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Wednesday January 17, 2018

Pentagon Reportedly Weighing Using Nukes In Response To 'Large Cyberattacks'
HP | Dominique Mosbergen | 01/17/18

A draft of the Defense Department's new nuclear strategy says the U.S. could respond to certain "non-nuclear attacks" with nuclear weapons.

The Pentagon is reportedly pushing a new retaliation tactic should the U.S. ever be hit by a devastating cyberattack: America could nuke the culprit. The New York Times reported Tuesday that a pre-decisional draft of the Defense Department's 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, which details U.S. nuclear strategy, includes "large cyberattacks" as an example of a non-nuclear strike on American lives and infrastructure that could be countered with nuclear weapons.

"Three current and former senior government officials said large cyberattacks against the United States and its interests would be included in the kinds of foreign aggression that could justify a nuclear response," the Times wrote of the new strategy. The officials stressed, however, that "other, more conventional options for retaliation" could also be used in response to a cyberattack. ... Read more and
Exclusive: Here Is A Draft Of Trump's Nuclear Review. He Wants A Lot More Nukes.

Mueller Meets Trump | The Simpsons | older | 2:07

Here's Just How Little Confidence Americans Have In Political Institutions
NPR | Domenico Montanaro | 01/17/18

Trust in the institutions that have been the pillars of U.S. politics and capitalism is crumbling. That is one finding from the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, which shows that Americans have limited confidence in its public schools, courts, organized labor and banks -- and even less confidence in big business, the presidency, the political parties and the media.

The only institution that Americans have overwhelming faith in is the military -- 87 percent say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the military. That is a striking change from the 1970s during and after the Vietnam War. ... Read more
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More Than a Third of Americans Give Trump's First Year a Resounding 'F': Poll
White House Press Briefing 01/16/18 | WH | 01/16/18 | 1:14:23

Lindsey Graham thought he had Trump tamed -- but got played instead
Salon | Heather Digby Parton | 01/17/18

oor Lindsey Graham. The "maverick" senator from South Carolina had spent the last two years expressing his scorn for Donald Trump, calling him "unfit" and "a kook." Then, sometime in the late summer, Graham apparently reconciled himself to the fact that Trump wasn't capable of growing or "pivoting" into the job, so he took it upon himself to cultivate the mercurial manchild, perhaps in the vainglorious belief he could influence Trump to become a mainstream conservative and stamp out the rapidly burning fuse that was going to blow up the presidency and likely the entire Republican Party.

Graham played golf with his president, he complimented him on his swing, he flattered his intelligence and he even agreed to throw some red meat at the base on Trump's behalf by taking up the ridiculous crusade to jail Hillary Clinton. He cajoled and he petted and he whispered the sweet nothings that the president needs to hear to make him feel powerful. Graham thought Trump trusted him and looked to him for guidance. He thought he could speak for the president in negotiations. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, January 17 [13:02]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, January 17 (FULL) | 59:02
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  1. Headlines
  2. "Letter from an Immigration Jail": Hear the Words of Detained Immigrant Leader Ravi Ragbir
  3. New York City Councilmember Jumaane Williams: Civil Disobedience Is Needed to Protect Immigrants
  4. NYC Immigration Activist Jean Montrevil Speaks Out After Deportation to Haiti: "My Heart Is Broken"
  5. Is ICE Targeting Immigration Activists? Family Members of Detained & Deported Leaders Speak Out
  6. "ICE Is Sending Us a Message": Activist Maru Mora Villalpando on Being Targeted for Deportation
Fire and Fury: The Extreme-Right in the White House Part 2 | TRNN | 01/16/18 | 18:15
The1a.org
New Thinking On Nuclear Weapons | 1a.org | 01/17/18 | 1hr
A draft of the Trump administration's nuclear weapons plan obtained by HuffPost calls for the development of two new types of nuclear weapons.

While the plans haven't yet been approved, the Wall Street Journal reports that they "have strong support in the Pentagon and are expected to go forward, according to people familiar with the review."

"A major question at the heart of the Pentagon review is how to respond to military strategy and programs in Russia and China, which American officials say provide a more prominent role for nuclear weapons. In effect, the Pentagon argues that since adversaries have failed to follow the U.S. in de-emphasizing the role of nuclear weapons, Washington needs a greater range of nuclear options to counter its potential foes, especially for carrying out limited strikes.

