimination against those belonging to groups that aren't part of the "mainstream". We have a major blind spot there.

In the West, yes, everyday there are instances of discrimination on the basis of race and sexuality. But in the West, the collective conscience, or the social discourse recognizes that this is wrong. People use the term "politically correct" like a pejorative. But in the West, it is not considered politically correct by the society to come out and say that some races are inferior. Or that gays are inferior or abominations. Yes, some nutcases say that but in the West, the mainstream collective opinion holds the ideal of equality very dear.

That is largely missing in India. There is no general understanding that saying someone is inferior based on their race or sexuality is wrong. It does exist, in some degree, when it comes to caste. While casteism is still prevalent in India in various forms, the general collective discourse recognizes that saying certain castes are inferior is wrong. The opponents of racism using "merit" is often a code for implied inferiority, but even the use of that code is a "thank heavens for small mercies" byproduct of that Indian collective conscience as least recognizing casteism as wrong.

But when it comes to racism or homophobia, the Indian collective conscience still has a blind spot. Most Indians feel no compunctions in saying that a particular race is inferior or that gays are "unnatural" or "sick" or "disgusting". We humans may never be able to completely rid ourselves of xenophobia and discrimination, the way we may never be able to rid ourselves of murder and rape. But we can take a step in the right direction by at least getting our collective consciences to recognize that xenophobia or discrimination is wrong, just the way murder and rape.

India is yet to take that step. It is lagging behind the West by some decades. The West's conscience wasn't always enlightened. Before the 60s, it was perfectly acceptable to say in public that blacks are inferior and so should be segregated. Even until the 70s and early 80s, it was perfectly acceptable in the West to treat gays as abominations or mutations. But that isn't the case now. The Western conscience has moved and continues to move in the right direction.

I hope India's collective conscience does too. And soon.



          WATCH: 'Morning Joe' hosts respond to Trump's attack   
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough say they have doubts whether Trump is "fit to be president," while Trump, who hasn't spoken publicly about the tweets, faces criticisms from members of the GOP.
          WATCH: Kellyanne Conway reacts to Trump's 'Morning Joe' tweets   
The counselor to President Trump tells "GMA" she endorses his ability to connect to voters on social media, and claims the media are more focused on the president's tweets than policy.
          Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent almost half her press briefing defending Trump's 'bleeding facelift' tweet   
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          TS176: Daylight Savings, Anti-Gay Oklahoma Bill, NFL Cheerleaders, w Guest Erin McGathy   
Take a peek into the not so distance future of Bryan & Erin as 75 year old grandmothers who love groceries. Plus, the anti-gay bill in Oklahoma that will make it legal for shop keepers to refuse service to the LGBT community, and women aren't doing so hot since the UN's World Conference on Women in 1995, unless you count cheerleader pay. And comedian and cake wizard Erin McGathy stops by to talk about "The Bachelor" and fancy donuts.  Donate to Throwing Shade    Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi  #tspod  
          TS175:Gay Hobos, CPAC Women, Phyllis Schlafly, w/ Guest Drew Droege   
Erin helps Bryan prep for hobo life with a complete guide to gay hobo slang. Plus, CPAC's cup of anti-women rhetoric runneth over and our favorite old bitch, Phyllis Schlafly, continues to her crusade against marriage equality. All this and a discussion about wigs with Chole Sevigny homage-er and our friend,  Drew Droege. Donate to Throwing Shade    Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi  #tspod  
          TS174: The Oscars, John Travolta, Highsexuals, China's Lady Problem   
Did you watch the Academy Awards? Did you see Travolta's lacefront? Or Patricia Arquette's speech? Or Lady Gaga's amazing performance? We cover it all. Plus, straight dudes are claiming drugs make them gay. And communist China is not for the equal treatment of women. You know who is? Jennifer Lopez and Meryl Streep aka J.Mer. Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi  #tspod  
          TS173:50 Shades, Alabama Equality Saga, Sen. Tom Corbin, Steel Magnolias   
Erin saw Fifty Shades of Grey! Bryan saw Steel Magnolias! Plus, South Carolina has a huge problem with women in politics and gay marriage in Alabama is a huge mess! M'Lynn would be so sad.  Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi  #tspod  
          TS172:50 Shades,Grammys,Matt Moore, Frozen Men   
Are you seeing 50 Shades? Did you see what Kanye did to Beck at the Grammys? Bryan and Erin did, and they have some soft opinions on both of them. Plus, an ex-gay blogger named Matt Moore defended the conservative church's views on gays by saying "we're not as bad as ISIS." And hedge fund founder Jonathan Hoenig went on Fox News to say that government intrusion with vaccines would lead to forced abortion. Fun? Fun.    Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS171:Superb Owl, Dogs, K Stew, Colleen McCullough   
Erin and Bryan watched the big game but can only talk about that creepy Nationwide commercial, the inspiring McDonald's ad, and the terrifying sharks in the Katy Perry performance. Plus, the author of The Thorn Birds died, but her obituaries just talked about how basic and fat she was. And Kristen Stewart is maybe in a relationship with a woman, and we should all care. But the biggest news? Erin got a dog!  Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS170:Garbage Keys, CATS, Alabama Equality, Renee Ellmers   
This week, Bryan tried dumpster diving for the first time and then watched The Bachelor and Erin watched Cats stone-cold sober. What a week. Also, Alabama wants to ban not just gay marriages but every marriage and the GOP is back again trying to ban abortion with the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act! And one of their own, GOP Congresswoman Renee Elmers is trying to stop it. Good luck everybody with everything! Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS169:Plastic Wine, Cake, Justice for Men and Boys, Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling   
It's time to sit back, relax, and pop open your very best plastic bottle of Chardonnay. This week, Erin takes a new political party  in Britain called Justice for Men and Boys (J4MB) to task. And Bryan looks at the biggest gay marriage case that the Supreme Court will hear. Will it be the biggest gay decision ever in America? Will Bryan and Erin watch "Cake?" Do either of them know what clam-diggers are? Find out now!  Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS168:Winter Flu, Florida Gay Marriage, Revlon Drama, Into The Woods   
Florida now has gay marriage! And Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has a lot to say about it, none of it good. Plus, Erin looks at Revlon's shady and allegedly racist business practices. And...The Bachelor is back! So be sure to not waste your time by watching it.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS167:"Single Man, Married Man"," My Husband's Not Gay", Best Movies of 2015   
It's 2015! And Erin has made a resolution this year - no more rusted bitches.  Plus, she sheds light on a new advice book for women written by 8 men - WRITTEN BY EIGHT MEN -  called "Single Woman/Married Woman," and Bryan looks at TLC's controversial new reality show "My Husband's Not Gay." Guess what? He is.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS166:2015, Cameron Carpenter, Gay Burger King, Gendered Products, w/ Guest Alison Becker   
Have you seen the video of organist Cameron Carpenter? It will make you feel every emotion ever, mostly horror/titillation. Plus, Bryan looks at a gay kiss-in at Burger King and Erin looks at gendered products, including pickles for girls! And special guest, Alison Becker!  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS165:Christmas, Star Wars, I Am Santa Claus & Zillow   
This week, Erin and Bryan exchange Christmas gifts! Then, Bryan talks about the gay Santa Claus in Morgan Spurlock's new documentary I Am Santa Claus, and Erin looks at sexual harassment at Zillow.com. Plus, they talk about the new Star Wars Trailer. For 10 seconds. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS164:Cake, Dragon Age's Inclusion, UK Porn Ban, & Guest Dave Holmes   
This week, Bryan takes a look at the very gay and trans-friendly game Dragon Age: Inquisition. Plus, Erin looks at new British laws that are trying to censor porn. But that's nothing compared to what's happening in Manhattan Beach. Aaron Sorkin, are you listening? With International Waters and all around world talent, Dave Holmes.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS163:Miami,Anne Geddes,UPS vs. Moms, Rev. Steven Anderson w/ Guest John August   
Erin and Bryan came back from a trip to Miami, and it really changed Erin for the worse. Plus, the Supreme Court discusses rights for pregnant workers and a preached named Steven Anderson called for the execution of gays. Also, is "dim sum" a euphemism for "penis"? And we talk about the movie "Threesome" with screenwriter and fellow podcaster, John August.  Pre-Order Writer Emergency Pack here  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS162:Ass Hunters, Barbie IT, w/ Guest Travis McElroy   
Happy Peter Pan Live Eve! On this Throwing Shade, a video game called "Ass Hunter" was removed by Google Play for being the most controversial game since Nintendo's Duck Hunt. And, Barbie tries to work in computer science...but fails miserably. Plus, where are Bryan's Madonna and Liza posters? Find out now!  With special guest, Travis McElroy!    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS161:Manhattan Transfer, Bill Cosby, Duggars & Gay Kissing, w/ guest Ben Hoffman   
Happy Thanksgiving! At least you're not spending it with the Duggars from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, who love turkey more than gay people. Or with CNN'S Don Lemon, who shames women who come forward about being harassed by Bill Cosby (allegedly). See? Your family is way more functional than anyone on cable television! Plus, we reunite with our Infomania buddy Ben Hoffman.    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS160:Health Fairs, Gay Blood, Old Navy Sizing w/ Guest Jenn Schatz   
Bryan just got back from Texas, where he watched nothing but Fox News and the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. Also, gay men aren't totally banned from giving blood anymore and Old Navy is over-charging plus-size ladies for their jeans. And our good friend, Jenn Schatz stops by to talk about "Deliverance."   Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS159: Farmers' Market, Anti-Rape Face, Gay Starbucks, Guest Amir Talai   
This week, Throwing Shade checks out a new app called The Hormone Horoscope, Starbucks has allegedly become ground zero for ebola and gay sex, and Erin takes a look at the anti-rape face meme. Plus, can you name your favorite farmer's market? Or Tina Turner's autobiography? If yes, then you've got what it takes.    Plus, an interview with our good pal Amir Talai, who teaches us how to go (green) our own way.    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS158:Pippin, Tim Cook, Lady Lawmakers, w/ Guests The Straight Out Report   
Apple's CEO Tim Cook came out of the closet, which made the entire country of Russia lose its mind. Plus, the co-hosts from "The Straight Out Report" on Logo (Friday nights at 10pm) swing by to play a game of Celebrity Net Worth. Who's got more money - Jolie or Aniston?! It will definitely be the most important thing you will learn today.    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS157:Halloween,Party Stores,Lady Bishops & Louie Gohmer   
Happy Halloqueen! This year, Erin and Bryan are giving you three looks - classic Halloween realness, True Detective realness and Gone Girl realness. But that's not nearly as spooky as how the Vatican feels about female bishops or how Republican Congressman from Texas Louie Gohmert feels about gays. Spooky!    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS156:Flat Tires, Extensions, Jillian Michaels, Luxury Pink Washing   
If you've ever wanted to see a wig with teeth, you've come to the right place. In addition to showing off toothy hair extensions, Erin tackles the ridiculous things people sell in the name of breast cancer, and Bryan looks at fitness guru's Jillian Michaels' recent comments that she sometimes wishes she wasn't gay. Also, do you buy your jewelry at the grocery store?  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS155:Heat Wave,Vibrators,Nicholas Sparks & Alabama Abortions   
The last moment of the heat wave exposed Erin to a man with a masturbating tattoo and Bryan to a move in situation with his boyfriend. In importanter news, Nicholas Sparks, soft focus romance purveyor, opened a school only for white straight Christians in linen and Erin reads Alabama to filth for going too far in the pro-life battle.      Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS154:Vagina Massage,Lesbian Jobs,Female Statues,Communes   
Have you ever had an earth witch on a commune stand across from you and massage herself from her legs to her vagina to her chest without breaking eye contact? Then you and Erin have a ton in common this week. Also, a lesbian teacher was fired from her school for getting pregnant and did you know that women only make up less than 10 percent of all statues in the U.S.? Sad but true but dumb.   Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS153:Clown Sex, The Identical, Lady Reviews, Historical Hustlers, w/ Guest April Richardson   
Would you have sex in clown makeup for $50? No, that's not the plot of Dolphin Tale 2. It's an actual bet Bryan made with Erin. Also, Erin gets a performance review from Bryan to see if Fortune Magazine was correct when they reported that women get reviewed very differently than men. Plus, did you know that Caesar was a bottom? All that PLUS! we discuss how afraid of Scientology we all are with guest and pal, April Richardson.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS152: Mashups, Michael Sam, Anti-Rape Nail Polish, with Guest Kimbra   
The NFL's first openly gay player Michael Sam is off the Rams! But ESPN had the real scoop - he never made showering awkward. And! Did you hear that there's finally nail polish to prevent rape?! Someone had to do it!  Also, the singer-songwriter Kimbra joins Erin and Bryan to talk "Somebody That I Used to Know," winning a Grammy, and flying Emirates Airlines. Also, how many famous broccoli cartoons can you name? Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS151:Ice Buckets, Michelle Duggar,NY Post Catcalling, with Guest Tanlines   
Erin challenged Bryan to throw ice for ALS! So instead he's just gonna write them a check. Also, Queen of Bangs Michelle Duggar of "19 Kids and Counting" said some incredibly stupid things about trans women. And finally, indie super-duo Tanlines drop by to talk about everything from the Ying-Yang twins to Google to Bernadette Peters. Also, can you climax standing up?  Check out Tanlines' music here and Jesse's podcast No Effects here. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS150:Lyft, Disneyland, Church Going Gays, Lady Business $$   
This week, Bryan took a Lyft for the first time! It was as delightful as an emu leg in Disneyland. Meanwhile, Erin reveals that women get waaay less financial loans for businesses than men do. And Bryan discusses a new poll revealing how LGBTs feel about religion. Plus, the Secret app! Share with friends, anonymously...   Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS149:Ursa, Breastfeeding, PREP & Daryl Hannah   
Do you experience feelings of unease when you see a woman breast-feeding in public? Are you a man who has sex with men who wants a back-up plan? Do you often feel like the woman in the awesome pantsuit from Superman II is under appreciated? If so, this episode of Throwing Shade might be right for you.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS148:Nevada City, Homophones, Nicki Minaj's Butt, Burning Man   
First and most importantly, Erin went to a place called Nevada City. Less importantly, a man was fired from his job for using the word "homophone" on Facebook and Nicki Minaj is making people upset for the cover art on her new song "Anaconda" because she shows her buns, hun. Get ready for the two worst Nicki Minaj impressions ever.   Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS147: Bryan's Birthday, Male Run Lady Companies, Cosmo for Lesbians, Guest Pete Zias   
It's Bryan's birthday! And Erin got him just what he wanted - a picture of a cat smoking a fake cigarette. Even more shocking than that? Apparently dudes are the ones in charge of picking out your lipstick and your tampons. Plus, Cosmopolitan went equal-opportunity with their crazy sex advice and profile 28 mind-blowing sex positions for lesbians. It's finally official - everyone has sex. But where is the vulva? Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS146: Planet of the Apes, Two and a Half Men, Thor, w/ Musical Guest LP   
Did you see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Erin and Bryan did and we're not impressed with their lady ape and their zero gay apes. What does impress them? Marvel comics has made Thor a woman! And in the best news ever, the incredible singer-songwriter LP stops by to talk Elvis, yoga farts, whistle the theme song from "Friends,"  and sing a song from her new album Forever Not Now, which is out now! You won't believe her voice!  Buy LP's "Forever Not Now" here Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS145:Ghost The Musical, Mormon Lady Power, Homophobic Sopranos,and guests Jack & Rachel Antonoff   
Molly, you in danger girl, because Erin and Bryan are coming to see you in Ghost The Musical and they are bringing their judgement glasses, which have been broken in thanks to the Mor-mans and their refusal to let ladies have some power and the insane homophobic rant of soprano Tamar Iveri. Also, Jack and Rachel Antonoff join TSPOD for a foursome romp through Step By Step, Top That, and crashing proms in your 30s. Ditto!  Buy Bleacher's "Strange Desire" here  Check out Rachel's line here Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          Menyikapi Topeng-topeng kebaikan yang ada di sekitar kita   
Apakah ucapan, perbuatan, status, tweets tentang kebaikan yang ditampakkan orang-orang di sekitar kita itu hanya sebatas kulit ataukah tulus dari hati nurani mereka? Itu sama sekali bukan urusan kita. Kita tidak punya kapasitas untuk menghakimi apakah seseorang itu baik beneran, atau hanya berpura-pura. Dan yang paling penting ialah kita tidak ikut bertanggung jawab dengan keihlasan seseorang
          TS144:Wheel of Fortune, The Pope, Sen. Mike Lee, The Atlantic, Guest Sharon Van Etten   
What are you doing this summer? Well, if you're like Bryan, you're totally ignoring Erin's suggestion of going to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor aka the world's most exciting cesspool. Also, the Pope says dumb stuff about women in the church. And Pat Sajak meets a gay person for the first time on Wheel of Fortune. Plus, the amaaaaaazing singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten sits down with us to talk harmonies, Txakolina, Working Girl and the toddler from The Passion of the Christ.   Buy Sharon Van Etten's Album  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS143: Hobby Lobby, Lesbian Sheriffs, Robyn, and Guest Rhett Miller   
Diana Ross and the Supreme Court have really outdone themselves this time. America's most crafty "family" business no longer has to pay for employees' birth control. Congrats, nobody! But it all gets temporarily better because the incredibly handsome and talented Rhett Miller  (@rhettmiller) of the Old 97s stops by to talk about how he saw Axl Rose wear a mumu while getting a foot massage and also to serenade us with a song. Check out his album here!  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS142: The World Cup, Adam Richman, Man vs. Food, Xanax, Thinspiration   
Well, the World Cup is coming to a middle which is very exciting. What's not exciting are the homophobic slurs being screamed onto the field. But who cares? Not FIFA. Also, Adam Richman from Man vs. Food has lost a lot of weight and even more perspective. Plus, Erin's an alcoholic and Bryan's a drug addict. Great week! Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS141: Rick Perry, Assassin’s Creed, the Banger Sisters, Guest Sara Benincasa   
This week, Throwing Shade doesn’t make any sense! First of all, Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism. Then Erin takes a look at how the makers of the video game Assassin’s Creed have the worst and most confusing explanations as to why they don’t include female characters. And finally, the hilarious and smart Sara Benincasa talks to us about Uber, coming out as bisexual, and agoraphobia. Oh, and which Banger Sister are you?   Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS140: World Cup, Texas GOP Anti-Gay Platform, Special Guest MØ   
Throwing Shade has gone Global. Kind of. We have the incredible musical stylings of Danish singer MØ, who's just coming off a sold-out US tour. And Bryan is fresh back from a trip to Mexico! Meanwhile, Erin worked all weekend and found paintings in her bushes. She also goes to Brazil and takes a look at the World Cup's ridiculous and sexist ads, while Bryan looks at the Texas GOP's new party platform, which includes a sentence endorsing gay conversion therapy. Turns out, Texas is the most foreign place of all.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TV hosts strike back at US President Donald Trump's 'face-lift' tweets   
Two TV hosts have struck back against crude tweets sent out by US President Donald Trump, in which he mocked one of them for her appearance.
          TS139: Maleficent, Harvey Milk Stamp, Jill Abramson, New York Times   
Bad news! The electric company owes Bryan $10,000! And Erin cried at Maleficent! But don't worry because there's also...great news! The new Harvey Milk stamp is out and available at a post office near you! But back to the bad news. Some of us still have problems with women in the workplace, even though we don't think we do. You know what they say - you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and then you have...mostly bad news.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS138: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Summer Weddings, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cosplay   
"How to Train Your Dragon 2" is getting a new gay character! Plus, being a wedding guest costs more than $500 per wedding now! It's hard to believe. As hard to believe as Gwyneth Paltrow in "Seven." And finally prepare yourself for the legend of Throwing Shade's latest inspiration - FREDDY BELL JONES!  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS137: Burning Man, India, BYU Gay Survey, Korean Plastic Surgery   
Erin's taking Bryan to Burning Man even though Bryan's burning up, man. Ah! Get it? This episode is full up on gay surveys at Brigham Young University and the plastic surgery epidemic in South Korea and if you listen really closely, you can hear Bryan and Erin suffering from heat stroke.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS136: Solange, Michael Sam, Ask Amy, Casseroles   
A man kissed another man on ESPN and the world didn't turn inside out and envelope itself in lava! Hooray! And another wonderful letter to Ask Amy. Stay cool, dudes, Olsen Twins style.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS135: Bro Cuddling, Choose Purity, Spider-Man, Ryan Gosling   
Bryan finally removes the makeup and wigs and shows us all who he really is, all while talking about how UK sports bros are into hugging and kissing each other, cause what's the big deal? Plus, Erin talks about everyone's favorite Fall Carnival, the Choose Purity Slut Shaming Event, sponsored by the Las Vegas police. Plus, find out what "The Toe-Tag Monologues" is. Are? Is.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS134: Princess Diana, Cupping, Gay Tennessee, Game of Thrones' Rape Problem, Guest Jonathan Van Ness   
Erin got cupped and Bryan went on an old boat, but it wasn't good times for everyone this week, and especially not for gay commitment ceremonies in Tennessee. Plus, have you heard that "Game of Thrones" has a rape problem?  Learn all about all those things plus how to get married dressed as a strawberry this week. PLUS the hilarious Joanthan Van Ness from "Gay of Thrones."   Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS133: Paycheck Fairness, Lesbian Police Chief Fired, Day Drinking, Beyonce   
Did you know that the reason women don't get paid equally is because they're just plain ol' dumb? It's true - according to lunatics like Charles Murray and Texas gubernatorial hopeful (less) Greg Abbott. Plus, a police chief named Crystal Moore got fired in Latta, South Carolina, because she's a lesbian. And, Bryan gives the rundown on how he'd sneak into Jay-Z and Beyonce's house. And it's a great plan.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS132: South Carolina Lesbians, Wall Street Insanity, and Guest Betty Who   
Be all that you can be - when you join the ranks of the US Lesbian Army! Hear about the University of South Carolina Upstate college performance of the satirical "How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days" that tricked super angry state politicians into thinking it was an actual lesbian recruiting center. AND! 50 things that every woman NEEDS to know about men, according to the experts at Wall Street Insanity. PLUS! Betty Who stops by to chat, be charming, and honors us with an acoustic version of "Somebody Loves You" at the end of the episode!    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS131: Gay Dinner Theatre, Paternity Leave in Baseball, Mike Francesa & Guest Sandra Fluke   
The distant cousin of the woman who wrote into the newspaper about how to handle her gay son went to see "Deathtrap" in Salt Lake City and had a complete meltdown over the gay kiss, and Bryan has everything to say about it. And, did you know it's hard for major league baseball daddies to get R-E-S-P-E-C-T when they replace bat swinging for newborn holding? That PLUS!!!! reproductive rights defender and California State Senate candidate Sandra Fluke .    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS130: Earthquakes, Scott Lively, Dress Codes, Guest Susan Orlean   
The big one is coming, and yes we're talking about earthquakes and yes, we're talking about episode 130! Bryan talks about extremely awful anti-gay politician and Orson Welles impersonator Scott Lively, Erin talks about school dress codes for ladies, and they both talk to acclaimed writer (and natural redhead) Susan Orlean.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS129: Hobby Lobby, Missouri Admissions Homophobia, Erin's Birthday, Special Guest Tatum O'Neal   
It was Erin's birthday, and Bryan remembered it! But Erin's birthday is not about Bryan. Or Erin for that matter. It's about the interview with legendary Oscar-winner Tatum O'Neal. Even though we had sound issues - guys, we're sorry but we did - she talks John McEnroe, Anna Paquin and how she and Michael Jackson went to a Commodores concert in disguise. Oh, also, Hobby Lobby doesn't want to insure women who want birth control. And a college in Missouri doesn't want to admit a gay student. All that to say... Happy Birthday, Erin!  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS128:Earthquakes, Tampons, St. Patrick's Day Parades, Lady Laws   
Irish-Jewish-Texan Erin Gibson and Syrian-German-Texan Bryan Safi just spent a week in their home state, and came back having tried the unimaginable - something called "Macaroni and Cheese" soup.  Bryan discusses for the first time why he's exactly like Guinness Beer (neither of them went to the St. Patrick's Day parade), and Erin looks at the most insane lady laws in America. And they both have a very enlightening about the Tampax Pearl.   They also went to SXSW, and refused to call it South By.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS127: Los Angeles Winters, Jurassic Park, Kelly Blazek, Homophobic Stress   
Get our your umbrellas and your light jackets, Los Angeles! It's time for our winter! Bryan and Erin try to stay warm while they chit-chat about Jurassic Park becoming a reality, Kelly Blazek's epic email takedowns of everyone who is jobless in Cleveland, and a new study that says people who hate gay people die sooner. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS126: Oscars, Hot Yoga, Gay Acceptance, Sports Illustrated and Barbie   
The Oscars are a night for class, sophistication, and for Matthew McConaughey to quote himself from '"Dazed and Confused." Bryan and Erin wanted to care about the awards (sort of) but were too busy with inheriting houses, hot yoga, polls on how Americans are feelin' about the gays these days and Barbie's new job as both an entrepreneur and a swimsuit model. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS125: CookieCott2014, Arizona Gay Discrimination, and Guest Jennifer Tress   
Erin remembers she's half Jewish and Bryan finds out the name of the guy he's dating, plus, seriously fun discussions on CookieCott2014 and Arizona State Senate's war on gays, all topped off with "You're Not Pretty Enough" author and life getter, Jennifer Tress.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS124: True Detective, Gay Bicycles, Kansas' Anti-Gay Law, Susan Patton   
We have "True Detective" DVR'd but we haven't had time to watch it! Please, everyone stop yelling at us! We're busy talking about Kansas's anti-discrimination laws passed to protect conservatives who discriminate against gay people and allies. And of course, Susan Patton - Bump-it lover and Princeton grad - who is using fear tactics to get young women to drop their goals and get married already!!!    Moon Pie Cherry Face!  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS123:Olympics, Team Farrow, AOL's Distressed Births,Michael Sam   
ABC, easy as episode 123! Erin talks about Tony Robbin's impersonator/AOL CEO Tim Armstong's ill-conceived attack on distressed babies, and a football star is born in Michael Sam, who has two first names and one sexual orientation. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS122: SuperBowl XLVIII, Bob Dylan, Liquor Stores, Steroids, Brooklyn Decker   
They did it! The team won!! Erin celebrates the big win by tearing into Bob Dylan, and Bryan celebrates by hooking up with a stranger. The two dive Dickens deep into steriod use by young LGBT teens and Brooklyn Deckers' tips for ladies who don't understand how to do the Superbowl watching. WARNING: This episode might not be suitable for fish.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS121: Grammys, Professional Cheerleader Pay, Coke and Sochi, Ladies Against Humanity creator Kate Stayman-London   
Did you watch the Grammy's and cry when Queen Latifah married gay people? Bryan didn't. This week's show is 100 shades of gray gardens, with special costumes of the day for the Raiderette's discriminatory paying practices, Coke's anti-gay "Share a Virtual Coke" campaign, and special guest Kate Stayman-London, creator of Ladies Against Humanity. Laugh like nobody's joking.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS120: The Bachelor, Senator-Elect Black Dick, Flowers in the Attic, Looking   
This week, Throwing Shade is LOOKING good! (Get it? The tv show "Looking"? Jokes. Funny.) Bryan and Erin also revel in Heather Graham's incredible performance in Lifetime's "Flowers in the Attic" as well as the benefits of swishing coconut oil in your mouth. Bryan throws shade on paid idiot and Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis who said some pretty terrible things about gay people, or as he calls them, "pervert." Then Erin talks about political hopeful Dick Black, who has some truly insane things to say about women.  This week, why not take a bath face-down?  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS119: Golden Globes, Jacqueline Bisset, Lulu, Oral and Anal in Virginia   
Hello Hollywood! Awards season has officially begun, and its undisputed queen is obviously Jacqueline Bisset aka Erin Gibson. This week, Erin takes a closer look at the app Lulu, which lets girls rate dudes they know on Facebook. And Bryan takes a look at new legilation that would criminalize oral and anal sex for teenagers in Virginia, which is a waste of no one's time!  Here's hoping Jacqueline Bisset's Golden Globes speech wins Best Picture at the Oscars. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS118: Utah Gay Marriage, The Biological Bond of Women and Gay Men, Sex Dolls, Clubbing   
It's 2014! And Throwing Shade is here, half-queer, and refuses to get used to anything. First they catch up on their breaks - Erin went to a club, Bryan got his mom a Roku, or as she calls it, a "Rokuku." Then Bryan gives real-time updates on the bait-and-switch gay marriage moves in Utah, while Erin cites a new study that explains why gay men and women are best friends. It's biological and not completely logical.  Did you see Wolf of Wall Street? Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS117: Happy New Year, Duck Dynasty, Lady Products, Lyft   
Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived, and Erin and Bryan rang it in by getting blackout drunk. Which means so far they've kept their New Year's resolution. Also, Erin goes over the most ridiculous lady products of the year, and Bryan goes in hard on the Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty controversy. Have a great 2014, and black out with your rack out! (this episode was previously recorded) Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS116: Merry Christmas, Gay-Away Candy, Suzanne Venker, Why Women Need Husbands, Lisa Frank   
Merry Christmas, everybody! To celebrate, Erin and Bryan do a gift exchange and Erin spills the tea on super-wacko Lisa Frank, while Bryan notes the elegance of Vanna White. And just in time for Christmas comes a novelty candy from Canada that claims the gay will melt away in your mouth. Then Erin talks aobut the comeback of Fox journalist and noted woman-hater Suzanne Venker who's still rocking with that logic that women are nothing without men.  Merry Christmas to all of you who love presents from China! Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS115: Beyonce, Time Magazine's Person of the Year, India's Anti-Gay Problem and Special Guest Erin's Mom   
Did you download Beyonce's new album? Did you send your grandmother flowers? All of those questions and more are answered on this week's Throwing Shade. Erin talks about the serious shade being thrown at women by Time Magazine, Bryan discusses the five-steps-back anti-gay law in India that criminalizes gayness, and Erin's mom is our special guest! She gives us her thoughts on Meg Ryan, snakes and Erin's perms. Seriously, though, send your grandmother some flowers. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS114: The Sound of Music Live, Tom Daley, Aristocratic Women without Titles, Special Guest Jerry O'Connell   
The hills are alive with the sound of shade! Erin and Bryan are back to discuss things they are passionate about - specificailly the band Heart not performing at Sea World. Erin throws shade at aristocratic British women not being able to inherit titles, while Bryan discusses the ridiculous "controversy" of Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black possibly dating. And we have an interview with the handsome, hilarious, and heartfelt Jerry O'Connell (Stand by Me, Sliders, Jerry Maguire, the Veronica Mars movie)! Climb every mountain!  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS113: Kinky Boots, Natural Hair, Gravity, Downton Tabby, and Special Guest Yeardley Smith   
Thanksgiving may be over, but we've only just begun to live...and talk. Kinky Boots causes an UP(Katy Perry's)ROAR for existing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 12 year old Vanessa Van Dyke breaks her school's handbook by having hair, and Bryan and Erin talk with the human version of one-dimensional feminist icon Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS112: Happy Thanksgivukkah, Curvy Girl Lingerie, Best Gay Advice, Oprah   
Happy Thanksgivukkah! For the first time in 70,000 years Hannukah starts the same day as Thanksgiving! Also, for the first time in 70,000 years, Erin and Bryan take a look at what they're thankful for. But don't worry,they're still plenty shady. Bryan talks about Ask Amy - an advice column that gave the absolute best advice ever for a parent with a gay child. Meanwhile, Erin looks at the fallout of a plus-size lingerie company that used non-airbrushed models.   Just remember this. When you're sitting with your family at dinner this week, don't force anyone to like the Matrix.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS111: Gym Pills, Alec Baldwin, Justin Lookadoo, and Yoda   
Fall is here! Which means two things - it's getting darker outside much earlier and it's a great time of year to steal pills that you find on the floor of your gym. Just like Erin did! This week, Bryan talks about Alec Baldwin's latest rage-filled tirade chock full of anti-gay slurs. And Erin gives us the low-down on Justin Lookadoo - an awesome dude who loads teens up on misinformation when it comes to sex education.  Yup, it's time to go redhead.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS110: Wolf Murder, Short Haircuts Kill Boners, Hawaii Anti-Gay Logic and Murder She Wrote   
Happy Birthday, Throwing Shade! You are two years old! But honestly, you don't look a day over 110. Erin's back from her trip to the backwoods of Missouri where she (probably) close to being ripped apart by wolves. So she keeps it short and stylish with a new article from the revered website "Total Frat Move" all about how girls with pixie cuts turn dudes off. Looking at you, Jennifer Lawrence. And Bryan is hoping that Hawaii becomes the 16th state to legalize gay marriage but not before sloshing through some of the dumbest arguments against gay marriage ever made, straight from the Aloha State.  Get out there an snatch those purses!  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS109: The Diva Run, Hallmark's Non-Gay Christmas Ornament, Dia de los Muertos, Radio Shack   
Erin and Bryan are back doing what they do - having panic attacks in Radio Shack and hanging out at cemeteries with Vanessa Williams. So, business as usual. This week, Bryan talks about the Hallmark Christmas ornament that has everyone freaking out for using the phrase "Don we now our FUN apparel" instead of "gay apparel." And Erin goes into detail about a 5K in Miami that makes women wear boas, tiaras and run for a prize of Botox. Seriously. The question is, are you a Diva-licious or are you Diva-Kathy?  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS108:Hallowqueen, Campus Sexual Assault, Gay Waiters, Lost Boys   
Happy Hallowqueen! Bryan and Erin bring you two scary stories from the real world, Emily Yoffe's op-ed "College Women:Stop Getting Drunk"  and a Carrabbas' waiter who received hateful advice about being gay instead of a tip. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS107: LA Doctors, Saudi Women Driving Ban, Gay Luggage, 80s Realness   
Bryan got dental work, so enjoy what he'll sound like when he gets Bell's Palsy, and Erin does an all 80s look that you can see yesterday on Funny or Die's Throwing Shade web series. They two speech imparingly discuss the October 26th protest against Saudi driving bans, Australian luggage handlers taping "I AM GAY" on luggage, and our obligatory mention of Mary Jo Buttafuoco. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          The Latest: Trump tweets back at 'Morning Joe'   
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest developments involving President Donald Trump and MSNBC (all times local):...
          32 million people would lose coverage if Obamacare was repealed   

