Thursday, September 21, 2017

More Records

The Hill: Mueller asked WH for phone records on Air Force One statement By Olivia Beavers

Colbert - Obama's Assessment Of The Graham-Cassidy Bil

Colbert - Stephen Wants To Make Nambia Imaginary Again

Turning Off

Salon: Why Trump’s tirades are losing their potency - World leaders listen to President Trump speak at the General Assembly, but don’t take heed

The Onion - Sony Releases New Earbud Detangling Spray

The Onion: Sony Releases New Earbud Detangling Spray

Mars

Science Daily: Solar eruption ‘photobombed’ Mars encounter with Comet Siding Spring
summary - When Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed just 140,000 kilometers from Mars on 19th October 2014, depositing a large amount of debris in the Martian atmosphere, space agencies coordinated multiple spacecraft to witness the largest meteor shower in recorded history. It was a rare opportunity, as this kind of planetary event occurs only once every 100,000 years.

Rachel Maddow - Following The Path From Manafort To Mueller's Investigation

Have An Excellent Thursday

work by Zhou Yansheng

Laurence O'Donnell - Newly Revealed Russia Interactions At Top Of Trump's Campaign

Seth Myers - Who The Hell Is Dana Rohrabacher?

Everything

The Palmer Report: The specific weakness that’s cost Donald Trump everything By Bill Palmer

Monstrosity

Guardian UK: Senate aims for healthcare vote next week as Obama condemns repeal effort - Donald Trump says Graham-Cassidy bill has ‘very good chance’ of passing as Mitch McConnell prepares to bring Obamacare repeal measure to floor

Where's The Women?

NY Times: Trump is assembling the most male-dominated government in decades - A new analysis shared exclusively with the Guardian has found 80% of nominations for top jobs in the Trump administration have gone to men
“If you’re not intentional about it [diversity], it won’t happen,” said Don Gips, who served as the White House personnel director for the first six months of Obama’s presidency.

Nicholas Kristof's Latest

NY Times: Meet the World’s Leaders, in Hypocrisy by Nicholas Kristof
So it’s maddening to see world leaders posturing in the spotlight and patting themselves on the back while doing so little to tackle humanitarian crises that they themselves have helped create.

On The Hunt

NY Times: Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
The document requests provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mr. Mueller’s investigation, and show that several aspects of his inquiry are focused squarely on Mr. Trump’s behavior in the White House.

The Market On Thursday

  At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are -11 and the price of oil per barrel is down. the market is poised to open slightly lower.

CNN: Google's HTC deal; Stock records; Ryanair turbulence by Alanna Petroff

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Colbert - Robert Mueller Unit

The Most

msn.com: 10 states with the most hate groups

Russian Organized US Rallies

The Daily Beast: Exclusive: Russians Appear to Use Facebook to Push Trump Rallies in 17 U.S. Cities

Single-Payer

Salon: Single-payer won’t be easy for Democrats — but Republicans are helping - GOP’s obsession with slashing health care spending could provide a huge boost to Bernie’s single-payer plan

The Onion - EPA Releases Annual List Of Cities Where Tap Water Probably Fine To Drink But Tastes Kinda Off

The Onion: EPA Releases Annual List Of Cities Where Tap Water Probably Fine To Drink But Tastes Kinda Off

Sleep Deprivation And Depression

Science Daily: Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients, study suggests
summary - Sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years.

Have An Excellent Wednesday

work by Clare Turlay Newberry

Rachel Maddow - Trump Joins History's List Of Unhinged Speakers At UN

Meltdown

The Palmer Report: Here comes Donald Trump’s demented meltdown about Paul Manafort

Hurricane Maria

Guardian UK: Hurricane Maria: record flooding in Puerto Rico as Dominica reports seven dead – latest updates - Storm pummels Puerto Rico and leaves island of Dominica devastated
River levels are approaching or exceeding record levels across Puerto Rico according to data from the US Geological Survey.

Incoherent Menace To The Globe - Donald Trump

Guardian UK: A blunt, fearful rant: Trump's UN speech left presidential norms in the dust - His maiden address was unlike any delivered by a US president, and when it was over a sense of incoherence and menace hung in the air

Warmonger Trump

NY Times: Warmongers and Peacemakers at the U.N. By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
The United Nations isn’t the venue one would expect for threatening war. Yet that’s what President Trump did in his first address to the General Assembly.

Mexico

NY Times: Mexico Earthquake Kills Hundreds, Trapping Many Under Rubble By KIRK SEMPLE, PAULINA VILLEGAS and ELISABETH MALKIN
A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, toppling buildings, killing children in a school that collapsed, rattling the capital and sending people flooding into the streets for the second time in just two weeks.

The Market On Wednesday

  At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are -3 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open in the flat area. Notice that oil is temporarily above $50 per barrel; over the last several months it has been trading in the $45 to $48 per barrel range give or take.

CNN: What to watch at Janet Yellen's press conference by Donna Borak