While the United States has continued to reduce the number and salience of nuclear weapons, others, including Russia and China, have moved in the opposite direction," said a draft of the plan. "The United States must be capable of developing and deploying new capabilities, if necessary, to deter, assure, achieve U.S. objectives if deterrence fails, and hedge against uncertainty."

At the same time, officials from 20 countries are meeting in Canada to discuss diplomatic strategy with North Korea. The country has been testing missiles that would be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, and President Donald Trump has threatened the use of the United States' nuclear arsenal in response.

After a peak in the late 1980s, the number of nuclear weapons in the world was shrinking, even though more countries had them. Former President Barack Obama called for a "world without nuclear weapons," near the end of his administration. What will the Pentagon's new plans mean for global disarmament, and for international politics?


Robert Mueller, House Intel Subpoena Steve Bannon On Same Day | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC | 01/16/18 | 17:03
Steve Bannon Will 'Tell All' To Robert Mueller: Report | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC | 01/16/18 | 6:58
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) doubles down: Trump said shithole | CNN | 01/16/18 | 15:26
NYT: Mueller subpoenas ex-Trump strategist Bannon | CNN | 01/16/18 | 6:27
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump Is Conveniently One Pound Under Obese | Stephen Colbert | 01/17/18 | 4:56
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Explains Why Trump Isn't Racist | Stephen Colbert | 01/17/18 | 5:26
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Donald Trump Is Somehow Healthy | Trevor Noah | 01/16/18 | 2:58
Late Night with Seth Meyers
*The Check In: Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Recovery | Seth Meyers | 01/16/18 | 5:50
Note: I add this just to expose you to what the Alt Right is listening to. Sometimes pretty scary.
Navy Seal Responds To Left's Plan To Kill Trump | Alex Jones | 01/15/18 | 16:42
Action Star And Former Sheriff Reveals Which News Organizations Are Fake | Alex Jones | 01/16/18 | 15:55
Steven Seagal Announces Major Investigations Into Global Pedophile Network | Alex Jones | 01/16/18 | 18:39

01.17.2018. 10:14

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea
NYT | Helene Cooper | 01/14/18

Across the military, officers and troops are quietly preparing for a war they hope will not come. At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, a mix of 48 Apache gunships and Chinook cargo helicopters took off in an exercise that practiced moving troops and equipment under live artillery fire to assault targets. Two days later, in the skies above Nevada, 119 soldiers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division parachuted out of C-17 military cargo planes under cover of darkness in an exercise that simulated a foreign invasion.

Next month, at Army posts across the United States, more than 1,000 reserve soldiers will practice how to set up so-called mobilization centers that move military forces overseas in a hurry. And beginning next month with the Winter Olympics in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang, the Pentagon plans to send more Special Operations troops to the Korean Peninsula, an initial step toward what some officials said ultimately could be the formation of a Korea-based task force similar to the types that are fighting in Iraq and Syria. Others said the plan was strictly related to counterterrorism efforts. ... Read more

Worker who sent false Hawaii missile alert reassigned.

Hawaii missile snafu: That was no 'wrong button.' Take a look.
WashintonPost | Fred Barbash | 01/16/19

Pushing the "wrong button" was the explanation provided in an official timeline for that false warning that scared the devil out of people in Hawaii on Saturday morning alerting them to an incoming ballistic missile that never was. "The wrong button was pushed," declared Vern Miyagi, head of the state's emergency management agency.

But as The Washington Post's Amy Wang reported, the errant employee actually was working with a drop-down menu on a computer program, from which the official chose the wrong item. On Monday, state officials released an image of that menu, provided to The Post by Hawaii News Now, and it shed some light on why it might be confusing. ... Read more

Trump has...
  1. spent 26% of his time out on the golf course
  2. spend 33% of his time at a Trump branded property
  3. cost US $43,000,000.00 in tax payer money for golf

Trump spends Martin Luther King Jr. Day at golf course
Politico | Matthew Nussbaum | 01/15/18

President Donald Trump returned to his Florida golf course on Monday, appearing to disregard his own advice that people spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day performing acts of service for others. Trump arrived at his golf course shortly after 9 a.m., and the White House did not respond to a request for comment about his activity. His public schedule is empty and he is scheduled to return to the White House Monday night.