Republican senators are skittish enough that their health care bill would leave 22 million people more without health insurance by 2026, compared to Obamacare.

They likely won't be too keen on President Trump's suggestion to just repeal Obamacare immediately and replace it later if they can't get enough support to pass their bill.

That move would probably leave 18 million more people without coverage in the first year after its enactment and 32 million more by 2026, according to a Congressional Budget Office report that looked at an earlier GOP bill to repeal Obamacare.

It would also cause premiums on individual market policies to increase by up to 25% the first year and to nearly double by 2026.

All this would happen mainly because the individual mandate -- which requires nearly all Americans to get coverage or pay a penalty -- would be repealed. But some insurers would also likely pull out of the market, the CBO said. The remaining carriers would likely raise rates dramatically because the remaining enrollees would tend to be older and sicker.

This is one reason why Republican lawmakers in both the House and the Senate moved away from a straight repeal of Obamacare without a replacement bill. That left insurers, consumers and other Republican members in a tizzy. Only 19% of Americans supported repealing Obamacare first and replacing later, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released in March.

That hasn't stopped some conservative GOP members from pushing for a full repeal. Both Senators Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Rand Paul of Kentucky have recently broached the topic with Trump, likely leading to his tweet Friday morning.

While senators are expected to ignore Trump's suggestion, it does inject more uncertainty into the future of Obamacare and the individual market. And that's the last thing insurers need.

Already, many are raising rates or even dropping out of the individual market completely for 2018. Some 36 counties in Nevada, Ohio and Indiana are at risk of having no carrier on their exchanges next year, according to Kaiser.

Their main concerns: the mandate that everyone have insurance and the cost-sharing subsidies for lower-income Americans.

Insurers are brushing off the president's comments, saying they are moving forward with the efforts in Congress.

"We're focused on making recommendations to improve the [Senate bill], and on ensuring a stable 2018," said Kristine Grow, a spokeswoman for America's Health Insurance Plans, an industry trade group.

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          6月30日(金)のつぶやき その1   

U -ꎴ-)⋆。˚✩ɢ∞פ ɴⅈɢhт ༘*ೄ˚ pic.twitter.com/8uecM7f0G1 #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 01:00

∵⃝/\⍢⃝/\⍤⃝/\⍨⃝/\∵⃝/\⍢⃝/\⍤⃝/\⍨⃝/\∵⃝/\⍢⃝/
罪なき命が
犠牲にならない世界を★
全ての生に あなたの優しさを♥ #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 01:15

( ͒꒪̛ཅ꒪̛ ͒)✧寝ぼけてぇ〜… (ㅎωㅎ*)ウトウト U ㅎꎴㅎ)⋆。˚✩ɢ∞פ ɴⅈɢhт ༘*ೄ˚ ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/ pic.twitter.com/8VsNFvLFZA #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 02:00

ˁ῁̭ˀˁ῁̮ˀˁ῁̱ˀˁ῁̥ˀˁ῁̼ˀˁ῁̩ˀˁ῁̬ˀˁ῁̯ˀˁ῁̰ˀˁ῁͓ˀ
覗いてみて ☉_☉
ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/ #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 03:15

I hope to become a world without suffering to animals. pic.twitter.com/r0QIDxTakq #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 05:15

朝だよ♪ 素敵な1日を〜☆ pic.twitter.com/EzAYr1Ii1D #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 06:45

犬と猫と人間と2 TSUTAYA
日本人は見なければならない作品。
ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en… pic.twitter.com/OclpwIn4tW #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 07:15

ボクのお母さん、まだ寝てるから 顔にしっこかけて起こすかワン? *•̀.̫•́ *… ノ°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 08:45

映画 COVE
日本人ならば見なければならない
悲しすぎる真実
# #tweet4taiji #Japan #dolphin
ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en… pic.twitter.com/t4YI7A1Pk6 #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 09:15

張り裂ける心
ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en…
辛いから見たくない?辛いから広め無くす努力をするのでは?自分のことしか考えないの?本当に辛いのあなたではなく彼らです! pic.twitter.com/jmskKpv8e3 #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 11:16

pic.twitter.com/oCSiiOGdQI
Where is the peace?
Animals and I have not found peace

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 11:40

わんこの熱中症
ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en
今からの時期 昼間のお散歩やお留守番時、熱中症ややけどに気をつけて下さい。 pic.twitter.com/Cg9PAAtih9

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 12:35

【支援のお願い】
殺処分されてしまう子を救いたい!シェルターを作りたい!
ご支援お願いします。 #募金
ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en…
pic.twitter.com/avOKTCopPU

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 12:45

【里親募集】愛してくれる家族を待つわんこ 愛知県
ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en…
pic.twitter.com/fyF76v9deo #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 13:16

【里親募集】愛してくれる家族を待つわんこ 愛知県
ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en…
お問い合わせは
09017204449 中村まで pic.twitter.com/fyF76v9deo #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 15:16

「綺麗な夕日が悲しい」 amba.to/PCMOtx 綺麗な夕陽が悲しみに変わる…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 17:00

「愛知県動物保護管理センタ/犬猫家族募集」 amba.to/A6ytlS 新しい家族となって下さい☆にゃんこもわんこもいます。 #犬 #猫 #ペット #殺処分 #里親 #家族 #愛知 #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 17:16

「お母さん 人間ってバカだね」 ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en… 全ての人間が命を尊べば みんな幸せになれるのに… pic.twitter.com/hRgolltXee

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 18:00

Good morning!! Have a good day! pic.twitter.com/EzAYr1Ii1D #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 18:30

「改めて殺処分」 ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en… 殺処分は安楽死ではありません!窒息死です。何故家族を捨てれるの? #cat #dog #pet #犬 #猫 #nyanko #wanko #殺処分 pic.twitter.com/n32TilVC

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 18:35

明日というもの amba.to/QWHu3S 明日がくるのが当たり前だと思う社会で 無責任な人間により明日がない動物達が沢山います(ཀ _ ཀ) 家族から捨てられ 生きることすら奪われる者がいる… pic.twitter.com/Gi303kLn

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 19:00

命の約束
ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en…
破れぬはずの 約束
あなたは 命の約束 胸に刻んでいますか? pic.twitter.com/qusPfZzriA #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 19:16

豊田真由子様 ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en… #ametwi #pet

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 19:19

【追悼】今日という金曜日 amba.to/NerAB7 『最期まで愛し通せないなら飼うな!』 無責任な人間のせいで 沢山の尊い命が 昨日また消えた… 毎週金曜日 魔の金曜日 金曜日に無責任な人間が消えればいい! 何故 あの子達が…?

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 19:30

「飼い主の罪」 amba.to/QG6kZJ 何故 愛せないのですか?何故 見捨てたのですか?ボクはずっと待ってました。あなたが迎えに来てくれると信じて待ってました。今でもボクはあなたを愛しています。

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 19:50

「昨日まで 確かにあった命」 ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en… 身勝手な人間のせいで 消える命がたくさんある pic.twitter.com/PhL1Vd4l

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 20:00

愛知県動物管理センター わんこ里親募集
ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en… pic.twitter.com/E8eBPJ77zK

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 20:15

「ふざけるな」 ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en… 名前を付け ハーネスや首輪まで付けたのに…どんな気持ちで捨てていったの?どうして家族を捨てれるの?

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 20:25

家族を捨てたら...管理センターの子達 amba.to/OZ0gdk 収容された子達の大半は殺処分になります(ཀ _ ཀ) 私は飼い主・ブリーダーを絶対に許さない(╬ಠิ益ಠิ) 許せない! #ペット #殺処分 #犬 #猫

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 20:30

里親募集 愛知県ameblo.jp/juntomotomo/en…
愛してくれる家族を探してます。

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 21:00
          TS46: Linda Harvey, Lancome, Condoms and Moms   
Welcome to Cher-tember! Even though we're busy watching the leaves turn and dusting off our turtlenecks, we took some serious time to talk about Mission: America's Linda Harvey SURPRISING views on gays and the FDA getting all up in Lacome's biznass for their anti-wrinkle cream, Genifique. Tweets, WYR, and tons and tons of dirty, disgusting sex talk. Here come the hotsteppers!  Participate in #Share-tember (#Cher-tember) - spread the word about Throwing Shade and post photos of new recruits on our Facebook page in exchange for a photo of Bryan and Erin autographed with a terrible piece of advice. Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          Tweet Free   
Today marks the start of my 30-day hiatus from the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

Someone told me I must be really hooked on these social networking sites, especially Twitter, and I could not probably live without them. So I am challenging myself and staying away from Twitter and Facebook for 30 days. No tweets, no status updates, no uploading of photos. I won't even peek to check my friends' tweets and posts.

Surprisingly, I find myself looking forward to the 30 days of being Twitter and FB-free. You can imagine the pain these two sites have given me in the past few months, so I am embracing this self-imposed hiatus. Never mind that I would probably be the last to know about the latest happenings with my friends and co-workers. Then again, it may also save me from seeing all those posts that could be really painful. ^_^

So let's bring it on!

