Monday, April 24, 2017

TRNN - Temporary Truce In A Democratic Party Civil War - The Sanders And Perez Unity Tour

John Oliver - Ivanka And Jared

The AP Interview

Salon: Donald Trump’s Associated Press interview: 10 things we learned (but may have already known) - Trump brings up the 9/11 terrorist attacks while discussing his ratings. Here's 10 takeaways from a weird interview by Jeremy Binckes
6. Donald Trump has no idea about how drugs come into the country.

The Budget Wall

The Hill: Trump steps up calls for border wall as shutdown looms By Rebecca Savransky

The Onion - U.S. Postal Service Appoints First Leather-Clad Postmistress General

The Onion: U.S. Postal Service Appoints First Leather-Clad Postmistress General

'Restoring Active Memory'

Science Daily: Brain stimulation restores memory during lapses, research shows
summary - Electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory function in the human brain, a team of neuroscientists shows for the first time. That same stimulation generally becomes disruptive when electrical pulses arrive during periods of effective memory function.

Have An Excellent Monday

work by Glenn Klotz

MSNBC - Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron To Face Off In French Election

AM Joy - Trump’s Approval Slips To Record Lows

Friday At Midnight

Guardian UK: Trump push for border wall threatens to cause government shutdown - Officials unsure if president will sign funding bill without money for wall - Congressional deal to fund government expires at midnight on Friday
“Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall,” the president tweeted, without offering a plan or timeline.

Mexico - Widespread Surge In Drug Gang Violence

Guardian UK: Mexico: surge in drug gang violence leaves 35 dead in one weekend - Fights between gangs have increased since the arrest last year of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

Paul Krugman's Latest

NY Times: Zombies of Voodoo Economics by Paul Krugman
His supporters should therefore be dismayed, not just by his failure to actually close any deals, but by the fact that he evidently has no new ideas to offer, just the same old snake oil the right has been peddling for decades.

Business Insider - Animated Map Of What Earth Would Look Like If All The Ice Melted

Charles M. Blow's Latest

NY Times: Resilience of the Resistance by Charles M. Blow
Not only is the movement still strong, it appears to be getting stronger. People have found a salve for their sadness: exuberant agitation. Far from growing limp, the Trump resistance is stiffening and strengthening.

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. It is hazy and 52 degrees here in the Upper Hudson Valley, the forecast predicts a hazy day with temperatures in the low 70s this afternoon. That temperature will feel good on the bones as it were. I hope you had a good weekend. Activity has definitely moved to the outdoors, I spent a lot of time outside over the weekend.

  At 9:00 a.m. ET Dow futures are +211 (!) and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

  The first 100 day reviews of Trump are coming in. What do you think? I think he is an unmitigated failure, it is more than being an unmitigated failure. Trump is dividing the country in a way that is hard to describe. It is extreme, it is ugly, it is thoughtless, it's crude, and above all, it's dangerous. The man clearly is in over his head, he runs on his massive ego anxiety propelled narcissistic energy, and he seems to have no ability whatsoever to keep a lid on his speedy zippy, strange thought process. He just spouts out nonsense. Expect to see the government shut down this week. God help us.

CNN: French election rally; China stocks plunge; Oil stabilizes by Ivana Kottasová

Friday, April 21, 2017

Have An Excellent Weekend

  Enjoy the weekend, see you bright and early Monday morning.

work by Paul Sérusier


Media Matters: Breitbart Is Not Independent, It's The Communications Arm Of The Mercers' Empire - Top Editors Use Their Roles At Breitbart To Flack For Other Mercer Ventures They Also Work For


The Hill: Poll: Trump gets historically low approval ratings By Brooke Seipel

Rick Wilson On The Trump White House

The Daily Beast: The Trouble With Trump’s White House Is Donald Trump - If Bannon is cut loose, the old Washington adage of ‘better to have your enemy inside the tent pissing out’ will come into play.


  The latest in a series of similar topic articles

The Independent: Donald Trump has 'dangerous mental illness', say psychiatry experts at Yale conference - Mental health experts say President is 'paranoid and delusional' by May Bulman
James Gilligan, a psychiatrist and professor at New York University, told the conference he had worked some of the “most dangerous people in society”, including murderers and rapists — but that he was convinced by the “dangerousness” of Mr Trump.


  Matthew Schoening loops his electric cello dance hall style.

The One Hundred

Salon: Donald Trump’s 100 days flip-flop: After campaigning on a “100-day plan,” Trump now calls it a “ridiculous standard” - "Americans will be voting for this 100-day plan," Trump said while campaigning in Gettysburg by Sophia Tesfaye

The Onion - Bill O’Reilly Tearfully Packs Up Framed Up-Skirt Photos From Desk

The Onion: Bill O’Reilly Tearfully Packs Up Framed Up-Skirt Photos From Desk

Fungi Us

Science Daily: Fungi have enormous potential for new antibiotics
summary - Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from nature's own resources. The findings could prove very useful in the battle against antibiotic resistance


Palmer Report: Report: former staffer confirms Jason Chaffetz is under FBI investigation

Have An Excellent Friday

work by Edvard Munch

Lawrence O'Donnell - Three O'Reilly Sexual Harassment Accusers Speak Out

French Far-Right Populist Marine Le Pen

Axios: How Trump and Brexit could predict the French elections

God Help Us

Guardian UK: Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock use White House visit to mock Clinton - Nugent celebrates ‘glowing all American over the top time’ with Donald Trump after Palin says she extended invitation to controversial musicians

Arkansas Begins Conveyor Belt Executions

Guardian UK: Arkansas executions: first prisoner killed after legal challenge fails - Ledell Lee, who maintained his innocence in a brutal 1993 murder, becomes the first to die in state’s historic attempt at quickfire executions

Roger Cohen's Glimpse Of The Future Under President Ivanka

NY Times: Life, Liberty and Ivanka by Roger Cohen

Krugman's Latest

NY Times: The Balloon, the Box and Health Car
(GOPers propose) Millions will lose coverage; or they’ll keep coverage, but it will become so threadbare it’s almost worthless; or premiums will skyrocket for the most needy unless vast sums — hundreds of billions of dollars — are devoted to those high-risk pools.

The Market On Friday

  Good morning. It is cloudy and 50 degrees here in the Upper Hudson Valley, the forecast predicts rainy clouds and temperatures in the 50s this afternoon. The long range forecast has temperatures rising over the next week and sunshine over the weekend. It's nice looking out the window and seeing the leaves and color making their way back into the field of vision.

  At 9:05 a.m. ET DOW futures are +11 and the price of oil per barrel is flat. The market is poised to open ever so modestly higher.

  All these working class people voted for Trump and yet he has come out of the gate removing protections that helped these same people. Trump has given more power and control to corporations. He is giving them the green light to pollute the communities that all of us live in including Trump supporters. Trump would be happy to remove the tiny health care benefits that poorer working class people get from Obamacare and that includes Trump supporters. Trump is removing access to health care for working class women who voted for Trump. We can talk about people in all sorts of ways. One way is that there are two types of people in this particular category. There are people who believe that what happens in the world that does not include themselves and only themselves, does not matter. The world could be burning but as long as they are relatively safe, nothing else matters. And then there are people who feel inclusion, feel that they are one little part of a big entity, and that big entity needs to be healthy and cared for.

CNN: Paris attack; Market whiplash; Samsung's new phone by Ivana Kottasová