When signing a proclamation to honor King on Friday, Trump called on all Americans to honor the the late civil rights leader's birthday "with acts of civic work and community service." ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, January 16 [17:01]
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  1. Headlines
  2. Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa
Trump's Spiritual Adviser: God Says Give Me One Month's Pay! | TYT | 01/13/18 | 5:36
Chelsea Manning To Run For Senate | TYT | 01/15/18 | 10:22
The1a.org
America On Alert | 1a.org | 01/16/18 | 1hr
What went wrong? That was the top question after a frightening emergency alert hit people's phones in Hawaii last weekend. The message warned of an imminent missile attack on the island and told recipients to seek shelter. "This is not a drill," the warning ended.

Turns out, it wasn't a drill. It was a mistake. From The New York Times:

"Officials said the alert was the result of human error and not the work of hackers or a foreign government. The mistake occurred during a shift-change drill that takes place three times a day at the emergency command post, according to Richard Rapoza, a spokesman for the agency. "Someone clicked the wrong thing on the computer," he said.

Now the top question is: Could it happen again? And if push notifications are capable of causing such panic, should we be receiving emergency alerts alongside calendar reminders and sports scores?


WSJ: Jared Kushner Warned About Ties To Wendi Deng Murdoch | Morning Joe | MSNBC | 01/16/18 | 6:30
NYT: Steve Bannon Subpoenaed By Special Counsel In Russia Probe | MSNBC | 01/16/18 | 5:21
The Russia Investigation Closes In On President Donald Trump's Inner Circle | MSNBC | 01/16/18 | 7:55
On Donald Trump And The Africa That Lawrence Knows | The Last Word | MSNBC | 01/16/18 | 5:15
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Don't Fire The Hawaiian Who Hit The Emergency Alert | Stephen Colbert | 01/16/18 | 3:48
Did Trump Say Sh*thole Or Sh*thouse? | Stephen Colbert | 01/16/18 | 6:58
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Backlash Continues on Trump's "S**thole" Comments | Trevor Noah | 01/15/18 | 4:48
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Trump and GOP Face Fallout from His Racist Immigration Comments | Seth Meyers | 01/15/18 | 8:25

01.16.2018. 07:35

Monday January 15, 2018

Trump Administration Waives Punishment For Convicted Banks, Including Deutsche -- Which Trump Owes Millions
ibtimes.com | David Sirota | 01/09/18

The Trump administration has waived part of the punishment for five megabanks whose affiliates were convicted and fined for manipulating global interest rates. One of the Trump administration waivers was granted to Deutsche Bank -- which is owed at least $130 million by President Donald Trump and his business empire, and has also been fined for its role in a Russian money laundering scheme.

The waivers were issued in a little-noticed announcement published in the Federal Register during the Christmas holiday week. They come less than two years after then-candidate Trump promised "I'm not going to let Wall Street get away with murder." ... Read more

Liberals and Conservatives
The moral roots of liberals and conservatives - Jonathan Haidt | TEDTalk | older | 18:39
History
Empire Files: What the Russian Revolution Proved Possible | TRNN | 11/25/17 | 27:16
Nov. 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the seizure of power by workers and peasants in the Russian Revolution, regarded as the most world-altering event in the history of civilization. Abby Martin talks to Brian Becker, socialist organizer and co-author of the book "Storming the Gates: How the Russian Revolution Changed the World."
Storming the Gates: How the Russian Revolution Changed the World (2017) by Brian Becker

The Russian Revolution 'shook the world' in 1917. It was the first time a socialist revolution had taken hold, putting the workers in power, seizing private property and society's productive capacity. This was the basis for a rational, cooperative society. That revolution became the nemesis of the United States and other imperialist countries, which would not rest until its gains were undone. The Bolshevik Revolution inspired anti-colonial revolutions and national liberation movements around the world, lending solidarity and material assistance to them. As it emerged to be the second-largest economy in the world, the first to put a satellite and human into space, it became a valid counterweight to claims of capitalism's superiority. Storming the Gates looks inside the revolution, from the early years to the last -- not as a neutral observer, but a partisan for revolutionary change. Recounting the vast accomplishments, global impact, loyal followers, challenges and shortcomings, this book remembers 'the Soviet Union not as the end of communism but as its first grand, real-life experiment.' Looking to the future, Storming the Gates examines what role a Bolshevik-type party can have in the 21st Century, and how it can once again shape history. "The single biggest event that shaped global politics in the 20th century was the Russian Revolution of 1917, which gave birth to the Soviet Union. The first socialist government's existence was the pivot for world events in history's most turbulent and dynamic century. The destruction of the Soviet Union 74 years later in 1991 has been the dominant factor shaping global politics ever since."
Meet the rural Americans who voted for Trump
Meet the rural Americans who fear they're being forgotten | WashingtonPost | 07/22/17 | 11:07