And by the way, no, I'm not staying away from blogger. :)
 
          Who the Hell is Eric Garcetti and Why Will It Cost $1000 to Meet Him on Dec. 12th? Gil’s Son Wants to be Mayor of Los Angeles   
TweetLos Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti wants to be The Next Mayor of Los Angeles, so he’s coming up to the 415 to try to raise some cash. Lots and lots and lots of cash. Here he is, the son of Gilbert Salvadore Iberri “Gil” Garcetti. (Junior sort of looks like the guy what sold […]
          Comparing Trump’s Tweets with the Words of Abraham Lincoln   

President Donald Trump and President Abraham Lincoln have a lot in common, they are both presidents, Republicans, and they both have lots of famous quotes attributed to them. But it’s safe to say they may be remembered a bit differently. While Lincoln wrote about preserving the Union, fighting and winning the Civil War, and

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          Wimbledon 2017: Full Draw Results, List of Seedings and Brackets   

Defending champion Andy Murray could face Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year ahead of a potential semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal, while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are on the other side of the draw. 

Record's Jose Morgado tweeted the full draw, which can also be found at Wimbledon's official website:

 Angelique Kerber could have a tough time this year after drawing 2015 finalist Garbine Muguruza in the fourth round, ahead of a potential clash with Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarter-finals.

The tournament's official Twitter account shared the projected men's quarter-finals:

Murray has a mixed route to the final, per The Times' Stuart Fraser:

He could face Dustin Brown in Round 2the same stage Brown knocked Nadal out in two years agowhile likely third-round clash Fabio Fognini has an even 3-3 head-to-head record against the Scot.

World No. 15 Lucas Pouille or the mercurial Nick Kyrgios may await in Round 4 before three extremely difficult tests.

Wawrinka knocked Murray out of this year's French Open, while Nadal won the tournament for the 10th time by beating the Swiss star in the final.

His rivals might also face some tricky contests along the way, though, with Federer opening against Alexandr Dolgopolov and Marin Cilic doing the same against PhilippKohlschreiber.

Meanwhile, Nadal and Djokovic will need to avoid potential banana skins in Round 3, as they're lined up to face Karen Khachanov and Juan Martin del Potro, respectively.

Wimbledon also shared the women's projected quarter-final clashes:

With reigning champion Serena Williams absent because of her pregnancy, 2016 runner-up and world No. 1 Kerber has taken her place in the draw, but the German does not have the ideal platform to bounce back from her shock first-round exit at Roland Garros.

Sports journalist Reem Abulleil shared her potential route to the final:

Likely third-round opponent Lucie Safarova has won two of their three past meetings, while Muguruza has won their last four matches together. Kuznetsova also has an edge in their head-to-head, and 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska will be a tricky opponent for anyone.

There are plenty of exciting opening clashes in the women's draw, too:

Sixth seed and local favourite Johanna Konta will get the chance to avenge her first-round exit in Paris at the hands of Su-Wei Hsieh, as she faces her once again in the opening round.

The draw has thrown up plenty of thrilling ties for both the men and the women this year, so the next fortnight promises to be yet another memorable edition of the sport's most prestigious Grand Slam.

Read more Tennis news on BleacherReport.com


          King Soopers Free Friday: Haribo Gummy Candy   

Every Friday, King Soopers offers a digital coupon for a FREE product, which you download to your SooperCard. Today, Friday, June 30, it’s a FREE bag of Haribo gummy candy (4.5- to 5-oz., select varieties.) Here’s how it works: 1.) Visit the “Free Friday Download” page...

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          Get Free Ice Cream Sandwich at 7-Eleven   

There’s no better way to celebrate the July 4th weekend than with ice cream, especially when it doesn’t cost you a dime! From Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4, 7-Eleven is serving up the sweet stuff — get a FREE Nestle Toll House chocolate chip sandwich at participating...

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          Free Cab Rides Over July 4th Weekend   

Had one too many beers, shots or mixed drinks this Independence Day weekend? Don’t even think about driving. The Sawaya Law Firm is offering FREE cab rides from Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 4. (We think it’s better to be safe than sorry. Even if you have just a drink or two, you...

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          Free Creative Play Space Saturdays at Argo Park   

The nonprofit RedLine Contemporary Art Center, which aims to connect art and community, has a project, called Play Space, just for the kiddos. Children and their families can take part in FREE artist-led creative play sessions at Argo Park in the Globeville neighborhood on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m....

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          The battle must begin at state level   
There are vital issues that get shunted aside in the ongoing public obsession over Trump’s latest tweetstorm. In The Case for Paying Less Attention to Donald Trump, Ed Burmila, in Rolling Stone, makes a cogent point that we should pay … Continue reading
          Mike Leach dusts off Twitter with fireworks   
MIKE LEACH doesn’t take to Twitter very often. But Washington State’s head man fired off several tweets on Thursday night on the heels of a USA Today article.
          Comment on Trump Administration Unapologetic Following President’s Latest Twitter Tirade by fadista   
A truly moronic comment from KQED's village idiot. No one is denying that Trump has a 1st amendment right to tweet as he likes as long as he refrains from divulging classified information which, in case you'e not aware of it, Mike, is not covered by the 1st amendment. The debate is whether his tweets are "presidential". I guess the gist of the debate escaped you. Keep showing off your ignorance, Mike. Apparently that's all you've got for us.
          The Case of Syria and the Bleeding Women   
Contrast the almost universal indignation over Trump’s warped Tweets with the complete lack of attention paid to the 500 civilians US airstrikes in Syria have killed in the last month, real bloodshed that is treated as merely being part of the presidential job description. Despite Trump’s own warning a mere two years ago that “we should stay out of Syria,” he now finds himself hip-deep in Syrian blood with no apparent aversion to his predicament. I’m not sure the about the percentage of bleeding women amid the daily carnage in Syria, though it seems to be enough to whet Trump’s appetite for destruction. More
          Dundee’s Cinematic Abundance   
I recently learned about a Twitter account that campaigns against Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee’s excellent culture hub in the centre of the city. Typical tweets include: [blackbirdpie id=”124581248428548096″] [blackbirdpie id=”124933453421617152″] I went to see Friends with Benefits a few weeks ago, and it was pretty awful. The highlight is one funny joke about iPads in […]
          Trump urges Republicans to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later   

President Donald Trump barged into Senate Republicans' delicate health care negotiations Friday, declaring that if lawmakers can't reach a deal they should simply repeal "Obamacare" right away and then replace it later on.

Trump's tweet revives an approach that GOP leaders and the president himself...


          'Morning Joe' hosts respond on-air with authority, power to presidential ugliness   

The on-air response today from Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough to President Donald Trump’s ugly Thursday-morning tweets about them was such compelling television I watched it twice.

It ran live for about 30 minutes at 7 a.m., and then was replayed at 8 a.m., and it was just as powerful the...


          LeBron Is Subtweeting Again, Let's Rampantly Speculate And Assume It's About Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors   
LeBron James is subtweeting again.
          Roundup: The Tweet Heard 'Round the World; John Mayer Doesn't Care; Vicious KO Video   
If Kourtney isn’t your favorite Kardashian then you’re just wrong …The possibility of collusion is back (...)
          Alex Jones - 2017-Jun-29, Thursday   
Thursday, June 29, 2017:  Trump Winning Fight Against MSM - President Trump tweeted at MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough this morning, calling them crazy Mika and psycho Joe. Trump's travel ban is set to take effect tonight and protests are expected. Also, Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov warns that the United States is preparing a false flag “provocation” as a pretext to launch a military assault on Syria. Tune in!
          Eight Simple Ways to Enhance Your Car’s Music Experience   

There is never a need to put up with terrible sound quality as you cruise down the road. A handful of minor tweaks can give your tweeters something to sing about. If you are dealing with treble trouble or bad bass, then the following are eight simple ways to pump up the jams that you will want to take note of: 1. Upgrade Your Speakers Stock factory paper speakers and low-quality installations will leave your listening experience flat on the dash. If you want good sound, spring for a decent set of speakers, you’ll be glad you did! 2. Insulate Your Doors Insulating your doors with sound-deadening material by HushMat will reduce vibration and distortion, boost the quality of your car audio installation, and improve your overall sound quality. This is often overlooked, and can make a big difference in the listening experience. 3. Amp It Up More power equals more sound. If you like to crank it up, then you have to give your speakers the juice they need to deliver the clean sound you desire. A well-built amp is just what the audio engineer ordered for top-quality sound. Did you know most speakers blow out due to too little power? This causes the speaker to work harder than designed, heat up faster, and significantly shortens speaker life. Give ‘em the power they need, and they’ll give you years of great sound! 4. Equalize the System Every car is different, and sound will react differently depending on the layout and materials within the interior. An equalizer makes it possible to adjust the sound coming from each speaker for maximum performance. 5. Seal in the Subwoofer Air leaking from around the subwoofer can dilute the sound, resulting in less volume. A well-sealed subwoofer helps contain the sound and direct it best acoustically into the listening environment. 6. Upgrade the Receiver A solid receiver is essential for receiving clear radio signals, smooth CD spins and clear MP3 playback. You will want to select a receiver that has the USB ports and the extras you need to connect your devices to your car audio system. Today’s most popular features like Bluetooth and CarPlay are available in many models in all different price ranges. 7. Splurge on Wire One of the most important elements of audio installation is often ignored. High-quality speaker wire is essential for high-quality sound. You will want to choose wire gauges that are matched to your speakers and their position within the vehicle. 8. Put in a Capacitor Not a flux capacitor unless you plan to go back in time. A simple capacitor will be more than enough to keep the power flowing from the battery to the amp and through your speakers, and keep lights from dimming as well as reducing strain on your vehicles charging system.       Audio Express Are you wondering “Where can I get car audio near me? The answer is Audio Express because we have plenty of stores located throughout the region. We will be happy to listen to your needs and recommend the solutions that will deliver the listening experience you desire. We can help you enjoy concert-quality sound if you love to cruise to Chopin, jam with some jazz or put the pedal to the Metallica. 

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          The Latest: Trump tweets back at 'Morning Joe'   
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest developments involving President Donald Trump and MSNBC (all times local):...
          April Vogue: You Can’t Escape the Phenomena That is Saoirse Ronan   
  Take the time to read this article, and you can tell very quickly that the writer is entirely captured by Ronan: her dazzling appearance and charming personality. As one who has also met her, I can agree that she … Continue reading
          Jake Abel: Destined to Work with Stephenie Meyer?   
Bullett interviewed Jake (Ian) about ‘The Host’, ‘Percy Jackson’, and some other unrelated questions. A lot of the information he provides about this film is much the same as we’ve heard before: he talks about the love ‘box’ and his … Continue reading
          Stephenie Meyer on Good Morning America   
This is a good update (and great publicity for the film) for those who might not be familiar with ‘The Host’, yet. I did catch that Stephenie said she tried to write a book with just humans before, but that … Continue reading
          Monique Currie addition could give Mercury a third scorer to go with Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi   
What's missing in most Mercury games is the kind of scoring balance needed to beat teams like Minnesota.
      
 
 

          Moore: Time to see what the Diamondbacks are made of against Rockies, Dodgers   
Time to see what the Diamondbacks are made of now that we’ve hit the most important stretch of baseball this town has seen in a while.
      
 
 

          Game Day: Robbie Ray, Diamondbacks open three-game set vs. Rockies   
Robbie Ray and the Diamondbacks begin a three-game series with the Rockies on Friday at Chase Field.
      
 
 

          Bickley: Arizona Diamondbacks creating a fresh buzz in the Valley   
The 2017 Diamondbacks are attracting a crowd. And the level of fan engagement is stunning for a market known turnstile apathy.
      
 
 

          Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin to meet with Phoenix Suns   
Clippers star Blake Griffin to meet with Suns
      
 
 

          Top 10 nicknames in baseball history   
Baseball has a long tradition of colorful nicknames. Here are my personal favorites.
      
 
 

          Bullpen implosion leads to series loss for Diamondbacks   
The Diamondbacks’ bullpen failed them vs. the Cardinals, sending them to their first series loss in nearly a month.
      
 
 

          Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field humidor plan pushed back to 2018   
GM Mike Hazen said the club ‘ran out of time’ to get the new humidor at Chase Field up to speed.
      
 
 

          2018 NBA mock drafts: 4 Arizona Wildcats taken in first round?   
Judging by early 2018 NBA mock drafts, the Arizona Wildcats could have a big draft class next year.
      
 
 

          Your take: Arizona Coyotes fans rip Mike Smith for ripping Coyotes   
Coyotes fans didn't take long to respond to Mike Smith's criticism with some of their own.
      
 
 

          What to expect from Suns in NBA free agency   
azcentral sports' Jay Dieffenbach and Doug Haller discuss what the Suns might do when the NBA free agency period begins Friday night.
      
 
 

          Armed with new cleats, Ildemaro Vargas excited to debut against former team   
Ildemaro Vargas was clearly excited, the rookie that was just called up to the majors smiled and shook hands as he entered the clubhouse, ready for his major league debut.
      
 
 

          NFL's top quarterbacks: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan lead 2017 rankings   
The NFL Network recently completed its countdown of the Top 100 players in the NFL for 2017 and a lot of quarterbacks made the list.
      
 
 

          Chicago Bulls release point guard Rajon Rondo   
Chicago made another major move to signal the team is in full rebuild mode, releasing Rajon Rondo a week after trading Jimmy Butler.
      
 
 

          Report: Warriors' Klay Thompson signs shoe extension that could be worth $80 million   
Thompson has reportedly signed an extension to his shoe deal with Chinese company Anta.
      
 
 

          Syracuse's Jim Boeheim calls ex-Indiana coach Tom Crean 'idiot' for Tyler Lydon comments   
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim didn't appreciate former Indiana coach Tom Crean's comments about Tyler Lydon during the NBA draft.
      
 
 

          Minnesota Timberwolves trade PG Ricky Rubio to Utah Jazz for protected first-round pick   
Utah is hoping the acquisition of Rubio will help persuade free-agent Gordon Hayward to re-sign with the Jazz.
      
 
 

          Cubs' Javier Baez emerging as a marketing star   
Javier Baez will become the first baseball player to appear on David's sunflower seeds packaging since former Yankees star Derek Jeter back in 2005.
      
 
 

          Lawsuit filed against Venus Williams in wake of fatal crash   
The estate of the man who died as the result of injuries suffered in an accident involving Venus Williams filed a lawsuit against the tennis star.
      
 
 

          Ranking Arizona’s top 2018 high school football prospects   
     
 
 

          The greatest baseball nicknames of all-time   
Jay Dieffenbach and Richard Morin talk odd, unknown and well-known nicknames of baseballs greats.
      
 
 

          Shot Clock: Who are the Phoenix Suns trying to recruit?   
Greg Moore and Jay Dieffenbach, talk Phoenix Suns possibly trying recruit Blake Griffin and Paul Milsap as free agency opens.
      
 
 

          Torey Lovullo talks loss to Cardinals   
D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo talks loss to St. Louis.
      
 
 

          MLB All-Star vote: Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt has on-field numbers; not the votes   
Diamondbacks star Paul Goldschmidt ranks near the top of the National League in plenty of categories and he's catching up in All-Star Game voting.
      
 
 

          Did a GOP politician effectively buy Roger Stone’s endorsement against Sen. Elizabeth Warren?   

Roger Stone posted social media endorsements of Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s bid to challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just days after Diehl rented his email list.

Stone, who contributes to radio host Alex Jones’ Infowars network and will soon host his own Infowars show, has a history of pushing racist, sexist, and conspiratorial rhetoric. Stone has been a longtime adviser to Trump and worked as a paid consultant for Trump’s campaign; he is now reportedly under FBI investigation as part of the agency’s probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Stone announced in May through a marketing company that he’s accepting advertisers for his “online presence,” which includes his email list and "social media posts."

Diehl’s campaign rented Stone’s list on June 16 for a fundraising email. A message accompanying the email stated: “We are excited to share with you a special message from one of our sponsoring advertisers, Diehl For Senate. It is also sponsors like them that help fund Stone Cold Truth. Please note that the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our sponsor alone, and not necessarily the opinion of Roger Stone.”

Endorsements for Diehl subsequently appeared on Stone's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Those posts gave no indication whether they were advertisements.

Stone’s Facebook page posted the following on June 23: “Help Us Fire Elizabeth Warren!!!!! Geoff Diehl: The REAL Deal for Massachusetts Help build our grassroots movement to support the real Diehl for Massachusetts. Stand with Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate. Your donation will send a loud message that it's time to put Massachusetts first.” Much of that language is taken from Diehl’s website. Diel’s Facebook page subsequently touted the Stone post by writing: “The Stone Cold Truth is that we need a U.S. Senator who will put Massachusetts first. Donate today!” 

On June 24, Stone tweeted a link to a Diehl fundraising page and asked followers to "help us fire Elizabeth Warren."

Diehl retweeted Stone and a supporter who celebrated Stone's tweet:

Stone’s backing of Diehl is at odds with his colleagues at Infowars, which has thrown its support to entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, who is competing against Diehl for the Republican nomination. He appeared on Alex Jones’ program on June 7 and June 25. During the June 7 interview, Jones said it was “really exciting” to have Ayyadurai challenging Warren, gave viewers his campaign website address, and asked the Republican how people can support his candidacy. Ayyadurai responded by asking Jones’ listeners to make donations and to volunteer with his campaign.

He appeared on Jones’ June 25 show with guest host Owen Shroyer for roughly 20 minutes; the video description stated: “Everyone show your support for Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai running against Democrat Elitist, Elizabeth Warren in 2018. https://shiva4senate.com/ https://twitter.com/va_shiva.” During the appearance, the candidate said that “what Alex does is probably, sort of the last sort of beacon of truth that’s out there.”

Requests for comment to Diehl were not returned.


          Bret Stephens and MSNBC’s hiring spree: The network keeps moving right   


Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

Update: MSNBC and Greta Van Susteren have agreed to part ways.

MSNBC is now a pasture for pseudo-intellectual conservatives. Climate denier and Iraq War booster Bret Stephens is just the latest right-wing hire at the network.

In recent months NBC News Chairman Andy Lack has overseen a hiring spree of right-wing pundits and former Fox News personalities. The stable includes Hugh Hewitt, Megyn Kelly, Charlie Sykes, Greta Van Susteren, and George Will. They join other conservatives at the network: Elise Jordan, Steve Schmidt, Michael Steele, Rick Tyler, Nicolle Wallace, and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough. This is to say nothing of NBC News contributor and Trump apologist Mark Halperin; and given their frequent appearances, it may be just a matter of time until David Frum, a speechwriter for then-President George W. Bush, former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card, and neocon Bill Kristol join the network as well.

Compared to CNN’s boorish Trumpists or the state media apparatchiks at Fox News, the common thread among MSNBC conservatives is a certain pretentious shine. They’re frequently just arguing that President Donald Trump is the wrong type of conservative, when in fact Trump is the apotheosis of everything conservatism has been careening toward for some time. (The exception is Hugh Hewitt, who is now just a huge Trump booster after vacillating during the campaign.) 

Many of these hires have direct, intimate connections to Bush, the most disastrous president in decades. Card, Frum, Jordan, and Wallace worked in the Bush administration, and Stephens, Kristol, Will, Scarborough, and Hewitt were all huge cheerleaders for the Iraq War. And that history matters. Two major media institutions, including a newspaper of record, are now paying Stephens essentially just to troll liberals with climate denial and to push America towards a war with Iran.

You can separate Lack’s hiring spree into two buckets: pundits and brands. Neither offer much value in the long run. In this media environment, opinions are cheap (including mine!). Everyone has one and most of them stink. There’s no long-term return on opinions (and no lack of people wanting to get on TV to share theirs).

Adding brands like Megyn Kelly or Greta Van Susteren is equally pointless. It’s no wonder that both of these shows have failed. There’s simply no audience for them outside the Fox News bubble. Particularly with Kelly, NBC News executives seem completely unaware that her entire show at Fox News was built around racial dog-whistling (with occasional moments of bucking the party line).

Also, as Ryan Grim noted, it is the progressive shows that Lack hasn’t touched that are succeeding the most.

Rather than spending all this money on right-wing pundits and big names, the true value-add for news networks now is reliable and aggressive journalism. That’s hard to do. It’s expensive. It’s time-consuming. But it’s ultimately what will define NBC News and MSNBC.


          Trump's Mika Brzezinski tweets show that he hates women -- especially members of the press   

This morning, the president of the United States used his favorite media platform for addressing the public to remind us of just how little respect he has for women -- especially women in the press.

Shortly before 9 a.m., Trump posted two revoltingly sexist tweets attacking MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski for her appearance and intellect. The leader of the free world called the morning show anchor “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and alleged that she had attempted to visit him at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on New Year’s Eve and was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at the time.

This isn’t the first time Trump’s attacked women media figures -- it’s not even close -- and it’s also not the first time he’s done it on Twitter. In recent years, he has tweeted that:

He and his campaign targeted reporter Michelle Fields (formerly of Breitbart.com and HuffPost) after then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was shown on camera manhandling her at a campaign event.

Trump repeatedly lashed out at Megyn Kelly during the campaign season offline as well, at one point saying in an interview that she had “blood coming out of her wherever.” He also attacked Tur at rallies and in interviews, calling her “Little Katy, third-rate journalist” and “not a very good reporter” and singling her out at press events.

After People’s Natasha Stoynoff reported that Trump had sexually assaulted her in 2005, Trump suggested at a campaign rally that the report was false because Stoynoff wasn’t attractive, saying, "You take a look. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don't think so.”

Earlier this week, Trump was openly reducing another professional reporter to her body, pausing an official diplomatic call in the Oval Office to comment on Irish reporter Caitriona Perry’s smile.

This post has been updated to reflect that Michelle Fields no longer works at HuffPost. 


          Imagine…ACA Repeal and Delay   
Following Senator Sasse’s suggestion to implement HR 3762, the President tweeted in support of some version of repeal and delay. What would happen? We don’t have to wonder too long; CBO has estimates: CBO and JCT estimate that enacting [H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, which would repeal portions of […]
          Scary moment for Jamie Dick in Iowa practice   
Piece of lead off another car damages No. 55 ride, hits driver in helmet Photo credit: @JasonToy1 NEWTON, Iowa – Talk about a welcome back gift.   Jamie Dick , driver/owner of the No. 55 Viva Motorsports Chevrolet, returned to competition at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for the first time since being diagnosed with new onset diabetes in March. It started off with a bang -- literally.   While coming back onto the track from pit road, a piece of lead came off of the No. 4 car driven by Ross Chastain , impaling Dick's Camaro in the upper left portion of its windshield. The hit was so hard, it destroyed the laminated windshield and protruded through, hitting and leaving a noticeable dent in Dick's helmet. "It was a rough return (to the track)," Dick joked in between practice sessions for Sunday's NASCAR XFINITY Series 3M 250 (2 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM). "I was following another car out and when we pulled off pit road and got on the race track, I saw a piece of something; I thought it was a brake deck hose because it was silver and cylindrical. When we got down into the corner, I saw another piece of that fly out and I kind of dodged it. "Then a split second after that, the lead hit the windshield. I don't know if it was lead or tungsten, but whatever it was, it hit the windshield. I didn't even see it before it hit, I just saw the windshield cave in and I felt it. I didn't even realize it hit me (in the helmet) until we came in. I might've felt it, but everything happened so fast you don't know exactly when you feel it."   Dick was checked for concussion symptoms and cleared in the infield care center and he said he felt "fine." His car, on the other hand, not so much. Aftermath of Jamie Dick getting hit with a piece of lead on the race track. Dented his helmet. #NASCAR #3M250 pic.twitter.com/R6hUB2BrxQ — Pat DeCola (@Pat_DeCola) May 16, 2015 The single-car No. 55 team (which also employs Jeffery Earnhardt as a part-time driver) was forced to use a backup car for the second session and planned on replacing the backup car's engine with a separate backup engine after an oil issue cropped up in the replacement.   For a driver that's already conquered a mountain of adversity already this season in the form of his new disease just to get back to racing, Saturday's events certainly didn't make things any easier. Dick immediately received plenty of support from his peers, as Ty Dillon and several other drivers came over to his garage stall after practice ended to check on him.   Chastain and team owner Johnny Davis did come by to apologize to Dick and make sure he was OK. While it wasn't necessarily his fault, Chastain also tweeted a full apology shortly after the incident. pic.twitter.com/sVx3nnQ2ns — Ross Chastain (@RossChastain) May 16, 2015 NASCAR officials were also quick to the scene. "NASCAR was there right away inspecting and seeing what happened," Dick said. "The laminated windshield did its job, which is the good part, and that's something they implemented a year ago or so. That held up or else it would've been a much worse day."   While Dick said it isn't really for him to say whether or not the No. 4 team should be penalized for what happened, he mentioned he "would be very surprised if there wasn't one."   NASCAR XFINITY Series director Wayne Auton addressed the situation Saturday afternoon and indicated the issue would be brought up during Tuesday's debrief at the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina.   "Number one, safety is our biggest concern out of anything that we do in motorsports," Auton said. "It's a sport that there’s 10,000 revolving pieces 24/7 when vehicles are on the race track or they're sitting here in the garage area.   "Notoriously, penalties are discussed on Tuesdays and that will definitely be discussing that one Tuesday. Any time that we have found weight coming out of race cars on the race track, we've been pretty harsh about it. We have to be. That's part of it. People are sitting up here in the grandstands and drivers sitting inside these race cars. We'll discuss it Tuesday … pretty confident something will come out of that." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
          Elon Musk says first segment of LA tunnel complete   
If you ever want to take on a crazy project and see results in a little over six months, call Elon Musk. He's already making progress on his stuck-in-traffic daydream of tunnels beneath Los Angeles. This week he tweeted The Boring Company's tunnel boring machine, cheekily named Godot, completed the first tunnel portion. According to Musk, we're "no longer waiting for Godot." Related:
          Grandparents Not Terrorists: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses of Bona Fide Relationships   

Amidst the uproar about repugnant tweets, other no-less-repugnant crimes underway: Thursday night's re-introduction of a Muslim ban widely dismissed as unfounded and thus "as illogical, discriminatory and un-American" as ever. Even as the ban went into effect, a Hawaii court challenged it, Trumpsters struggled to define a "bona fide relationship," and aggrieved grandchildren started posting loving pictures of their banned elders to ask, "Does my grandpa look dangerous to you?"


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           Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later    
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          Where Were The Vapers?   
I find this truly staggering from ASH. They had a stall this week at The Chartered Trading Standards Institute conference and were giving out information about e-cigs. So who did they invite to do it?


Erm, why didn't they invite some vapers?

Tobacco control, especially ASH, have no real idea about e-cigs whatsoever. The extent of ASH's knowledge is so bloody piss poor that they lobbied ferociously in favour of Article 20 of the TPD which - in their own parlance - will kill hundreds of thousands of people.

Now, I happen to know that ASH know very many perfectly capable vapers who could have given some great insights into e-cigs at this event, far better than anything Breathe2025 could possibly have done.

It would also have been a very good opportunity for Trading Standards Officers to meet vapers first-hand and hear truly expert testimony as to how unduly harsh enforcement of the TRPR could have some dire unintended consequences for both freedom of choice and public health.

So why did ASH not ask the vapers that they know very well, and speak to very often, to come along to this conference? I'm pretty sure they would have jumped at the opportunity.

A bit whiffy, isn't it? 

          日本、6月 17日 午後 21時 25分頃、大規模な切断障害が発生   

6月 17日 午後 21:25分頃、NCsoft 公式ホームページ、および、
各種ゲームサーバー内において、大規模な切断障害が発生しました。

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          Campaña: Cristina habló con el panadero que le cantó una canción de amor   
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Cristina compartió un video en el que habla, vía Skype, con un panadero.

Si bien la campaña electoral aún no comenzó oficialmente, en la práctica los precandidatos ya arrancaron hace rato. Cristina Fernández, siempre activa en las redes sociales, parece estar intentando renovar su imagen y este viernes (30/06) utilizó el mismo recurso que Mauricio Macri: filmó la charla que mantuvo, vía Skype, con un 'hombre corriente'.

La ex mandataria publicó un video en HD (alta definición) con la videollamada realizó con Gabriel Etcheverry, un panadero santiagueño que trascendió en las redes por su interpretación de "No hay nada más difícil que vivir sin ti", uno de los temas más populares de Marco Antonio Solís, dedicado a Cristina.

"Te vi, medio país me habló de vos", aseguró la ex Presidente desde el living de su departamento de Recoleta, al iniciar la videollamada.

"Veníamos creciendo y de pronto: ¡pump! Se cayó todo. Aumentó la harina, la luz, el gas. ¿Por qué pensás que te quiero tanto? Vos representás a todos. Vos sos la única que ha venido y le ha puesto un precio al aceite y nadie más lo puede remarcar", recordó el panadero, entre otras cosas.

El video concluye con una especie de reflexión de Cristina al finalizar la comunicación, y visiblemente emocionada dice:"¡Guau! Estas son las cosas que me manda él".

 Para Gabriel, que amasa facturas con amor y con fe, y para su familia, gracias de corazón. pic.twitter.com/ADL65E98f6

 

El video del panadero que se viralizó en las redes:


Cabe recordar que hace dos semanas, Mauricio Macri había realizado algo similar: publicó en su cuenta oficial de Facebook un video en el que se lo ve hablando por teléfono con un hombre que le había enviado una carta planteándole la problemática de los precios por la inflación. En la charla telefónica, ambos dialogaron sobre el tema del consumo de los argentinos, y el Presidente instó a los “empresarios y gremios a que trabajen juntos para que las cosas se produzcan por menor valor”.

 

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Siempre activa en las redes sociales, Cristina Fernández arrancó la campaña intentando renovar su imagen. Y para ello, emuló a Mauricio Macri y compartió en las redes sociales una videollamada que realizó con un panadero santiagueño, quien se hizo conocido por su interpretación de "No hay nada más difícil que vivir sin ti" dedicado a la ex presidente. Hace 2 semanas, Macri había pubicado un video en el que se lo veía hablando por teléfono con un hombre que le había mandado una carta.
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           The Latest: Trump tweets back at 'Morning Joe'    
WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest developments involving President Donald Trump and MSNBC (all times local):9:10 a.m.President Donald Trump is again blasting...
          Woman Hit Purse Thief With Her SUV   

ASHEVILLE, NC - A woman driver allegedly hit a man she says stole her purse in a Walmart parking lot.

       

          CFK se mostró en una fábrica para remontar una campaña que comenzó complicada   
Imagen: 
Cristina Fernández, en San Martín, un distrito que se plegó al randazzismo.

Cristina Fernández encabezó este jueves una visita a una fábrica de artículos de cuero, lo que se convirtió en su 1er acto de campaña tras la confirmación de su candidatura a senadora nacional, el sábado último.

Junto a su compañero de fórmula, Jorge Taiana, la exPresidente visitó la fábrica Cuero Flex, una cooperativa instalada en el municipio de San Martín y que desde el kirchnerismo describieron como "otra de las víctimas del tarifazo".

"Cuero Flex pagaba $50.000 de luz y ahora $500.000. Pagaba $18.000 de gas y ahora $170.000 por medidor", agregan en la cuenta oficial de Unidad Ciudadana, que comparte fotos y videos de la visita de Cristina. Además, aseguran que en los últimos meses la producción de la cooperativa cayó alrededor de un 30% y denuncian la situación con el hashtag #AsíNoSePuedeSeguir.

El lugar elegido no parece inocente: San Martín es el partido que gobierna Gabriel Katopodis que resistió la tentación de saltar a Unidad Ciudadana, el frente K, para quedarse con Florencio Randazzo. La difusión del recorrido de la exPresidente coincidía con el momento de la conferencia de prensa que el exministro brindaba en el centro porteño. Katopodis estaba allí.

Cristina se mostró acompañada además por Hernán Letcher, primer candidato a concejal por su espacio y director del CEPA, uno de los centros de estudios económicos referenciados en el kirchnerismo.

La exPresidente comienza a darle el perfil deseado a su proselitismo -con centralidad en ella y hablando de "los agredidos" del modelo macrista- luego de un comienzo que pareció complicar la campaña, si es que se trata de buscar los votos que faltan.

Las expresiones de Fernanda Vallejos, quien encabeza la lista de Diputados de Unidad Ciudadana, defendiendo a Amado Boudou y asegurando que los casos de corrupción "son un invento de los medios"; el piquete realizado en la 9 de julio por organizaciones identificadas con el kirchnerismo, con militantes capuchas y palos, neumáticos incendiados y una Hebe de Bonafini justificandolo; y el muy viralizado pero conceptualmente pobre episodio de la foto del supermercado La Ánonima marcaron un inicio de campaña poco proclive a cautivar a un electorado que vaya más allá de la base fiel de la exPresidente.

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          Mark Steyn: “Neil Young was perhaps being too naïve with regard to contemporary culture’s ambivalence about unabashed heroism”   
Mark Steyn looks back at “Let’s Roll”: Then they rushed the hijackers. Mrs Jefferson kept the line open. A few minutes later, the plane crashed, not at Camp David or the White House or the Capitol, but in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Jeremy Glick knew that he would never see his three-month old daughter […]

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          NYT covers The Rebel Live event in Toronto: “…here was a listless, modestly sized crowd…”   
NYT covers The Rebel Live event in Toronto: “…here was a listless, modestly sized crowd…”
If the New York Times held an event that drew 9000 people (because that would be the US equivalent of The Rebel’s 900 attendees) would that be described as “modestly sized”? More to the point: Could the NYT attract 9000 people in the first place? As for “listless,” judge for yourselves: More from my site“Fictional […]

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          In a Lonely Place (1950): “Film noir as an opera of male fury”   
In a Lonely Place (1950): “Film noir as an opera of male fury”
Carrie Rickey writes: While hiring Grahame did the opposite of shoring up the collapsing Ray union, their marriage was mined for considerable effect in Ray’s contributions to the screenplay. “It wasn’t hard for the director,” wrote Ray biographer Patrick McGilligan, “. . . to view the tortured writer Dix as a crazy-mirror version of himself.” […]

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          Chicago Police, Feds Team Up On New Effort To Curb Violence   

Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at “epidemic proportions.” Trump’s remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the formation of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office acknowledged that an additional 20 ATF agents have been sent to Chicago. State police, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors will target illegal guns and repeat gun offenders, Chicago police said. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement Thursday night that “we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago.” Trump tweeted Friday morning that “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help.” In January, he warned Chicago about its high number of homicides, saying on Twitter that he is ready to “send in the Feds.” Adam Collins, spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the city wants federal help. “Six months ago we made it clear that we would welcome additional federal support, and six months later we appreciate the 20 new ATF agents that are now arriving,” Collins said in an email. But as the police department released figures that show the number of homicides, shooting incidents and shooting victims has dropped, Collins said “the progress CPD has made this year has happened without any of the new resources from the federal government we requested.” In fact, earlier this week, officials announced that the ATF had loaned the city a van outfitted with ballistic testing equipment to help police more quickly solve gun crimes. Trump’s latest tweet said there have been 1,714 shootings in Chicago this year. According to the police department, there have been 1,703 shooting victims. There were 1,935 shooting victims in the city during the same period last year. Also, there have been 1,360 shooting incidents so far this year — 224 less than were reported during the same period in 2016. So far this year, there have been 320 homicides compared to 322 by this time last year, according to the police department. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking Friday on the Fox News Channel’s morning show, “Fox & Friends,” said the Justice Department is “sending in additional gun investigators” to Chicago and that he has urged the U.S. attorney’s office to prosecute gun cases aggressively. “The police have been demoralized in many ways,” he said. “In many ways, the policies in Chicago have not been working. Murders are way, way too high. It is critical for the people of Chicago’s public safety that we begin to work together here and deport violent criminals that have been convicted. They need to not be a sanctuary city, they need to be protecting the people of Chicago from violent criminals.” Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement late Thursday that federal and Cook County prosecutors plan to develop new strategies to prosecute gun crimes and offenders. Sessions last week pledged federal assistance to 12 cities to help them develop individualized, long-term strategies to fight violence. But Chicago was not among them. The Justice Department said that’s because Chicago was already […]

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          Trump Urges GOP To Repeal Obama Law Now, Replace Later   

President Donald Trump urged divided congressional Republicans on Friday to break their logjam over dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law by “immediately” repealing it and replacing it later, a formula that GOP leaders dismissed months ago as politically unwise. Trump’s early-morning tweet embraced a sequential approach favored by only a handful of conservatives eager to take quick action on one of the party’s foremost priorities — repealing Obamacare, something Republicans have long promised to do. But his suggestion threatened to sharpen divisions between conservatives and moderates, who are leery of stripping coverage from millions of constituents without something to substitute for it. “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!” Trump tweeted. Supporters of that idea include Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. House and Senate leaders long ago abandoned initial thoughts of first erasing Obama’s law, and then replacing it. Such a step-by-step approach would leave Republicans vulnerable to Democratic accusations that they were simply tossing people off coverage without helping them obtain medical care. It could also roil insurance markets by prompting insurers to flee or boost premiums because of worries over whether, when and how Congress would replace the statute. And the idea would leave unresolved the quandary stumping lawmakers today — how to replace Obama’s system of online insurance markets, tax subsidies and an expanded Medicaid with something that will get enough Republican votes to pass Congress. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declined to comment on Trump’s tweet. Underscoring the fissures within the GOP, conservative group leaders welcomed Trump’s suggestion but said it didn’t go far enough because it could open the door to a subsequent bipartisan compromise to replace Obama’s law. They accused McConnell of not wanting to go far enough and protecting GOP moderates who want to keep parts of the statute, such as insurance coverage requirements. “It’s distressing to see so many Republicans who’ve lied about their commitment to repeal. Mitch McConnell wants to amend Obamacare,” Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said in a conference call. Mimicking a southern accent, the New Jersey-born Cuccinelli said, “Root and branch, root and branch,” repeating an expression McConnell once used about how thoroughly he wanted to repeal the Obama law. On Thursday, Senate Republicans were considering breaking a stalemate over what their replacement bill should do by preserving a tax boost Obama’s law imposed on high earners. Keeping that tax increase in place was a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering push to repeal his health care overhaul. The break from dogma by a party that has long reviled tax boosts — and most things achieved by Obama — underscores McConnell’s feverish effort to rescue the Senate legislation from the brink of possible defeat. The money from the tax boost would instead be used to bolster proposed health care subsidies for lower-income people. The change, proposed by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would give a more populist flavor to the bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that as the legislation now is written, it would boost out-of-pocket costs for many poor consumers and produce 22 million uninsured people while cutting around $700 billion in taxes over a […]

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          US Blacklists China Bank, Revving Up Pressure Over NKorea   

The United States has blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea, escalating the pressure on Beijing to rein in its wayward ally amid increased signs of frustration among President Donald Trump and his top advisers with China’s diplomatic efforts. The Treasury Department on Thursday declared the Bank of Dandong a “primary money-laundering concern,” proposing to sever it entirely from the U.S. financial system, pending a 60-day review period. Although Trump’s treasury secretary said the move didn’t target China, it comes a week after the president lamented that China’s promise to help with North Korea “has not worked out.” Calls to Bank of Dandong rang unanswered on Friday. Beijing, however, criticized Washington’s action, saying that unilateral sanctions outside the U.N. Security Council were inappropriate. “We also firmly oppose any individual country to exercise long-arm jurisdiction under its own domestic law,” said Lu Kang, spokesman for China’s foreign ministry. Lu added that Beijing will investigate possible wrongdoings by Chinese individuals and entities under Chinese laws. Trump had been leaning on President Xi Jinping to help stop the North’s development of nuclear weapons before they can threaten the U.S. homeland. A main focus of the coordination has been getting China to fully enforce international sanctions intended to starve North Korea of revenue for its nuclear and missile programs. The U.S. action is likely to anger China, which handles about 90 percent of North Korea’s external trade, and whose banks and companies are said to provide Pyongyang access to the U.S.-dominated international financial system. The sanctions bar Americans from doing business with Bank of Dandong, which is based in a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that serves as a gateway for trade with the isolated nation. The U.S. also slapped sanctions Thursday on a Chinese shipping company and two Chinese people that it said have facilitated illegal activities by North Korea. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the U.S. still wants to work with Beijing on combating the North Korean threat. “We are in no way targeting China with these actions,” Mnuchin told a White House news briefing. The punitive steps were presaged by a tweet from Trump last week reflecting dissatisfaction with Beijing’s efforts. “While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!” Trump tweeted on June 20. The Trump administration may be struggling to maintain international pressure on Pyongyang. The president was to meet for the first time Thursday with South Korea’s new leader, President Moon Jae-in, who has long advocated outreach to North Korea. His predecessor had staunchly backed Trump’s harder line. Mnuchin said the Bank of Dandong has facilitated millions of dollars of transactions for companies involved in North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs. Anthony Ruggiero, a sanctions expert and former Treasury Department official, described it as a small Chinese bank “sitting at the heart” of trade between North Korea and China. “This is a strong message to Chinese leaders that the Trump administration will act against North Korea’s sanctions evasion in China,” he said. The other targeted Chinese entities are: —Dalian Global Unity Shipping Co., which Treasury accused of transporting 700,000 tons of freight annually, including coal and steel products, […]

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          Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Under Federal Investigation   
This DIMocrat in disguise should at the least RESIGN or Trump needs to fire him ASAP. Do you think President Trump below is reason enough? STOP your freaking Tweeting all hours of the morning and start doing what you got … Continue reading
          Push-in robbery on Avenue B was actually a drug deal gone bad: NYPD   

There were multiple media reports earlier this week about a push-in robbery on Avenue B at 13th Street. A man reportedly pushed his way inside an apartment, stabbed the female resident multiple times, and fled with $500.

However, according to the Police Blotter in this week's issue of The Villager, that's not actually what happened.

Police say that the resident, named as Cassidy Helmken, "had made an arrangement for a drug deal — she was apparently buying — but it turned violent."

“It was a drug transaction that went bad,” Captain Vincent Greany, commanding officer of the Ninth Precinct, told The Villager.

A search warrant subsequently turned up a quantity of alleged cocaine and drug paraphernalia at her apartment.

According to police, it was not a home invasion: Helmken apparently willingly opened the door for the suspect.

Police charged Helmken, who reportedly has three prior arrests, with multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing.

H/T Steven

Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Avenue B resident stabbed during push-in robbery
          Cheeseburger Salad   

Can we discuss misperceptions for a minute? I wander along like I’ve got it all together and then BAM! A little thing that I took for granted pops up and shows me just how foolish I actually am. For instance, the lyrics to “Don’t Bring me Down” by E.L.O. I spent 40-something years thinking theyView Post

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          Textile Exchange Releases Globally Recognized Recycling Standards   

 Textile Exchange proudly announces the release of Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 (GRS). The newly revised versions of these #GlobalRecycled standards include updates that solidify the RCS and GRS as the leading standards for recycled materials in the apparel industry and ensure continued growth in other industries, including metal, plastics, electronics, packaging and beyond. 

Over the past year, a group of stakeholders was convened to review Textile Exchange's recycled standards. The International Working Group (IWG), led by Textile Exchange, included recyclers, manufacturers of recycled product, other recycled standard owners, brand and retail users of the standards, and certification bodies. Companies, including Unifi, Geentanjali Woolens, Hohenstein, H&M, and Global Organic Textile Standard were among the working group members.