Here's What The FBI Lovers' Secret Texts Actually Say About Trump, Clinton And Leaks
HP | Ryan J. Reilly | 01/14/18

Last week, a story by The Hill's John Solomon set off another firestorm in the conservative media about the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The article, which was linked to by The Drudge Report and aggregated by sites across the right-wing internet before being prominently featured on Sean Hannity's Fox show, fit nicely into a theory about the FBI that some members of Congress and President Donald Trump have been pushing to undermine Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

Stay with us, because this gets a bit bizarre. The theory Trump and others have been pushing insinuates that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, two current FBI employees who were having an affair, were at the heart of an FBI conspiracy against Trump during the 2016 election campaign. Adherents of this theory believe that the couple's 2016 texts criticizing Trump ? which were recovered from their government cellphones, provided to Congress and shared with some reporters ? prove they were out to get the then-candidate. ... Read more

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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, January 15 (FULL) | 59:02
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  1. Headlines
  2. Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa
Fire and Fury: Insights into the Fights Within the US Ruling Elite? Part 1 | TRNN | 01/15/18 | 13:15
Empire Files: Abby Martin Meets Ahead Tamimi | TRNN | 01/15/18 | 19:55
North Korea And South Korea Reach Historic Agreement | TYT | 01/13/18 | 1:54
Trump Banking Scandal EXPOSED | TYT | 01/13/18 | 8:35
Trump's Batsh*t Stupidest Interview Yet | TYT | 01/13/18 | 8:38
The1a.org
The Personal Toll Of Civil Rights Activism | 1a.org | 01/15/18 | 1hr
The fight for civil rights has always been hard work. It takes a toll on the mind and the body. And the struggle continues today, 50 years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

Every generation has their crusaders: the big names we know, and untold thousands of others whose support makes these movements possible. Who exactly are the new activists and what battles are they fighting? And how do they stay in the fight?


Joe On Trump's Remarks: How Does GOP Not Immediately Condemn This Language? | Morning Joe | MSNBC | 01/13/18 | 20:50
Tapper: You know who loved Trump's comments? | CNN | 01/13/18 | 5:46
McAuliffe: Trump is an embarrassment to US | CNN | 01/14/18 | 8:24
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
People Keep Buying The Wrong 'Fire And Fury' Book | Stephen Colbert | 01/13/18 | 4:37
What Exactly Is Trump Doing During 'Executive Time?' | Stephen Colbert | 01/13/18 | 3:03
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Between The Scenes - Trump's "Shithole Countries" Remark | Trevor Noah | 01/13/18 | 1:07
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Jake Tapper Talks About His Stephen Miller Interview | Seth Meyers | 01/12/18 | 6:30
Note: I add this just to expose you to what the Alt Right is listening to. Sometimes pretty scary.
BREAKING INTEL! Hawaiian Nuclear False Missile Alert Staged By Deep State To Embarrass Trump | Alex Jones | 01/13/18 | 31:10

01.15.2018. 13:13

Friday January 12, 2018

Trump says he has 'very good relationship' with Kim Jong Un
Politico | Cristiano Lima | 01/11/18

President Donald Trump said he "probably" has "a very good relationship" with Kim Jong Un but would not say whether he has spoken to the North Korean leader during an interview with The Wall Street Journal Thursday.

"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un, " Trump told the Journal in a 45-minute sit-down at the White House. "I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised."

"I don't want to comment on it. I'm not saying I have or haven't. I just don't want to comment," Trump said. ... Read more

White House Press Briefing 1/11/18 | WH | 01/11/18 | 44:12
Remember the old saying, open mouth and insert foot. I don't know how Trump is able to get around.
And we are all going to get whiplash from all the flip-flopping Trump does. You need a score card to keep track of what he says from day-to-day.

Trump rebuffs Dreamers deal reached by senators
Politico | Seung Min Kim | 01/11/18

A bipartisan group of six senators has reached a deal that would shield Dreamers from deportation and make other changes to immigration laws and border security -- but the framework has yet to win over the White House and other key players on Capitol Hill.