“It was my honour being a part of the IWG for revision of the RCS & GRS Standards. The entire process was extremely democratic; everyone’s comments and suggestions were considered debated and then finalised. I thoroughly enjoyed dedicating my time to the IWG. The final standards are excellent, precise and address most of the processes and concerns involved in Recycling. We are confident that the implementation of the new RCS 2.0 and GRS 4.0 will encourage a lot more manufacturers to apply for certification making it more globally accepted."

-Deepak Goel, Geetnajali Woolens, PVT LTD.

The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) provide verification of recycled materials, and then track the material through to the final product. The GRS includes additional social, environmental and chemical processing requirements. In 2016, the number of units certified to the GRS grew from 595 to 961, a growth of over 60%. The RCS saw an almost 200% jump from 78 units in 2015 to 220 in 2016.

Key Changes to the #GlobalRecycled Standards

A key change in both standards is the introduction of the Reclaimed Materials Supplier Agreement. This document provides more visibility to the suppliers of reclaimed materials. Guidelines have been introduced for added clarity and consistency of recycling claims, including post-consumer and pre-consumer.

A key change in the Global Recycled Standard is the adoption of ZDHC's Manufacturing Restricted Substance List v1.1 (MRSL) (http://www.roadmaptozero.com/programme/manufacturing-restricted-substances-list-mrsl-conformity-guidance/). The MRSL has been developed by the industry to address intentional use of potentially hazardous substances. The MRSL will replace GRS's previous Prohibited Substance List. The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme takes a holistic approach to tackling the issue of hazardous chemicals in the global textile, leather and footwear value chain.

Other changes and additions include new examples of accepted recycled inputs, updated wastewater limits, and clarifications. You can read more details about the changes online: www.TextileExchange.org/Integrity.

Companies currently certified to one of the standards will be required to comply with the new versions by July 1, 2018. A list of approved Certification Bodies, currently certified companies, and all related documents are available on Textile Exchange’s website: www.TextileExchange.org/Integrity.  

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          Топ новостей 30 июня    

Дайджест «Полит.ру» – краткая подборка из десяти наиболее заметных новостей уходящего дня. Сегодня на Москву в очередной раз обрушился ураган, Путин продлил ответные санкции против стран Евросоюза, а парламент Германии одобрил однополые браки.

При грозе в Московском регионе три человека погибли и пятеро пострадали

Три человека погибли во время грозы в Московском регионе. В результате грозы и шквалистого ветра на территории Новой Москвы в районе деревни Ларино около 15:30 молния ударила в группу гастарбайтеров. 42-летний гражданин Узбекистана погиб на месте, его напарник, 49-летний гражданин Таджикистана доставлен в реанимацию в критическом состоянии, где скончался. Кроме того, около 14:00 в Дмитрове ударом молнии убило 33-летнего мужчину. Прибывшие врачи скорой помощи констатировали его смерть. В пресс-службе регионального министерства здравоохранения также сообщили, что в Москве во время грозы травмы разной степени тяжести получили пять человек.

Парламент Германии одобрил однополые браки

Бундестаг Германии 30 июня большинством голосов одобрил законопроект о полном и равноправном признании однополых браков. «За» законопроект проголосовали 393 депутата, «против» — 226, еще четыре парламентария воздержались.

Блок партий Христианско-демократический союз и Христианско-социальный союз (ХДС/ХСС), представители которого составляют большинство в правящей коалиции, традиционно выступали против признания однополых браков. Накануне голосования федеральный канцлер Германии, председатель ХДС Ангела Меркель призвала к тому, чтобы при возможном будущем голосовании о разрешении браков для однополых пар все депутаты принимали решение «по зову совести», а не руководствуясь общепартийной позицией. При этом сама Меркель проголосовала против.

 
Человек с собакой и флагом / pixabay.com

Путин продлил ответные санкции против стран Евросоюза

Президент России Владимир Путин подписал указ о продлении до 31 декабря 2018 года ответных мер на экономические санкции Запада. В документе отмечается, что данное решение было принято «в целях защиты национальных интересов Российской Федерации». Он вступает в силу со дня его подписания.

Ранее премьер-министр России Дмитрий Медведев заявил, что правительство внесет на рассмотрение президента предложения о продлении контрмер в ответ на антироссийские санкции. 

С 1 февраля 2018 года пенсии в России поднимут на 3,8%

 
Пенсионеры беседуют у дороги / pixabay.com

Пенсии неработающих граждан России в 2018 году планируется проиндексировать на 3,8% с 1 февраля. Это следует из основных параметров бюджета Пенсионного фонда России (ПФР) на 2018 и плановые 2019-2020 годов. Соответственно, цена пенсионного балла вырастет с 78,58 до 81,57 рубля. 

Озвучен предварительный текст присяги для вступления в гражданство РФ

Рабочая группа Госдумы после совещания с участием спикера ГД Вячеслава Володина выбрала предварительный текст присяги для вступления в гражданство РФ.

«Я (ФИО), добровольно и осознанно принимая гражданство РФ, клянусь соблюдать Конституцию и законодательство РФ, права и свободы ее граждан, исполнять обязанности гражданина РФ на благо государства и общества, защищать свободу и независимость РФ, быть верным России, уважать ее культуру, историю и традиции», — говорится в предварительном тексте присяги.

Далее этот текст будет направлен лидерам думских фракций, и консолидировано внесен ими в Госдуму. 

 

 
Флаг России на куполе Кремля / pixabay.com

Защита обжаловала приговор участникам группировки Тесака

Защита участников запрещенного в России националистического движения «Реструкт» Максима (Тесака) Марцинкевича обжаловала приговор, по которому он получил 10 лет колонии строгого режима. Таким образом приговор в отношении Марцинкевича и его подельников не вступит в законную силу до его рассмотрения в Мосгорсуде. 

Силуанов объявил о решении объединить Резервный фонд с ФНБ

 
Антон Силуанов, глава Минфина России / duma.gov.ru

Глава Минфина России Антон Силуанов сообщил, что у министерства есть решение по объединению Резервного фонда и ФНБ.  Силуанов также заявил, что Россия намерена полностью отказаться от трат резервного фонда с 2019 года. 

Новые требования США к безопасности в аэропортах коснулись Шереметьево и Домодедово

Новые требования властей США по ужесточению мер безопасности при проверке пассажиров авиакомпаний, выполняющих прямые рейсы в американские города, коснутся двух аэропортов Москвы — Домодедово и Шереметьево.

Согласно новым правилам в аэропортах должен быть «усовершенствован досмотр пассажиров при помощи технических средств», а также «введен более тщательный досмотр персональных электронных устройств». 

 
Аэропорт Домодедово в Москве / pixabay.com

Порошенко отказался разблокировать соцсеть «ВКонтакте» на Украине

 
П.Порошенко / rusvesna.su

Президент Украины Петр Порошенко ответил отказом создателям петиции об отмене блокировки соцсети «ВКонтакте», набравшей более 25 тысяч подписей. Свой отказ Порошенко объяснил защитой украинских граждан от попыток манипулирования общественным мнением, а также от опасного контента «групп смерти». Также он обвинил компании Mail.ru Group и «Яндекс» в монополизации рынка онлайн-сервисов. 

Криштиану Роналду показал фото своих новорожденных детей

Полузащитник мадридского «Реала» и сборной Португалии Криштиану Роналду выложил в Instagram фотографию, на которой изображен он и двое его новорожденных детей. «Я так счастлив, что могу держать две новые любви в моей жизни», - написал футболист рядом с фото. Двое близнецов родились 8 июня от суррогатной матери. Их назвали Мэтью и Ева. 

So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life 🙏❤

Публикация от Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) Июн 29 2017 в 10:09 PDT


          MSNBC 'Morning Joe' hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts   
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said Friday that President Donald Trump lied about their December encounter in a tweet and that his "unhealthy obsession" with their program doesn't serve his mental health or the country well....
          Silence over dad's tweets speak to Ivanka Trump's tight spot   
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women. But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female TV host on Twitter this week, his daughter and senior adviser kept quiet....
          O Brasil está de brincandeira   

Hoje pela manhã o jornalista carioca, Bernardo Mello Franco fez a seguinte publicação:

O comentário estava diretamente ligado a uma notícia da Folha, com o testemunho de um pai revoltado porque a filha poderia perder a viagem programada para o exterior, pela falta de papel para imprimir passaportes, culpa do governo federal.

Essa notícia sofreu imediato ataque de uma parte dos leitores que acredita que existem coisas mais importantes para se preocupar nesse momento no Brasil.

Em meio a tantos xingamentos vi um desabafo que vou compartilhar com vocês, ajuda a pensar no que estamos fazendo  nas redes sociais e em nossas vidas, segue:

Muito bem, um pouco de compaixão não faz mal pra ninguém!


          Ke$ha Drops Lil Wayne, T.I., Wiz Khalifa 'Sleazy' Remix   

Remix also features Andre 3000 and is a bit racier than the original track.
By Jocelyn Vena

<P>As promised, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/kesha_/artist.jhtml">Ke$ha</a> and her boys Lil Wayne, T.I., Wiz Khalifa and Andre 3000 dropped a new <a href="/news/articles/1672529/lil-wayne-kesha-ti-wiz-khalifa-remix.jhtml">remix of "Sleazy"</a> on Tuesday (December 13). </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="MTV News Extended Play: Ke$ha" id="id:1661961" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>The Bangladesh-produced song originally appeared on K-Dollar's 2010 <a href="/news/articles/1651081/keha-gets-sleazy-on-new-cannibal-track.jhtml"><i>Cannibal</i> album</a> before a <a href="/news/articles/1656039/andre-3000-pops-up-on-kehas-sleazy-remix.jhtml">remix featuring Andre</a> popped up earlier this year. The latest version of the song is available for purchase and is all over blogs like <a href="http://www.rap-up.com/2011/12/12/new-music-kesha-f-wiz-khalifa-andre-3000-ti-lil-wayne-sleazy-remix/" target="_blank">Rap-Up.com</a>. The song gets a bit dirtier and introspective thanks to verses from the guys that play up the track's bumping beat. </P><P> </P><P>Wiz kicks it off, rapping about designer clothes and his lady love, Amber Rose. "OK, I'm young and I'm tatted/ I get them bucks like an addict/ Rocking this Christian Dior/ I spend so much on my fabric/ I got a wifey at home/ And what she wants she can have it," he spits before going on about chilling on the beach, being rich and his prowess in the bedroom. </P><P> </P><P>Sitting in between Wiz and Tip is Andre's recycled verse, before T.I. gets his shot and gets sexy, asking Ke$ha, "Do you know what to do with me?" before he launches into a verse all about how good he is to the ladies. "Bad bitches know me/ So don't bother introducing me/ They want me more than diamonds," he brags before explaining that it has a lot to do with his impressive anatomy. </P><P> </P><P>Wayne closes it out, adding his own signature flair. "We be on that sh-- that no one be on/ That's what we on/ Smoke that neon, Kings of Leon/ Dynamite, Napoleon/ Got some skinnies and a tee on/ And some Vans," he rhymes about his famous sense of Weezy-fied style before the song circles back to the funky chorus, where Ke$ha declares that she doesn't "need you or your brand-new Benz/ Or your bougie friends/ I don't need love lookin' like diamonds/ Lookin' like diamonds." </P><P> </P><P>If any of K's fans or critics were wondering if she has the swagger to chill with the guys, she displayed some of her sass when she <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/KESHASUXX" target="_blank">tweeted</a> about the remix. "Question ANIMALS ... who can say they got with Lil Wayne, T.I., Andre 3000 and Wiz Khalifa on a f---ing hot track??" she asked. "ill give u one clue ... Its $." </P><P> </P><P><i>What do you think of the "Sleazy" remix? Tell us in the comments!</i></p>

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          Kony 2012 Campaign Catches Eyes Of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga   

Campaign aims to bring African militia leader Joseph Kony to justice for war crimes and for enlisting children as soldiers.
By Gil Kaufman

<P>A campaign to stop the nearly 30-year, brutal rule of African militia leader Joseph Kony became a viral sensation this week. <a href="http://kony2012.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com" target="_blank">"Kony 2012,"</a> started by the group Invisible Children, aims to make Kony's face so famous that authorities will finally be able to arrest him and try him for his crimes. </P><P> </P><P>A 30-minute <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc" target="_blank">documentary</a> released on Monday is one of the keys to the campaign, and as of Thursday it had gotten more than 26 million views. The video details the atrocities carried out by Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army. The campaign appears to be working, as at one point on Wednesday, Invisible Children and #stopkony were trending higher on Twitter than Peyton Manning or the new iPad. </P><P> </P><P>Since 1987, human rights officials say Kony has forcefully abducted more than 60,000 children to be soldiers in his army and reportedly raped, mutilated and killed civilians in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan and displaced more than 2 million people. The leader is wanted for committing atrocities by the International Criminal Court and is being hunted down by 100 U.S. Special Forces advisers and local troops in four Central African nations, according to the <a href="http://bit.ly/AyrDyz"><I>Associated Press.</I></a> </P><P> </P><P>Kony 2012 is an effort to capture Kony and disarm the LRA before a reported window of opportunity closes. One way it plans to do that is by encouraging users to directly message a variety of stars to make use of their Twitter ubiquity to get the word out. Among those listed on the site are: Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Jay-Z, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ryan Seacrest and Ellen DeGeneres, along with a number of major policymakers. </P><P> </P><P>When users click on the celebs' photos, a tweet pops up that reads: Help us end #LRA violence. Visit kony2012.com to find out why and how. @timtebow Join us for #KONY2012. </P><P> </P><P><a href="http://act.mtv.com/posts/invisible-children-video-joseph-kony/">Get More on Invisible Children at ACT.MTV.com.</a></p>

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          Trump urges Republicans to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later   

President Donald Trump barged into Senate Republicans' delicate health care negotiations Friday, declaring that if lawmakers can't reach a deal they should simply repeal "Obamacare" right away and then replace it later on.

Trump's tweet revives an approach that GOP leaders and the president himself...


          President Trump attacks 'psycho' Joe Scarborough, 'crazy' Mika Brzezinski on Twitter   

President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching. In a series of tweets Thursday morning, the president went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who have criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."


          Minnesota woman blamed boyfriend's death on YouTube stunt, sheriff says   

A Minnesota woman charged with fatally shooting her boyfriend in a failed YouTube video stunt foreshadowed the event when she tweeted that it would be "one of the most dangerous videos ever."

Monalisa Perez, of Halstad, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro...


          Woods aims to perfect his craft to make Cowboys roster   
Former Louisiana Tech safety Xavier Woods expects to land a spot on the Dallas Cowboys' 53-man roster come the start of the 2017 season on Sept. 10.
      

          La. Tech golf coach resigns   
Jeff Jenkins stepping down in Ruston.
      

          What's next for LSU baseball?   
Tigers try to reload after falling short of national championship.
      

          Staying Rational in a World of Tweets, Fake News, Alternative Facts and Sound Bites   
by William P. Hall william-hall@bigpond.com http://www.orgs-evolution-knowledge.net  ( based on a presentation at Vic Skeptics Café, 19 June 2017 at the Clyde Hotel, Carlton, Vic) Today we are living in a world of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs where anyone (even President Trump) can instantly post their ideas to the world for essentially no cost. We are […]
          State's top hoops prospect picks LSU   
Five-star guard Ja'Vonte Smart commits to LSU.
      

          ULM remembers 'diehard' fan Johnny Huntsman   
Huntsman, the founder of Johnny's Pizza, died on Wednesday.
      

          Report: Pelicans, Holiday to meet as free agency opens   
Guard is scheduled to have meeting with New Orleans brass at midnight Friday.
      

          Local NFL players return home, share positive message with kids   
NFL players Kentrell Brice, Michael Hunter, Paul Turner and Xavier Woods share positive message with kids at West Monroe Community Center Thursday.
      

          CWS shows TV ratings increase   
ESPN enjoys year over year increase.
      

          Report: LSU hoops players accused of shooting paintballs at pedestrians   
Tigers basketball players accused of shooting at pedestrians.
      

          Whatever happened to Wednesday? LSU actually lost in title round in Omaha, its happy place   
The Tigers had never lost a ring after getting this far at the College World Series, and it was hard to watch the aftermath
      

          Woods looks ahead to training camp with Cowboys   
Xavier Woods, former Louisiana Tech standout safety, tells what he's learned so far and what he expects in his first season with the Dallas Cowboys.
      

          Toms misses cut at U.S. Senior Open   
David Toms, playing on the over-50 Champions Tour this year, missed the cut after two disappointing rounds at Salem Country Club in Massachusetts.
      

          Toms faces cut at U.S. Senior Open   
David Toms of Shreveport has a tall task Friday to try to make the cut at the U.S. Senior Open in Peabody, Massachusetts. He shot 75 Thursday.
      

          Toms to miss the cut at U.S. Senior Open   
David Toms of Shreveport shot 71 Friday to finish at 6 over par.
      

          NFL players share positive message with local kids   
Local natives and NFL players Kentrell Brice, Michael Hunter, Paul Turner and Xavier Woods return home and share a positive message with kids Thursday at the West Monroe Community Center.
      

          NFL players return home to talk to kids about hard work   
      

          Chicago Bulls release point guard Rajon Rondo   
Chicago made another major move to signal the team is in full rebuild mode, releasing Rajon Rondo a week after trading Jimmy Butler.
      

          Report: Warriors' Klay Thompson signs shoe extension that could be worth $80 million   
Thompson has reportedly signed an extension to his shoe deal with Chinese company Anta.
      

          Syracuse's Jim Boeheim calls ex-Indiana coach Tom Crean 'idiot' for Tyler Lydon comments   
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim didn't appreciate former Indiana coach Tom Crean's comments about Tyler Lydon during the NBA draft.
      

          Minnesota Timberwolves trade PG Ricky Rubio to Utah Jazz for protected first-round pick   
Utah is hoping the acquisition of Rubio will help persuade free-agent Gordon Hayward to re-sign with the Jazz.
      

          Cubs' Javier Baez emerging as a marketing star   
Javier Baez will become the first baseball player to appear on David's sunflower seeds packaging since former Yankees star Derek Jeter back in 2005.
      

          Lawsuit filed against Venus Williams in wake of fatal crash   
The estate of the man who died as the result of injuries suffered in an accident involving Venus Williams filed a lawsuit against the tennis star.
      

          Free Agent Jaromir Jagr Had The Tweet Of The Night On Thursday   
Jagr updated his Twitter followers on the nonexistent interest in him as a free agent.
          NightSide – Trump’s Tweets Under Fire Again   
BOSTON (CBS) – President Trump has said all along that he did not plan on dialing back his Twitter activity once he was sworn in as President. He has taken some criticism over tweets in […]
          National Pudding Day - Gluten Free Goodies   
18th November is National Pudding Day and what better way to celebrate than indulging with a few treats! Those with a gluten intolerance can also satisfy their sweet tooth today with the recently launched Matthew Walker sponge puddings - there are Syrup, Chocolate and Christmas varieties available to try. 




As busy parents we don't always have the time, or the energy, to create something from scratch so buying good quality ready made products from time to time is a great alternative. We all know what it's like to dash about for work and play taxi for the kids so it's nice to get home and put your feet up and let dinner, and dessert, pretty much sort themselves.


I was more than happy to take a delivery containing a mixture of puddings, along with some delicious toppings, to put to the test. There is something about this time of year that makes me long for comforting foods so this was perfect timing to indulge.




What I particularly like about the Matthew Walker puddings is that they come in individual portions, which are not only quick and easy to prepare by microwave or steam but they reduce the chance of waste considerably. Although waste is unlikely as they are very tasty indeed! It also saves you time and money as you can select the quantity you require rather than having to buy a large pud for a small number of people to share. If you fancy something sweet in the evening they are perfect.

Firstly we put the Syrup sponge to the test which contained actual Golden Syrup - it really is unbeatable. When cooked and turned out onto a bowl the syrup puddles around it beautifully and the sponge itself is quite light, not heavy or stodgy at all. Compared to similar products on the market which are not GF this is equally, if not better than, many. I was pleasantly surprised.

A family favourote for definite and one that I would certainly pop into my basket on another occasion. 




Chocolate is my favourite type of pudding so I had high expectations for this little one. Once cooked the thick sauce sits quite nicely on top of the sponge with just a drop spooling over the edges. My spoon glided through with ease and the texture was thick yet bouncy. It was very moreish. 

The Christmas pudding contained lots of fruit and was nice and moist, almost sticky. The spicing was spot on and the traditional scent hit my nose as soon as the foil lid was removed to consume. It's great to know that if we have GF friends over during the festive period everyone can be included when it comes to dining. 

Each pudding retails at around £1.50 which is very affordable. I wouldn't have even known that they were gluten free if presented with one.


Tweet along with the #PuddingLove hashtag today over on Twitter. 


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          ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts and Trump Bring National Enquirer Into Their Feud   
Mika Brzezinski responded to tweets by Mr. Trump that claimed she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” by saying they revealed a “childlike ego.”
          Trump, continuano le polemiche per i tweet del presidente Usa   

L'attacco ai conduttori di un programma della Msnbc scatena un putiferio ed enfatizza ancora la mancata attitudine alla presidenza

The post Trump, continuano le polemiche per i tweet del presidente Usa appeared first on Wired.


          Could a land bank fix Lebanon’s nuisance properties?   
It’s a powerful new method for preventing properties at tax sales from going into the hands of undesirable land owners, and instead going to owners the city chooses.
       

          Fate of Myerstown Coover Mansion to soon be determined   
Demolition possible if buyer doesn't come forward
       

          Daily Dose: Parents sue Knoebels   
The top stories of the day.
       

          Update: Missing Campbelltown woman found   
She was found about an hour after the bulletin was issued at 3 p.m. Friday.
       

          Parents sue Knoebels, where Lebanon boy drowned in pool   
The parents of an 8-year-old boy who drowned in a Pennsylvania amusement park's swimming pool have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit contending the lifeguards were incompetent.
       

          Manhunt under way in 3 states after recent graduate killed in road-rage shooting   
Authorities say a driver shot a recent Pennsylvania high school graduate in the head, killing her, as the two tried to merge into a single lane. The shooter is still sought.
       

          4 pregnant women test positive for Zika in York County   
At least four pregnant women in York County have tested positive for Zika virus, which can cause birth defects in newborns.
       

          Lebanon to get a medical marijuana dispensary   
State health department awards
       

          Re: Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted   
tupper - off subject - why do you call Tim Scott by his last name and Lindsey Graham by his first? In other situations that might be considered prejudicial treatment.
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          Budget bill heads to Gov. Wolf, without funding   
The budget passed both chambers, but lawmakers don't know how it will all be funded.
       

          Wichita (2016) Directed by Justyn Ah Chong & Matthew D. Ward   



Don't really know what to make of this movie. It's an odd blend of drama, thriller and slasher elements, which all sounds original and fun, but in the long run mostly works out as confusing and messy for the movie.

On the one hand I often admire and appreciate movies that are hard to categorize and really does its own thing, but once that 'thing' isn't anything all that interesting and effective it of course becomes hard to still like the movie.

I just really don't know what to make this movie. The blend of voyeurism, thriller, slasher and more serious dramatic aspects don't go together very well. The one thing too often gets in the way of the other. The drama, tension and horror aspects therefore rarely work out as anything effective. Things don't really flow and progress naturally enough. This definitely goes at the expense of the realism and credibility of the movie, while it's obvious that the movie still was going for a somewhat grounded approach. I definitely can see what this movie was trying to do with its main-story and character, but it's trying to achieve it all in a far too ineffective way.

The movie definitely makes some odd and very sudden choices with its story and main characters. It for instance really isn't all that credible, the way the main character develops and slowly descents into madness. It's not very subtle, despite the fact that it's really trying to be. This actually makes the movie worse to watch.

It's not like everything is terrible about this movie. It's actually still pretty well made, in the sense that it's a good one to look at. The editing, the camera-work, the make-up. It's all pretty good looking and deserves plenty of credit. But really, there isn't much else to the movie.

Too messy and ineffective as a movie to work out.

4/10

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          S. Annville couple to renew wedding vows under a crossed sword salute   
A South Annville couple will renew their wedding vows while portraying Robert E. Lee and his wife Mary in Gettysburg Sunday.
       

          Trailer: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)   





In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever. From: IMDb.com



Directed by:  Jake Kasdan
Starring: Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Missi Pyle and others
Current release date: December 20, 2017


          Trailer: Cult of Chucky (2017)   





Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife. From: IMDb.com



Directed by: Don Mancini
Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif and others
Current release date: October 20, 2017


          Re: Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted   
Scott is proving what he is.....a willing ostrich.....making him complicit with the antics of trump. Scott is unable to think for himself so he lets the rich, white elite do it for him - and it shows.
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          Daily Dose: Parents sue Knoebels   
The top stories of the day.
       

          Lights out police chase leads to charges against Hershey man   
Police blotter for July 1
       

          Multiple people shot at a Bronx hospital: reports   

Multiple people have been shot at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York City, according to numerous reports. Shots were reported at around 3 p.m. Eastern Time near the hospital at 173rd Street and Grand Concourse in the Mt. Eden section of the Bronx, according to CBS News. The NYPD tweeted that they were responding to a "shooting incident," and warning people to avoid the area around 1650 Grand Concourse. Recent reports, including on CNN, indicated that a manhunt was under way for a suspect. This is a developing story, so please return for further details.

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          New 5-acre corn maze opens in central Pa. this weekend   
The “Charlotte’s Web”-themed adventure will take visitors through two and a half miles of paths, scenic bridges and tricky turns.
       

          Lebanon County summer sports news and notes   
It continues to be a busy sports summer in the Lebanon Valley, so it's time to get caught up with some news and notes from the local scene...
       

          Re: Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted   
Why not? Tim Scott is forever distracted by the shiny sparkle of his beloved supreme ruler, Donnie Trump.
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          Give me liberty or give me death   
Freedom on this Fourth of July must be for all people.
       

          Slow down for turtles!   
If you're like me, leaving the turtle to meet a messy fate on the street is not an option, but sometimes it isn't safe to transport a tenacious terrapin when there's traffic or distracted drivers.
       

          Asset seizures face higher burden of proof   
Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill that reforms how law enforcers can seize private property suspected of being connected to drug dealing.
       

          Expect 750,000 vehicles on the turnpike today   
The Turnpike Commission expects 3.5 million travelers on the toll road between today and July 5.
       

          New owner of Fink's Bakery asks the community for input   
The Fink's Bakery property has a new owner who wants the Annville community to help him decide what sort of shops should go into the location.
       

          This dog 'signed' the new law his abuse inspired   
A couple dozen dogs joined more than 100 people on the Capitol lawn Wednesday to celebrate as Gov. Tom Wolf signed a comprehensive animal protection bill into law.
       

          Pa. hospital treated 36 overdoses in 24 hours   
UPMC Susquehanna is warning the surrounding communities of a possibly lethal batch of the drug in the region.
       

          Pay your tolls or face vehicle registration suspension   
More than 8,000 motorists have six or more toll violations or owe outstanding tolls of at least $500.
       

          Charges filed again against Lititz couple in deer parts case   
Charges have again been filed against former Pennsylvania restaurant owners accused of scavenging deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops.
       

          GameTimePA.com YAIAA softball all-stars 2017   
The top YAIAA softball players of the 2017 season, as selected by the GameTimePA.com staff.
       

          Watch out: Your margarita can lead to a nasty skin burn   
Second-degree burns. From making a margarita.
       

          Sparklers are hotter and more dangerous than they seem   
The handheld firework may be fun to play with, but adults should be cautious when handing sparklers off to little ones.
       

          Stephen Bear angers Camilla Thurlow fans with 'gross' tweet   
If you've been watching Love Island (oh OF COURSE YOU HAVE), chances are you've ...
          Lebanon County real estate transactions   
Recent real estate transactions in Lebanon County.
       

          Outpouring raises $300K in 24 hours for Christian music dad who lost wife after childbirth   
Christian artist Josh Wilson helps guitarist Nathan Johnson with GoFundMe campaign after tragedy.
       

          5-year-old girl transported to hospital after scooter collides with vehicle   
A 5-year-old Quentin girl was transported to the hospital Tuesday after the scooter she was riding collided with a vehicle.
       

          11th Street home ‘Exhibit A’ for ‘frustrating’ blight process   
Fire commissioner said a preventable fire and a frustrating legal process has still prevented the city from forcing the owner to fix or tear down the home.
       

          What is being done about Lebanon's bad properties?   
Dealing with blighted properties a challenge for Lebanon
       

          He bought a knife at Walmart. Now, he's in York County Prison.   
Anyone can buy an assisted opening knife off the shelf. But just having one could be a crime in Pennsylvania.
       

          Tavani returning to Lebanon Catholic in administrative role   
Frank Tavani is coming home. To his roots, to his alma mater and to a new challenge.
       

          'Morning Joe' Hosts Respond to Donald Trump's Vicious Tweets   
Trump took aim at Mika Brzezinski, whom he accused of getting a facelift. Continue reading…
          The 5 best Amazon Prime Day deals you can actually get right now   
Amazon Prime Day is July 11, but these 4 deals on Amazon subscription services are available for members now through the big day.
       

          Lawsuit filed against Venus Williams in wake of fatal crash   
The estate of the man who died as the result of injuries suffered in an accident involving Venus Williams filed a lawsuit against the tennis star.
       

          CLA to transform Coleman's park into a winter wonderland   
The holidays may seem far away but the Community of Lebanon Association is already making plans to turn Coleman Memorial Park into a winter wonderland
       

          Pa. Senate OKs bill to let school workers have guns   
School districts that let employees carry firearms on school grounds to help protect students from would-be killers would have to abide by certain ground rules.
       

          Minnesota woman seeking YouTube fame fatally shoots boyfriend in stunt gone wrong   
Monalisa Perez tweeted that the couple had agreed to carry out "one of the most dangerous videos ever."
       

          The SHRM Twilight TweetUP   
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)'s annual summit in downtown Washington D.C. at the Marriott Hotel. This year’s theme was social networking.
          Comment on Donald Trump’s ‘Morning Joe’ Attack Is Distracting the Media From Real News by Bo   
My observation with regard to this article is that it's a bit misguided and done for the same reason the media covers this vapid buffoon's tweets. It sells and people gobble it up. Having said that, I also found the article to be disingenuous. I watched both CNN and MSNBC and yes, they covered this idiocy because it has to be covered, but they also covered all the other major stories such as the health bill, the G20 meetings, Mueller's ongoing investigation. So I don't know what the writer here is going on about as it seems he wasn't or isn't paying attention to detail and instead is dreaming up a 'good and solid' idea of his own to write about. The article is part of the problem and not part of the solution.
           Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great + Legislature to Pass Budget Today - Seattle Schools Community Forum   
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Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great

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From Education Week:

Bradley Shear is a lawyer who focuses on digital privacy and social media. 
He's also the father of two elementary-aged children who attend the public schools in Maryland's Montgomery County. 

A little over a year ago, Shear says, the focus of his professional life became an intensely personal concern, as well.

"I got a phone call from my son's teacher, who said he had performed an internet search for inappropriate content on a school-issued Chromebook," Shear said in an interview. "It got me thinking about all the data being collected about kids, and whether it will ever be deleted.
From Shear's blog, Shear on Social Media Law:

Every time our kids may be admonished for talking out of turn or texting in class they may receive a permanent demerit in Class Dojo.  In the near future, classrooms may be filled with cameras and other tracking technologies that also analyze our kids every interaction with their teachers and class mates. This is not some type of crazy prediction; in China, this Orwellian future is already a reality.

Multiple companies in the educational technology space have intentionally misled students, parents, teachers, administrators, and lawmakers about how they are using the personal data they are collecting about our kids in school. For example, Google was caught intentionally scanning student emails for advertising and other troubling purposes despite prior promises it was not.  ConnectEDU tried to sell personal student data for profit when it went bankrupt despite promising not to do so.* Edmodo, another educational technology company, was recently caught surreptitiously tracking students online to monetize their web surfing habits despite promises to the contrary.

As a parent and privacy advocate, I have come to the realization that more 
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:





Legislature to Pass Budget Today

 I was actually going to give you all kinds of links and updates but here's all you really need to know - the Dems caved, schools will not be fully-funded and property-rich areas will pay for most of the increases. 


Schools will get $7.3B more over the next four years.  This is not enough and is likely to not pass judicial muster for fully funding schools.  After this budget is passed, the Supreme Court will review the part that addresses McCleary and allow the plaintiffs to give their thoughts.  Any ruling on this issue would probably come at the end of the summer.

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Robert Cruinkshank
Last year, McCleary plaintiffs said $5.6 billion needed just for next school year. $7.3b over 4 years won't cut it 

- Property taxes will go up in Seattle/King County - by a lot. 
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Joe O'Sullivan
Rough numbers, Seattle will see $440/yr increase in property taxes for average house, Ranker says
-There will be a cap on the per dollar amount that local levies can ask for.

From Representative Zack Hutchins:
Initiative 1351
Staffing enrichments provided in the prototypical funding formula under Initiative 1351 are recodified in a different chapter of the RCWs. If additional staffing units are funded in future operating budgets, those units will then become a part of basic education.

Accountability
By 2019-20, school districts must provide separate accounting of state and local revenues and expenditures data. The State Auditor must conduct regular financial audits to ensure districts are using local revenues in compliance with this act. 

Categorical programs
·         Career and Technical Education and Skills Center Programs’ class sizes reduced
·         Highly Capable Program allocation increased from 2.314 to 5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Additional Learning Assistance Program allocation for high poverty schools
·         Special Education allocation increased from 12.7 to 13.5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Increased Transitional Bilingual Program instruction in middle and high schools by two hours

Tweets
Joe O'Sullivan
Another tax change in deal: B&O tax rate for all manufacturing comes down to Boeing's preferential rate, Ranker says. 

Because much of the McCleary plan doesn't kick in for some time, Billig said lawmakers can tweak things if problems w/ plan.

On the public not being able to weigh in or even see the real actual budget in a timely manner:

Melissa Santos
 Lawmakers June Robinson and Dan Kristiansen are telling me public has had time to vet much of budget through past proposals

Tim Eyman
Mega-victories on the final budget deal - what's NOT in it is our biggest success
No income tax. No new capital gains tax.  No new carbon tax.  No increases in business taxes. 
Legislature to Pass Budget Today

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          Republicans grow increasingly anxious about heading home without a health plan - Washington Post   

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Republicans grow increasingly anxious about heading home without a health plan
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Why some inside the White House see Trump's media feud as 'winning'
Washington Post
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Silence over dad's tweets speak to Ivanka Trump's tight spot
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Memo to a Donald Trump, The New Muslim Ban, and Greta Van Susteren: YOU ARE DUMB.

Current events! They sure are current, aren't they? They're so current that two thirds of the way through the column, a news story can pop up that changes the course of the column and demolishes any chance at a central theme I could use in an introduction! SPASTIC TOPIC MONKEY FRIDAY!

The harm that Donald Trump can do to me is much, much less than the harm he can do to others. But I hate him just a tiny bit more today for making Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski more sympathetic, and I hate him for what I'm about to say about his two tweets having a central thesis, because holy shit I'm about to talk about two. Trump. Tweets. Having a. Central. Thesis.

Because the central thesis of Trump's tweet, that Scarborough and Brzezinski are starfucking sycophants who jumped on board the Trump Sucks bandwagon pretty late in the game once the wind was firmly blowing in that direction is not without some basis in reality. But Trump's still worse, and in true Awful-Person-Awful-at-His-Job-fashion, executed the premise in the most tactless, offensive way possible. And now we've gotta go through the "pile of shit just vomited more shit and we are surprised" rigamarole. Yay!


In other "it's impossible for them not to be dicks" news, after the Supreme Court ruled that an incredibly narrow version of Muslim Ban 2.0 could go into effect (and, in the process, confirming everyone's suspicion that Gorsuch is a hack), the Trump administration immediately attempted to redefine the narrow version into as broad a version as possible, essentially saying that aunts, uncles, and grandmothers don't have bona-fide connections to their family members and thus can be banned, because there's nothing more dangerous than a brown grandma.

And yes, there's already another lawsuit, and yes, the lawsuit will probably succeed in time, but take this perfidy as yet another reminder that the reason they keep winning is that they never accept a loss. We may think Roe v. Wade is settled law, for example, but they refuse to recognize the very idea of settled law. And when we win a fight and rest, that's how we lose the next three fights and poor women end up giving birth because they can't drive to another fucking state. All victories are temporary. Taking them out of power is the least temporary, but it doesn't seem possible to keep them out of power, so we're stuck with this bullshit.


I need to talk about Greta Van Susteren's shitball Villager MSNBC ad RIGHT NOW. I can't put it off any longer. Mainly because she just lost her show and her job at MSNBC which means the ad won't be run any more either, and that's a good thing, because it was fucking awful. In it, she extolled the virtues of Martin's Tavern in Gerogetown, where politicans sat, talked, drank, schemed, and brokered deals.

It was a perfectly horrible paean to the art of politics as "two old white males setting policy for the common people over drinks" that is at the heart of pure D.C. politics. A world where someone like Van Susteren can bounce around the ideological spectrum of cable journalism and still retain broad support, respect, and cultural cache because she moves in a world where "them" and "us" aren't defined by beliefs or advocacy, they're defined by social circles and acceptability as a dinner party guest. Fuck that noise.


          Trump says Repeal, Replace Later and Self-employed/Small businesses might lose affordable coverage!!!   
Like Trump's comment that took the nations breath away...:


Yet House and Senate Republican plans are getting trashed, not surprisingly, in this most recent poll:



So if Republicans can't prevent 23 million people from losing their health care insurance with a new plan, at least just dump the Affordable Care Act outright?


Dumb doesn't begin to describe taking this kind of chance with 8 percent of the economy. But get a load of what his in-the-tank true believing followers think:
Among Republicans, Trump wouldn't bear the brunt of the blame if Congress is unable to repeal and replace Obamacare. Just 6 percent would blame him, and half said they would blame congressional Democrats. Another 20 percent said they would blame GOP lawmakers.
Of course Republicans are only doing what voters wanted them to do...see graph....

The Senate's Better Care Act adds mind-boggling costly complexity to the U.S. health care system. 

For me, an "all payer system" is simple; every doctor is your doctor, every hospital is your hospital. No bills, no worries ever. .

Waaayyyyyy too easy say Republicans, who want us to spend days, months and years maneuvering through their nightmarish and complicated idea of free market freedom. One idea is so ridiculously convoluted and costly that it numbs the mind, making people join a group formed to manage health policy...seriously?
KFFDotOrg: Association Health Plans for Small Groups and Self-Employed Individuals under the Better Care Reconciliation Act: The Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), includes a provision to create new association health plan options for small employers and self-employed individuals ... the ACA requirement that premiums cannot vary based on health status does not apply in the large group market. Neither does the requirement for policies to cover ten categories of essential health benefits. 

SBHPs would be able to set premiums for small firm and self-employed members based on health and risk status ... However, in the event a covered individual becomes seriously ill or injured, nothing under federal law would prevent the SBHP insurer from raising the premium for that small employer or self-employed individual, even to unaffordable levels. This could lead to premiums in the traditional small group market becoming much higher for employers who need to seek coverage there ... making health insurance less affordable for sick individuals and small groups who would have to rely on them, and potentially not available at all.

          NRA Declares War on Liberals.    
I've been writing about the Republican authoritarian movement for some time now along with their sheepishly devoted voters. They've been vilifying liberals, progressives and Democrats for years. Not coincidentally, I've also noticed my conservative friend in Milwaukee has made the attacks more personal, with an arrogance rooted from one party rule. After all, they "won" and will never lose power again. And according to my friend, with the appointment of conservative judges, liberals will lose in the courts as well.  

NRA Ad Warning: What I've seen from tweets and blog commentary is perfectly summed up in the recent NRA ad. It is literally all there, with the added call to arms of course. Trump's blatant attack on the First Amendments very clear protections of the press, the rise of right wing media, and the many years of vilifying  "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances," the NRA ad may be the marker right wing authoritarians have been waiting for. Especially after the way this ad hit the fan:


"They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. And then they use their ex-president to endorse “the resistance.”

All to make them march. Make them protest. Make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia. To smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law-abiding — until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness.

And when that happens, they’ll use it as an excuse for their outrage. The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom, is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.

I’m the National Rifle Association of America. And I’m freedom’s safest place."
As Vox's Zack Beauchamp put it:
This chilling NRA ad calls on its members to save America by fighting liberals: A liberal insurgency is destroying American society. The “only way” to protect yourself from this surge in left-wing violence (a made-up threat, to be clear) is to donate to the NRA.

In a 2013 op-ed, for example, NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre argued that a lawless America was inevitable if the liberals succeeded in their nefarious plan to take your guns … it functions as a kind of anti-politics — casting the NRA’s political opponents as devious enemies who can’t be opposed through normal politics. Republicans control all three branches of government and a large majority of statehouses nationwide. There is literally zero chance that any kind of major gun control passes in America in the foreseeable future.

The threat, instead, is from a kind of liberal-cultural fifth column: People who are acting outside of legitimate political channels to upend American freedoms, through protest and violence. It’s a paranoid vision of American life that encourages the NRA’s fans to see liberals not as political opponents, but as monsters.
The ad features right-wing pundit Dana Loesch, who seems determined to turn everything in our country beet red:


The NRA made the mistake of using "blue" as their background, making it ripe for parody, like this...


          ISTE 2010: Schrock, "A Dose of Twitter for Every Day of the Year"   
A Dose of Twitter for Every Day of the Year
Presented by Kathy Schrock

Ways to integrate Twitter into the Classroom:
  • Choose a historical figure and tweet as if you're that individual.
  • Provide a summary of a chapter or lesson.
  • Share a link relating to the topic of the week.
  • Do collaborative writing.
  • Post a question each night.
  • Have students follow a breaking news story.

30 Interesting Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom (Tom Barrett offers suggestions for using Twitter in public schools. These are available at

The Twitter Song by Ben Walker
          Video: The Truth Behind Trumps MSNBC Tweets, Sargon of Akkad Investigated?   

We Are Change

In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news of the MSNBC Mika Brzezinski face-lift Trump tweet, Sargon of Akkad being investigated by Patreon, updates on the U.S Petro dollar, a 10 million dollar fundraiser, John Podesta’s latest testimony and a lot more. June 5th 2017 The dispute between Qatar, a major […]

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          Trump Tweets: Repeal Obama Health Law Now   
"If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!"
          Twitter reportedly explores the idea of a fake news button   

See something on Twitter that may be false? Maybe an alternative fact?

The company is "exploring" a feature that would let you flag the tweet as containing "misleading, false, or harmful information," The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing two anonymous people familiar with the matter.

It remains to be seen if the feature will ever see the light of the day.

"We are not currently testing this nor do we have any current plans to ship it," a Twitter spokesperson told Mashable.

Twitter product managers and engineers, like those at other tech companies, often brainstorm and create features that never get implemented.

Take, for example, Twitter's exploration of expanding tweets to more than 140 characters or an edit button.

Introducing a fake news button wouldn't be too difficult. Twitter already has a drop-down menu on each tweet where Twitter users can report a tweet as harassment, for example.

According to the anonymous sources speaking to The Washington Post, the feature could appear in this menu.

Meanwhile, Facebook, Twitter's big competitor in the industry of sharing news on a social media platform, has taken the fight against fake news seriously.

Facebook's latest effort, announced this week, involves forbidding publishers to change the headline or image of an article.

Facebook also rolled out a tool in March that cites third-party fact-checking organisations like Snopes and Politifact when a story shared on the platform potentially contains false information.

Twitter isn't naive to fake news being shared on the platform.

Indeed, its new ad campaign involved someone sharing alternative facts related to climate change.

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          Lay’s Family Size Chips, Only $1.49 at Target!   

This is a great deal to grab on some Lay’s chips without even taking or using a coupon! This is one of those great easy going deals, where you just walk in and buy. Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady!

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          Free Luseta Tea Tree and Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner Samples!   

I love using a shampoo with Tea Tree, because it makes my hair feel soft and moisturized. This is a great deal to grab a couple samples. Free Luseta Tea Tree and Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner Samples Thanks, Hunts 4 Freebies!

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          Fred BREW WHALE Tea Infuser Only $4.38 On Amazon!   

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          Sports quiz of the week: Confederations Cup, Lions, Tour de France and hackers   

Where is the peloton? What took 30.81 seconds? And who wasn’t careful enough?

In which country will the Tour de France begin on Saturday?

France

Germany

England

Andorra

When was the last time the Lions came from 1-0 down to win a series against the All Blacks in New Zealand?

1904

1971

1983

Never

What did Wayde van Niekerk achieve in 30.81 seconds this week?

Hit the first six in a day-night county cricket match

He cycled 1km

He picked up a red card at a Confederations Cup match

He set a new 300m world record

The England Under-21 team kept up the country's record of losing on penalties when they were knocked out of the U21 Euros by Germany in a shootout. In which of these tournaments did the senior team not go out on penalties?

World Cup 1990

Euro 1996

World Cup 1998

Euro 2004

World Cup 2006

Euro 2008

Who is England’s most capped player at Under-21 level, with 46 appearances?

Scott Carson

Danny Rose

Fabrice Muamba

James Milner

UFC fighter Justine Kish lost to Felice Herrig at the weekend. What was unusual about the fight?

They are sisters-in-law

Herrig closed her eyes to lure Kish forwards and then knocked her out with one punch

Herrig was Kish's former coach until she decided she could make more money fighting

Kish pooed herself during the bout

A fortnight ago Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted: "I've been hacked! Be careful out there." What did he post this week?

A tweet in which he called the team's manager "a waste of space and money"

Pictures of a star player's contract, including his salary and phone number

A tweet in which he called Donald Trump an "ugly, dumb-ass, no-good punk"

A picture of a naked woman

Claudio Bravo became Chile's hero in the Confederations Cup semi-final when he saved all three of the penalties he faced in the shootout against Portugal. How many saves did he make for Manchester City in 2017?

Three

Five

Seven

11

Nigel Benn and Steve Collins have agreed to fight each other for a third time later this year. When were their first two fights?

1996

2001

2006

2010

According to John McEnroe, where would Serena Williams be in the world rankings if she played on the men's tour?

"Just below the big four"

"Top 20"

"In the top 100"

"Like 700"

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MIRANDA SINGS & FRIENDS (27.05.10)
Julie, Daniel Boys, gli scimuniti (ora disoccupati) di Hairspray, Nikki s/b Elphaba etc, nulla possono contro la sciagurata Miranda.
In bocca ha il vetriolo e sulle labbra venti kg di rossetto, vanta numerosi tentativi di imitazione ma ci vogliono due palle quadre fumanti grosse cosi' per essere Miranda Sings.
Ad un certo punto ha fatto cantare Fine Fine Line a Julie usando uno dei suoi calzini come puppet e me la stavo quasi a fa' sotto dalle risate.
Alla fine, uscendo passo a salutare Paoletto lo Speziale (LOL) che mi bacia contento e sorridente.
La sera stessa ci manda un TWEET dicendo che ci vuole bene e ci chiama "my M & C".
Aww, era 'mbriaco de sicuro..

RICHARD BEADLE: TODAY IS MY DAY. (29.05.10)
Ennesimo late night gig di Hannah.
Mi sta uccidendo.
Beadle, per chi non lo sapesse, e' il direttore d'orchestra di Hair. Esso ha scritto varie canzoni e un par de musical.
La famiglia di Beadle ci era seduta davanti, erano 'mbriachi e esaltati e ci hanno interrotto mentre ci facevamo le foto perche' ce le volevano fare a tutti i costi loro. Vabbe'.
Nella seconda ora ci propina una 10ina di sue creazioni, cantate da amici vari ed ex compagni di sventure lavorative westendesche, tra cui Ashleigh Grey (ergo: mandria di Wicked fangirls under-18 al bar).
Ma noi siamo andate per la prima ora: Hannah e Woodsie in un reading del musical di Beadle. Manco mi ricordo come se chiama, ma non e' importante.
HANNAH. OMG.
Perche' si supera sempre, perche' l'attimo che la inquadri e sai che aspettarti lei arriva e ti sventra l'anima cosi'?? PERCHE'???
Praticamente: Woodsie si deve sposare uno (un deficente, mai visto ma una bella voce, non particolarmente brillante come attore..), e questo 'uno' odia la propria mamma, perche' beve, perche non gli ha mai detto chi e' suo padre e perche' e' una scassa cazzi che ha fatto scappare a gambe levate ben due fiancee del figlio (ma in realta' e' stato lui ad abbandonarle all'altare).
Woodsie, nella frenesia prematrimonio, sconsideratamente invita la suddetta mamma alle nozze, scatenando la tragedia.
Lo sposo spala merda a palate sulla genitrice, che a dirla tutta e' un pelino scassamaroni, ma e' HANNAH SANTO CIELO. E' awesome. La vorrei io, una madre cosi'.
Prima ha una song della madonna (in cui eravamo praticamente piegati in due sul pavimento con la milza esplosa) dove spiega tutte le cose che non sopporta (ovvero tutto), e dopo ti sgancia un destro dritto alla bocca dello stomaco quando scopri che non ha mai detto al figlio chi e' suo padre perche' non lo sa, e' stata violentata da ragazza e non ne ha mai piu' parlato.
Siamo rimasti tutti pietrificati per un lunghissimo istante.
Anche se vocalmente non era al suo meglio, ha ammazzato tutti con la mera forza del suo talento.
Ha rubato lo show, e non sono mai stata piu' orgogliosa di lei.
Alla fine 'la madre' muore in un incidente stradale, il figlio rimpiange tutto quello che ha fatto/detto, Woodsie lo consola e se lo sposa lo stesso, il matrimonio s'ha da fare e si fa con lo spettro di mamma' dietro che ruba la scena anche da morta.
Non ho ancora capito se lo show mi e' piaciuto o se Hannah e le sue incredibili capacita' vocali/recitative mi farebbero piacere qualunque cosa.



Chiacchieriamo un po' all'intervallo, dove ci presenta la sua amica Lindsey (origine della tipa non specificata) e alla fine dello show, dove finiamo nel solito delirio mezzo in italiano mezzo in inglese che vi giuro, non ci ho capito un cazzo.
Innanzi tutto i complimenti per come eravamo acchittate, che non sono usuali. Meritano una menzione *gongola*
Al solito volevamo salutarla per un attimo prima di andare via e si e' trasformato in una conversazione surreale da 10 minuti.
Siamo finite a parlare di me e la Moglie, da quanto ci conosciamo, da quanto stiamo insieme, da quanto siamo sposate, e l'Open Air e quanto si sta gia' stressando che se piove col cazzo che va in scena (LOL) e Jamie, i cabarets e le prove per i cabarets, e twitter e la sua avversione per i pc (SEMPRE GLI STESSI DISCORSI TECHNOFOBICI CRISTO) e OMG un altro po' e ci prendevamo a male parole perche' Manu ha osato dire che non possiamo andarla a vedere presentare i Sondheim Awards perche' abbiamo il cabaret di Julie quella sera ('Come osate! Come si dice evil eye in italiano?? Malocchio? Vi faccio il malocchioooo!!' XDDD).
E la tipa di origine non specificata che si preoccupa 'ma non le trattare cosi', povere..' e Hannah fa spallucce ed esclama: 'ma non devo essere nice con loro, posso essere come sono..'. LOL.
Era decisamente allegrotta. Ma in una nice way. Alla fine mi ha inghiottita in un abbraccio a orso (e' talmente alta che quando ti stringe le braccia al collo le sparisci nelle tette e ne esci che sai di Eau de Wad per due giorni) e siamo riuscite ad andare a dormire alle 2:30 AM, che e' una specie di record.

Poi c'e' stata GaGa.
Due volte, domenica e lunedi'.
E' inutile tentare di convincere gli scettici, giustificare la marea di soldi spesi per vederla o predicare ai convertiti.
GaGa o la capisci o via dalle balle.
O sei un Little Monster, o non lo sei.

Fatto sta che la mia vita adesso verra' ricordata PdG e DdG, Prima di GaGa e Dopo di GaGa.

Non sono nemmeno una grandissima fan della sua musica, ma nulla e' paragonabile al talento nudo e crudo di questa ragazzina, qualunque cosa canti. La possono associare a Madonna, a Bowie, a Bjork, a gesuccristo o chi vi pare a voi.

Ma niente e' quite come lei.

Se vi capita, fateci un salto, al suo Monster Ball. Per due ore sarete completamente liberi, e non saprete piu' tornare alla vostra vita normale.


(il video e' il mio, fin tanto che il Tubo non me lo tira giu' io continuo a spacciarlo in giro. Fa bene all'anima.)


THE FANTASTICKS (01.06.10)
Storiella scema di due padri vicini di casa che decidono di far sposare i propri figli adolescenti con un bel trucco di reverse psychology: li separano con un muro e gli fanno credere che le due famiglie sono in lotta. I due cretini ci cascano e si innamorano perche' e' proibito. I padri (uno dei due era Fenner in Bad Girls..lol) dei due cretini (lui era l'u/s, il nostro Muto in Betwixt che ci piaceva tanto, lei sembra Gabrielle di Xena) chiedono aiuto ad un mago/cialtrone per far risolvere il tutto e farli sposare senza rivelare l'inganno, e il cialtrone prima lo fa, ma siccome si sente che e' tutto finto li vuole testare sadicamente fino al limite della tortura: manda lui in viaggio a vedere il mondo e invece lo fa derubare, picchiare e quasi affogare, mentre a lei la seduce e la abbandona. Quando i due imbecilli si ritrovano alla fine sono sicuri di amarsi davvero e finisce tutto a tarallucci e vino.
Una manica di cretini.
Il tutto condito da un mimo che getta incessantementi coriandoli a destra e a manca e due attori sfigati che aiutano il cialtrone nel suo imbroglio, e che sono la cosa piu' figa dello show.
Per uno show che e' stato 50 anni di seguito off-Broadway mi aspettavo un tantinello di piu', ma c'e' un tot di charm e qualche canzoncina orecchiabile, e un cast non da buttare al cesso. Immagino che vada visto con occhi puri e non da cinica theatregoer come me..
Da vedere una volta, ma niente da strapparsi i capelli. Inutile anche aggiungere che ha gia' postato la closing notice..

E adesso abbiamo Julie domenica, speriamo bene..magari viene Boo, che ne sai..
          【WEB】 ロジカルな人が叩かれるのはなぜ?   

 

iPad pro 楽しいです。画面が綺麗です。ずっと触っていられますが、本ばかり読んでいます。

 

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当たり前だと思っていたけど、知らない人が多いようです。エクセルでは、Ctrl + w  (ウィンドウを閉じる)とか Ctrl + z (元に戻す)、 Ctrl + = (削除)が便利。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

嫌われている人からすらも好かれてしまう! 自分の印象をグーンとアップさせるテクニック

 

嫌われている人からすらも好かれてしまう! 自分の印象をグーンとアップさせるテクニック | ブクペ

 

 

 

・相手より「一回多く」感謝する
・中途半端なサービスなら、かえって悪印象である
・完璧よりも、少し隙があるほうが好かれる
・いくつかの選択肢の中から、相手に選びとらせる
・人との約束では、"前倒し"のクセをつける

 

 

嫁の飯がまずい

 

嫁のメシがまずい 憧れの奥さん

 

588 : 名無しさん@お腹いっぱい。 : 2012/04/09(月) 11:21:50.52
嫁がメシマズから卒業するかもしれん
調理師免許持ってる奥さんと仲良くなって料理を教えてもらうようにしたらしい
土曜日にその奥さんに教わりながら、唐揚げと筑前煮を作ったと自慢げに出した嫁
見た目も味も比べ物にならないくらい最高だった
まずはレシピ通りに作ること、味見を何回もすることを言われたんだと
嫁は、その奥さんのブログを見て憧れているから素直に言うことを聞くらしいw
嫁が作ったおかずが美味しくてご飯をおかわりする日が来るとは(泣)

 

 

 

ロジカルな人が叩かれるのはなぜ?

 

脳科学者中野信子が語る 論理と感情の関係 - ログミー

 

 

中野 そうそう。ただこのとき、ロジックのほうを大事にするとどういうことが起きるかというと、そのロジックを大事にした人は、組織など共同体から排除の圧力にさらされる可能性が高くなります。


本当はロジカルには正しいんだけれど、「空気読めないことするな」と言われます。そのコミュニティから距離のあるところで、冷静になって考えれば「空気ってなんだよ」って思いますよね。まったくロジカルではないことに従え、というのですから。


だけど、コミュニティを維持するためには、ロジックだけを大事にするという戦略ではダメなんです。要するに、私たちはロジカルに考えて生き延びてきた種ではない、ということなのだろうと思います。ロジカルをときには捨てても共感性で対応する必要がある事態が多かったんでしょうね。

 

若い頃は、口喧嘩で負けることがなく、論理で押し込んで相手を打ち負かすことが多かったのですが、年を取ってからそんなことをしなくなりました。相手を負かせても、メリットがない事に気がついたからです。それよりも相手との関係を優先したほうが、相手も自分も傷つくこともなく平和的になります。 

 

ただしこれは、相手が日本人だけに通用することで、日本人以外では自分の主張をはっきり言った方がスムーズに進みます。

 

 


          Tweets reveal President Trump's true nature   

Keep those tweets coming (“Trump inspires 2-party backlash,” June 30). We Americans frequently display frighteningly short memories. These presidential tweets are needed reminders that the writer is, and always will be, an ill-informed, mendacious, thin-skinned, mean-spirited and egotistical misogynist.

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PROFESSIONAL CON ARTIST BARBARA LEE IS BACK.


Whoa. My amdt to sunset 2001 AUMF was adopted in DOD Approps markup! GOP & Dems agree: a floor debate & vote on endless war is long overdue.




''WOAH!' INDEED.


A DEBATE IS LONG OVERDUE -- IN PART BECAUSE BARBARA LEE REFUSED TO CALL OUT FORMER CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O FOR 8 YEARS.

NOW SHE THINKS SHE CAN SLINK-SLINKY BACK IN WITHOUT ANYONE NOTICING.

REACHED FOR COMMENT, LEE INSISTED SHE WAS TOO BUSY TO TALK, SHE WAS A TAG SALE ON CORRINE BROWN'S WIGS BEFORE CONNIE GOES TO THE BIG HOUSE.


FROM THE TCI WIRE:

The truth is the battle continues.

But the truth is tossed to the side by the immature.

That would include those who lap at the crotches of military men (they themselves haven't usually served ever).



MOSUL LIBERATED has fallen in Lions of Iraqi forces retake the city of Mosul from ISIS completely.







Those are the heroes?


I would think the people of Mosul who managed to survive three years of being occupied by the Islamic State would be the heroes.

You know, the people the Iraqi government abandoned for over two years?

The ones the Iraqi government made no effort to assist or help?




Reality: It's day 249 of The Mosul Slog.

It could end today.

It might not.

But as of right now, it continues.



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"corn nuts"
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"2017 in film songs"
"Hillary Diane, go to your room!"
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"Nonsense"
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"ROUGH NIGHT"
"Look at the votes"
"duran duran"
"Only the lonely can play"
"Read Hersh"
"The Motels"
"Go away, Neera"

"How will Hillary celebrate?"
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          The Reality Show President   

People don't understand Trump because they don't understand Reality Television.


I have noted time and time again that Reality Television isn't real.  And many others have documented on YouTube and elsewhere how it is created.   You may not have a script with lines and direction, but you have suggestions and a rough outline.  You video your actors (and they are actors) for hours and hours and then in editing, using strategic cutaways, mood music, and snippets of conversations, create the story line you want.

The media is losing its collective mind over Trump - that is except Fox News.   Trump promises to save jobs at Carrier - and the jobs go away anyway.   And the number of jobs is pitiful to begin with.  Why is a President worried about 700 jobs at factory?   He promises to create new coal jobs and claims tens of thousands are "put back to work" in coal mines (what a treat!) when in fact, few, if any jobs have been created.   He claims that "clean coal" technology will save coal, in an era of dirt-cheap natural gas.   And in Mississippi, Southern Company decides to toss in the towel with "clean coal" as the technology simply doesn't work and the plant is converted to natural gas. 

But Trump continues with his Pepe-the-Frog shit-eating grin.  He doesn't seem bothered by the fact that the facts contradict almost everything he says or tweets.  Is he delusional?  Crazy?  Or just a reality television star?

Trump may be smarter than he appears, or at least more clever.   He doesn't really care about the 700 votes he'll get from Carrier employees (and likely lose, when their jobs go away).   What the rest of his supporters remember is that he "cared about the little man" and "saved jobs" even if the jobs weren't saved.   These are people getting their "facts" from Inforwars, not the New York Times.   So they believe that big coal is back on track, and Carrier is employing thousands more in Indiana, and Ford is building its new Focus in Detroit. 

With reality television, perception is the key, not reality.

In the Tee-Vee show, The Apprentice, people didn't actually work as an apprentice to Donald J. Trump.  They didn't "create a new hamburger" for Burger King.   If you believe this, you are a dolt.   What they did was get Burger King to sponsor the program, and then take a product that Burger King had already developed (or developed for the show) and then faked up a "contest" to have the "apprentices" appear to invent it.

But the plebes eat this shit up.  They all want to see the end part of the program where, in a conference room to the tune of dramatic music, Trump "fires" someone.   Of course it is all fake.  I mean, Celebrity Apprentice?   You really think Jay-Z is going to work every day at Trump Tower as Donald's butt-boy?

These are the kind of people who vote for Trump - people of low intellect who think reality television is real, or that American businesses are like The Jetsons, where someone gets "fired!" every week.  The reality of American business is that if you fired everyone who lead a project that was unsuccessful, you'd fire your entire staff every year and have a horrendous turnover rate.   Not all projects succeed, that is a given.  Which is why research is so expensive.  But then again, the projects and research on The Apprentice are all fake and the outcomes predetermined anyway.

This is what Trump is selling - The Reality Presidency.   And his fans eat it up.  He tweets outrageous things and says even more outrageous things - and people sit on the edge of their seat to see what outrageous thing he says next.   And the folks who hate Trump watch twice as much as those who like him.

But unlike television, ratings don't count for much in a Presidency.   But again, maybe that is where his real genius lies.   He was only days into his Presidency when he formed his re-election campaign.   Trump knows where the real battle ahead lies, not in legislative or executive branch "accomplishments" but in selling a narrative to his core base that he is "getting things done" and "saving jobs for little people" even as he knows it isn't true.

In a way, it is so beautiful how this is constructed.  He's reduced the Presidency to its essential core - all appearance and no real action.   He is, to some extent, like the Queen of England - cutting the ribbon at a new Tesco, but not really controlling the government.

And that is what most people want out of a President.   Not policy wonkism or carefully thought out foreign policy.  They want a President who speaks out about issues that are important to them.  Who says things that staid politicians shy away from.   Whether or not this accomplishes anything is actually secondary, what people want to hear is that the President is thinking of them.

And maybe there is precedent for this.   Teddy Roosevelt said that the Presidency was a "Bully Pulpit" and he used his position to rail against corruption and the trusts.   And people ate it up, even if his progressive agenda didn't go too far - and his hand-picked successor unraveled much of it.  He was a populist President, and one that many folks thought might be a bit reckless.

Another Roosevelt used a similar technique to his advantage.   Franklin Roosevelt certainly won the hearts and minds of many folks during the Great Depression by talking about their problems, even if he came from the same wealthy patrician family as his distant cousin.   Many "New Deal" programs were later invalidated by the courts, and many historians and economists debate the real effect of things like the "National Recovery Act" in turning around the economy.   The point is - and was - he was a populist.  Herbert Hoover didn't engage the troubled working class and showed that he cared about their plight, but was standoffish and talked about economic policy as if it didn't affect real people.

I am not comparing Trump to the two Roosevelts, of course.  Even Teddy was far, far smarter than the Donald.  But if you read his biography, Teddy was, in part, a "reality" star, traipsing off to Montana in his Abercrombie and Fitch dudewear, trying to remake himself as a cowboy, rather than the fop he was known as.   Teddy Roosevelt built a tennis court behind the White House, but famously remarked that he would never allow a photographer to take his photo holding a tennis racket, but rather holding a gun.   He knew about how to groom a public image.

President Trump isn't nearly as smart, of course.   But he knows how to groom a public image, as indeed, much of his life has been sent selling himself as a "brand" to other people, particularly in recent years, where his vaunted real estate deals amount to little more than branding arrangements.

The media is getting it all wrong, if they think they can debunk Trump with "the truth".  His supporters don't care about the truth, they care about appearances.   And their perception of the truth is shaped not by witty editorials in the Huffington Post, The New York Times, or The Washington Post, which largely go unread by the masses of his supporters.    They are getting their "truth" from shadowy conspiracy theory websites, Alex Jones, and Fox News.   And very likely, in four years, they will vote again for Donald Trump.

And he might win, if the Democrats put up a "progressive" candidate like Elizabeth Warren, who by all accounts is a nice and sincere person, but doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of winning in the States that count.

And given that the Democrats seem to spend an awful lot of time these days cow-towing to Bernie Sanders, who isn't even  a Democrat, I suspect we may see eight years of Donald Trump.   Not because he will win, but because the Democrats will lose.

          7/1/2017: WORLD: Nasty Trump tweet ‘shameful’   

UNITED STATES: The first tweet contained the typical name-calling fare from US President Donald Trump, labelling MSNBC’s talk show Morning Joe ’’poorly rated’’ and calling its hosts ‘‘low IQ Crazy Mika’’ and ‘‘Psycho Joe’’. But the second tweet, about...
          Trump's crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?   
NEW YORK (AP) -- If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he&apos;d be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say....
          Republicans round on Trump over 'bleeding facelift' tweet   
Senior members of the president's own party criticise remarks he made against MSNBC journalists.
          Mika Brzezinski v Kellyanne Conway: Two takes on Trump tweets   
Mika Brzezinski speaks out about President Trump's attack on her while the administration defends it.
          ANN ALTHOUSE ON THE REACTION TO TRUMP’S LATEST TWEET: Over at The Washington Post, Callum Borcher…   
ANN ALTHOUSE ON THE REACTION TO TRUMP’S LATEST TWEET: Over at The Washington Post, Callum Borchers is calling it a “blatantly sexist attack.” Ridiculous. Men get facelifts too. In fa ... - Source: pjmedia.com
          What a Successful Free-Agency Period Will Look Like for Cleveland Cavaliers   

The Cleveland Cavaliers may be Eastern Conference champions, but after the NBA Finals, it’s clear they need to do something to get past the Golden State Warriors.

However, they are heavily limited by what they can do because of the salary cap. According to Spotrac, they have $127,998,668 in committed salaries, which puts them $8,998,668 over the luxury-tax threshold.

That means they can only use the taxpayer mid-level exception for $5,192,000, which isn’t going to go far when most teams are below the cap. According to cap guru Albert Nahmad at HeatHoops.com, there are only five other teams which can’t generate cap space if they wanted to.

The Cavaliers have also ended their relationship with David Griffin, the general manager who helped build the champs in 2016. That bothered LeBron James, which has raised speculation that the King could be on his way out of Cleveland in the summer of 2018.

That also makes it more difficult to recruit stars.

When we talk about a "successful" free-agency period for the Cavaliers, we have a low bar.

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          Trump's crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?   
NEW YORK (AP) -- If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he&apos;d be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say....
          Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence   
CHICAGO – Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at "epidemic proportions."

Trump's remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the formation of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office acknowledged that an additional 20 ATF agents have been sent to Chicago.

State police, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors will target illegal guns and repeat gun offenders, Chicago police said. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement Thursday night that "we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago."

Trump tweeted Friday morning that "Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help." In January, he warned Chicago about its high number of homicides, saying on Twitter that he is ready to "send in the Feds."

Adam Collins, spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the city wants federal help.

"Six months ago we made it clear that we would welcome additional federal support, and six months later we appreciate the 20 new ATF agents that are now arriving," Collins said in an email. But as the police department released figures that show the number of homicides, shooting incidents and shooting victims has dropped, Collins said "the progress CPD has made this year has happened without any of the new resources from the federal government we requested."

In fact, earlier this week, officials announced that the ATF had loaned the city a van outfitted with ballistic testing equipment to help police more quickly solve gun crimes.

Trump's latest tweet said there have been 1,714 shootings in Chicago this year. According to the police department, there have been 1,703 shooting victims. There were 1,935 shooting victims in the city during the same period last year. Also, there have been 1,360 shooting incidents so far this year — 224 less than were reported during the same period in 2016. So far this year, there have been 320 homicides compared to 322 by this time last year, according to the police department.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking Friday on the Fox News Channel's morning show, "Fox & Friends," said the Justice Department is "sending in additional gun investigators" to Chicago and that he has urged the U.S. attorney's office to prosecute gun cases aggressively.

"The police have been demoralized in many ways," he said. "In many ways, the policies in Chicago have not been working. Murders are way, way too high. It is critical for the people of Chicago's public safety that we begin to work together here and deport violent criminals that have been convicted. They need to not be a sanctuary city, they need to be protecting the people of Chicago from violent criminals."

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement late Thursday that federal and Cook County prosecutors plan to develop new strategies to prosecute gun crimes and offenders.

On Friday, Sessions said the Justice Department will send more federal prosecutors to "prioritize prosecutions to reduce gun violence."

Sessions last week pledged federal assistance to 12 cities to help them develop individualized, long-term strategies to fight violence. But Chicago was not among them.

The Justice Department said that's because Chicago was already part of a similar Justice Department program called the Violence Reduction Network, which began in 2014. Under that initiative, federal agents teamed up with their local counterparts to share resources and intelligence.

The Justice Department spokesman said the department will keep working with cities including Chicago under the new crime-fighting program, called the Public Safety Partnership. And he noted that dozens of additional ATF agents had "surged" into Chicago so far this year.


          President Trump urges GOP to repeal Affordable Care Act law now, replace later   
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump urged divided congressional Republicans on Friday to break their logjam over dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law by "immediately" repealing it and replacing it later, a formula that GOP leaders dismissed months ago as politically unwise.

Trump's early-morning tweet embraced a sequential approach favored by only a handful of conservatives eager to take quick action on one of the party's foremost priorities — repealing Obamacare, something Republicans have long promised to do. But his suggestion threatened to sharpen divisions between conservatives and moderates, who are leery of stripping coverage from millions of constituents without something to substitute for it.

"If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!" Trump tweeted.

Supporters of that idea include Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rand Paul, R-Ky.

House and Senate leaders long ago abandoned initial thoughts of first erasing Obama's law, and then replacing it.

Such a step-by-step approach would leave Republicans vulnerable to Democratic accusations that they were simply tossing people off coverage without helping them obtain medical care. And the idea would leave unresolved the quandary stumping lawmakers today — how to replace Obama's system of online insurance markets, tax subsidies and an expanded Medicaid with something that will get enough Republican votes to pass Congress.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declined to comment on Trump's tweet.

On Thursday, Senate Republicans were considering breaking a stalemate over what their replacement bill should do by preserving a tax boost Obama's law imposed on high earners. Keeping that tax increase in place was a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering push to repeal his health care overhaul.

The break from dogma by a party that has long reviled tax boosts — and most things achieved by Obama — underscores McConnell's feverish effort to rescue the Senate legislation from the brink of possible defeat.

The money from the tax boost would instead be used to bolster proposed health care subsidies for lower-income people.

The change, proposed by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would give a more populist flavor to the bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that as the legislation now is written, it would boost out-of-pocket costs for many poor consumers and produce 22 million uninsured people while cutting around $700 billion in taxes over a decade — largely for richer people and the health care industry.

"You're increasing the burden on lower-income citizens and obviously alleviating the burden on the wealthy. That is not an equation that works," Corker said. He said he was "very confident" that leaders would address the issue in the updated bill.

Top Republicans also considered an amendment pushed by conservatives to let insurers offer plans with low premiums and scant benefits. To do so, a company would also have to sell a policy that abides by the consumer-friendly coverage requirements in Obama's 2010 statute, which the GOP is struggling to repeal.

Both proposals were encountering internal Republican opposition, and it was uncertain either would survive.

McConnell postponed a vote on an initial version Tuesday because of opposition from conservatives and moderates alike. By this week's end, he wants to nail down changes that would assure the bill's passage after Congress' weeklong July 4 recess. No more than two of the 52 GOP senators can oppose the measure for him to prevail, and there were no indications he'd achieved that margin as senators left town Thursday.

"We're kind of at a stalemate right now, I'd say," said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who with Ohio GOP Sen. Robert Portman and others wants to forestall reductions the measure would make in Medicaid.

The Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people has grown dramatically in their states and others, but the Republican bill would cut it, with reductions growing over time.

Under Corker's proposal, the bill would retain Obama's 3.8 percent tax increase on investment income for married couples making more than $250,000 a year and individuals making more than $125,000. Keeping that increase would save $172 billion over 10 years, and moderates want to use that money to make coverage more affordable for poorer consumers.

Conservatives said they opposed the idea, along with the chairmen of Congress' two tax-writing committees: Senate Finance chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas.

Also in play was a proposal by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to let insurers offer skimpier policies, which conservatives say would lower premiums.

Moderates oppose that, especially if it lets insurers raise premiums on people with pre-existing medical problems.

Republicans also said party leaders agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their bill. They were also considering a proposal by conservatives to let people use tax-advantaged health savings accounts to pay health care premiums.


          MSNBC 'Morning Joe' hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts   
NEW YORK – "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said Friday that President Donald Trump lied about their December encounter in a tweet and that his "unhealthy obsession" with their program doesn't serve his mental health or the country well.

The two MSNBC personalities postponed a vacation in order to respond to Trump's tweet, which drew broad condemnation a day earlier because he called Brzezinski "crazy" and said she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" when he saw them at his Florida estate.

"It's been fascinating and frightening and really sad for our country," Brzezinski said on their program.

"We're OK," said Scarborough, her co-host and fiance. "The country's not."

The hosts, who also co-bylined a column that was posted on The Washington Post's website on Friday, said they had known Trump for more than a decade and have "fond memories" of their relationship, but that he's changed in the past two years. They were at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida shortly before the New Year in December to encourage Trump to give them an interview.

Brzezinski, who said she's alarmed at how the president deals with women who disagree with him, said she believed her teasing about a Post story about fake Time magazine covers with Trump's face hanging at his golf facilities is what precipitated the latest Twitter attack.

"It is unbelievably alarming that this president is so easily played, he is easily played by a cable news host," she said. "What does that say to our allies? What does that say to our enemies?"

They said Trump was lying about Brzezinski having a face-lift, although "she did have a little skin under her chin tweaked."

Their program and Trump have had a tortured relationship. They were criticized by some for being too close to Trump during the campaign and giving his candidacy an early boost, but have turned sharply against him. Brzezinski in recent weeks has wondered whether Trump was mentally ill and said the country under his presidency "does feel like a developing dictatorship."

The hosts said that they've noticed a change in Trump's behavior over the past few years that left them neither shocked nor insulted by the Thursday tweet.

"The guy who is in the White House now is not the guy we know," Scarborough said.

Trump on Thursday had launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of Brzezinski, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just stop.

Trump's tweets revived concerns about his views of women in a city where civility already is in short supply and he is struggling for any support he can get for his proposals on health care, immigration and other controversial issues.

"I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," Trump tweeted to his nearly 33 million followers Thursday morning. "Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

The tweets served to unite Democrats and Republicans for once in a chorus of protest that amounted to perhaps the loudest outcry since Trump took office.

"Obviously I don't see that as an appropriate comment," said Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump's tweets, "blatantly sexist." The president, she added, "happens to disrespect women ... it's sad."

Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma even linked the president's harsh words to the June 14 shootings of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others.

"The president's tweets today don't help our political or national discourse and do not provide a positive role model for our national dialogue," Lankford said, noting that he had just chaired a hearing on the shootings.

On Trump's level of insult-trading, Brzezinski responded on Twitter by posting a photograph of a Cheerios box that included the phrase "made for little hands." People looking to get under the president's skin have long suggested that his hands appear small for his frame.

Trump's allies cast his outburst as positive, an example of his refusal to be bullied.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was "pushing back against people who have attacked him day after day after day. Where is the outrage on that?"

"The American people elected a fighter; they didn't elect somebody to sit back and do nothing," she added.

First lady Melania Trump, who has vowed to fight cyberbullying while her husband is president, gave his tweets a pass.

"As the first lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder," her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement.

The White House has shown increasing irritation over harsh coverage of the president on Brzezinski and Scarborough's "Morning Joe," including commentary questioning Trump's mental state.


          US blacklists China bank, revving up pressure over North Korea   
WASHINGTON — The United States has blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea, escalating the pressure on Beijing to rein in its wayward ally amid increased signs of frustration among President Donald Trump and his top advisers with China's diplomatic efforts.

The Treasury Department on Thursday declared the Bank of Dandong a "primary money-laundering concern," proposing to sever it entirely from the U.S. financial system, pending a 60-day review period. Although Trump's treasury secretary said the move didn't target China, it comes a week after the president lamented that China's promise to help with North Korea "has not worked out."

Calls to Bank of Dandong rang unanswered on Friday. Beijing, however, criticized Washington's action, saying that unilateral sanctions outside the U.N. Security Council were inappropriate.

"We also firmly oppose any individual country to exercise long-arm jurisdiction under its own domestic law," said Lu Kang, spokesman for China's foreign ministry.

Lu added that Beijing will investigate possible wrongdoings by Chinese individuals and entities under Chinese laws.

Trump had been leaning on President Xi Jinping to help stop the North's development of nuclear weapons before they can threaten the U.S. homeland. A main focus of the coordination has been getting China to fully enforce international sanctions intended to starve North Korea of revenue for its nuclear and missile programs.

The U.S. action is likely to anger China, which handles about 90 percent of North Korea's external trade, and whose banks and companies are said to provide Pyongyang access to the U.S.-dominated international financial system.

The sanctions bar Americans from doing business with Bank of Dandong, which is based in a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that serves as a gateway for trade with the isolated nation. The U.S. also slapped sanctions Thursday on a Chinese shipping company and two Chinese people that it said have facilitated illegal activities by North Korea.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the U.S. still wants to work with Beijing on combating the North Korean threat.

"We are in no way targeting China with these actions," Mnuchin told a White House news briefing.

The punitive steps were presaged by a tweet from Trump last week reflecting dissatisfaction with Beijing's efforts.

"While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!" Trump tweeted on June 20.

The Trump administration may be struggling to maintain international pressure on Pyongyang.

The president was to meet for the first time Thursday with South Korea's new leader, President Moon Jae-in, who has long advocated outreach to North Korea. His predecessor had staunchly backed Trump's harder line.

Mnuchin said the Bank of Dandong has facilitated millions of dollars of transactions for companies involved in North Korea's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.

Anthony Ruggiero, a sanctions expert and former Treasury Department official, described it as a small Chinese bank "sitting at the heart" of trade between North Korea and China.

"This is a strong message to Chinese leaders that the Trump administration will act against North Korea's sanctions evasion in China," he said.

The other targeted Chinese entities are:

—Dalian Global Unity Shipping Co., which Treasury accused of transporting 700,000 tons of freight annually, including coal and steel products, between China and North Korea. It cited a U.N. expert panel as saying the company has violated a ban on trade in luxury goods with the North.

—Chinese national Sun Wei, said to have been running a cover company for North Korea's Foreign Trade Bank, which is already subject to U.S. sanctions.

—Chinese national Li Hong Ri, said to have established several front companies that end up benefiting Koryo Bank, a U.S.-sanctioned conduct for financial transactions on behalf of North Korea.


          Trump criticized for trash-talking MSNBC hosts   
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality Thursday, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just stop.

Trump's tweets aimed at MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski revived concerns about his views of women in a city where civility already is in short supply and he is struggling for any support he can get for his proposals on health care, immigration and other controversial issues.

"I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," Trump tweeted to his nearly 33 million followers Thursday morning. "Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

The tweets served to unite Democrats and Republicans for once in a chorus of protest that amounted to perhaps the loudest outcry since Trump took office.

"Obviously I don't see that as an appropriate comment," said Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump's tweets, "blatantly sexist." The president, she added, "happens to disrespect women ... it's sad."

Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma even linked the president's harsh words to the June 14 shootings of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others.

"The president's tweets today don't help our political or national discourse and do not provide a positive role model for our national dialogue," Lankford said, noting that he had just chaired a hearing on the shootings.

On Trump's level of insult-trading, Brzezinski responded on Twitter by posting a photograph of a Cheerios box that included the phrase "made for little hands." People looking to get under the president's skin have long suggested that his hands appear small for his frame.

Trump's allies cast his outburst as positive, an example of his refusal to be bullied.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was "pushing back against people who have attacked him day after day after day. Where is the outrage on that?"

"The American people elected a fighter; they didn't elect somebody to sit back and do nothing," she added.

First lady Melania Trump, who has vowed to fight cyberbullying while her husband is president, gave his tweets a pass.

"As the first lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder," her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement.

As Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a White House dinner Thursday evening, he did not respond to shouted questions from reporters about whether he regretted the tweet.

Some of the administration's most high-profile women – daughter and presidential assistant Ivanka Trump, Counselor Kellyanne Conway and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell – did not respond to requests for comment.

The White House has shown increasing irritation over harsh coverage of the president on Brzezinski and Scarborough's "Morning Joe," including commentary questioning Trump's mental state.

About two hours before his tweets, Brzezinski said on the show that "it's not normal behavior" for any leader to be tweeting about people's appearances or to be bullying, lying, undermining managers and throwing people under the bus. She said that if any business executive behaved the way Trump does, "there would be concern that perhaps the person who runs the company is out of his mind."

On Wednesday, she had mocked Trump after a story in The Washington Post said he had posted fake Time magazine covers of himself in some of his golf resorts.

"Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day and destroying the country," Brzezinski said.

Trump, who has a habit of throwing up distractions to deflect bad news, has been straining to advance his agenda lately, with the Senate this week coming up short in finding enough votes to begin debate on a bill to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law.

His demeaning broadside against a woman raised new complaints among critics who have long accused him of sexism and inflaming tensions in a deeply polarized nation. Trump also has consistently stoked a long-running feud with the press that has not hurt him with his base of roughly a third of the electorate.

But one expert rejected the idea that Trump's tweets about the MSNBC hosts amounted to a calculated push-back against the media.

"It's not a critique of the press. It's a diatribe. It's a rant," said Theodore L. Glasser, professor emeritus at Stanford University and an expert in mass media.

It wasn't the first time Trump has assailed a television personality who is a woman. In 2015, he went after then-Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly when she questioned him at a debate. Trump said later that during the exchange, Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever."

It's also far from the only time he's raised eyebrows with remarks about the physical attributes of women. Just this week in the Oval Office, Trump interrupted his phone conversation with the new prime minister of Ireland to remark on a "beautiful" Irish journalist in the room and take note of the "nice smile on her face."

The latest flare-up did nothing to improve Trump's chances of advancing the health care bill that formed a centerpiece of his campaign.

"This has to stop - we all have a job - 3 branches of gov't and media," tweeted Republican Susan Collins of Maine, a critic of the Senate GOP bill. "We don't have to get along, but we must show respect and civility."

Tweeted Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a frequent Trump critic: "Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office." Agreed South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham: "Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America."

Brzezinski and Scarborough, who are engaged, have known Trump for years and interviewed him numerous times during the campaign. But they have been highly critical of Trump since he took office.

They did meet with Trump at his Florida estate on New Year's Eve for what they described as a brief visit, and also spent time with the president and senior staff at the White House in February. But Brzezinski supporters disputed Trump's characterization of the Mar-a-Lago meeting, saying it was the president who repeatedly asked the couple to visit him. Brzezinski and Scarborough were staying in the area for the holidays.

NBC News spokeswoman Lorie Acio said in a statement, "It's a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job."


          J.K Rowling comments on Trump’s Tweet   
As President Trump continues to make rants on twitter, J.K. Rowling responds with a tweet that was quoted by Abraham Lincoln.   J.K. Rowling tests the character of Trump’s tweets Via rss.cnn.com 06/29/2017 9:24 PM    Editorial
          This is what the media is talking about.   
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Tucker Carlson On Trump's Tweets About Mika
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          Chris Matthews must be stupid too.   
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Who does this insulting MSNBC media propagandist think he is talking to?

Because you and I have been hearing this left-wing political bull talk for a long time now. And is why the American people voted for Donald Trump in the first place.

Is Chris Matthews ever going to wake up out of his own political liberal fantasy world?
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          Trump loves to say media companies are 'failing' — here's how they're actually performing   

Trump watching Super BowlReuters/Carlos Barria

President Donald Trump often labels media companies as "failing." He's taken shots at BuzzFeed during press conferences. He's repeatedly pounded on CNN, and particularly enjoyed that network's recent journalism stumble.

And of course, Trump has hammered the MSNBC show "Morning Joe" this week, causing a political firestorm that has stretched across both parties.

If you follow the advertising business, you'd not be surprised to hear that traditional media business models are under a lot of pressure as consumer consumption habits are going through rapid changes driven by technology.

But here's an ongoing question: are the media companies Trump refers to as failing" actually failing? 

Here's a look at how these companies are performing from an audience and financial perspective.

 

"Failing" CNN

Screenshot via CNN

CNN is a frequent Trump target.

But CNN just enjoyed a 39% jump in it ratings for adults aged 25 to 54, reported Variety.

It's true that a few years ago, CNN was really struggling. But lately all of cable news networks have enjoyed a resurgence, as Ad Age's Anthony Crupi noted recently on Twitter.

Performance- 

Nielsen says that CNN averaged over 1 million viewers during prime time during the second quarter of this year.

Financials-

CNN's parent company Time Warner pulled in  $7.74 billion during its most recent quarter, a jump of 5.8% versus last year, reported Deadline. But ad sales were down for the company's cable networks.



'Low rated' 'Morning Joe'

Morning Joe

This week, President Trump has been in attack mode when it comes to the MSNBC show.

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"Morning Joe" averaged just under 1 million viewers during the second quarter of this year, according to Nielsen. That's up from roughly 600,000 average viewers a year ago and lands MSNBC just behind Fox News in the morning news race, per Nielsen.

Financials-

MSNBC has been on a recent ratings surge, and SNL Kagan says the network will pull in $267.8 million this year, reports Variety. Parent company NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corp., pulled in close to $7.9 billion during