The package negotiated by the senators includes $2.7 billion for border security, which includes Trump's $1.6 billion request for wall planning and construction, as well as $1.1 billion for security infrastructure and technology, three sources directly familiar with the negotiations confirmed to POLITICO. ... Read more

Sen. Sanders: Trump's 'shithole' comment appalling | CNN | 01/11/18 | 11:05
Botswana is asking the U.S. to clarify whether it's considered a "shithole" country.
Trump's "Shithole Countries" Remark | The View | 01/12/18 | 8:24

Which news providers make it in among the top 25 for total U.S. traffic?
journalism.org | Kenneth Olmstead | older, 05/09/11

  1. Eleven are newspaper websites: The New York Times (nyt.com), Washington Post (washingtonpost.com), USA Today (usatoday.com), Wall Street Journal (wsj.com), LA Times (latimes.com), New York Daily News (nydailynews.com), New York Post (nypost.com), Boston Globe (Boston.com), San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.co), The Chicago Tribune (ChicagoTribune.com) and the British Daily Mail (mail.co.uk).
  2. Six are broadcast network television or cable news sites: MSNBC (msnbc.com), CNN (cnn.com), ABC News (abcnews.go.com), Fox News (foxnews.com), CBS News (cbsnews.com) and BBC News (bbc.co.uk).
  3. One is a wire service news site: Reuters (reuters.com).
  4. Three are hybrid online-only sites, which do a mix of aggregation and original reporting: Yahoo News (news.yahoo.com), AOL News (news.aol.com) and Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com).
  5. Four are pure news aggregators: Google News (news.google.com), The Examiner (examiner.com), Topix (topix.com) and Bing News (news.bing.com).
  6. The list from another main Web traffic firm, Hitwise, is nearly identical -- it contains nearly the same mix of properties. The same is true, though it sometimes groups families of sites differently, of comScore's list.

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What is the largest media company in the US?

Viacom ................ $9.61 billion in media revenue.
Bertelsmann ......... $10.04 billion in media revenue.
Facebook ............. $11.49 billion.
21st Century Fox .. $18.67 billion in media revenue.
Comcast .............. $19.72 billion in media revenue.
The Walt Disney Company ... $22.45 billion in media revenue.
Alphabet .............. $59.62 billion in media revenue.
Trump Expands Offshore Drilling in "Assault" on Biodiversity and Coastal & Indigenous Communities | DN | 01/11/18 | 24:52
NYC Sues Big Oil Companies Over Climate Change & Divests $5B From Fossil Fuel Firms | DN | 01/11/18 | 2:46
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, January 12 (FULL) | 59:02
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  1. Headlines
  2. NYC: Immigration Rights Activist Ravi Ragbir Detained at ICE Check-in Amid Protest, Police Violence
  3. "Completely Racist": Edwidge Danticat on Trump's "Shithole Countries" Remark Targeting Africa, Haiti
  4. Time's Up Activists Warn Trump's "Shithole Countries" Remark Will Embolden White Supremacists
  5. Time's Up: Meet Five of the Women Who Staged Protest at Golden Globes Against Gender Violence
NYC Announces $5 Billion Fossil Fuel Divestment and Lawsuit Against World's Biggest Polluters | TRNN | 01/12/18 | 9:28
The Most Racist Thing Trump Ever Said? | TYT | 01/11/18 | 10:28
The1a.org
Friday News -- Domestic | 1a.org | 01/12/18 | 1hr
  1. This week, President Trump has been asking for action and compassion, telling lawmakers that he wants to see "a bipartisan bill of love" on DACA.
  2. Then he reportedly called some nations "shithole countries" before denying the statement, but admitting to using "tough" language.
  3. In Arizona, pardoned Sherriff Joe Arpaio threw his hat into the ring and announced a bid for the Senate before dashing any hopes he might support a "bill of love" and renewing the long-debunked "birther" conspiracy.
  4. Farther out West, the case against rancher Cliven Bundy was dramatically dismissed.
  5. And a year after it was first published, the infamous -- and controversial -- dossier is back in the news, as the head of the firm that compiled it has begun to speak out.
Friday News -- International | 1a.org | 01/12/18 | 1hr
  1. Around the world, nations reportedly derided as "shithole countries" by President Trump are reacting with tough (though less vulgar) responses of their own.
  2. After talks, North and South Korea came together this week over ... sports, agreeing that northern athletes will compete in the upcoming Olympic Games, which will be held in South Korea. Will the two nations warm on other issues soon?
  3. In France, President Emmanuel Macron is going to war against "fake news" with talk of legislation to ban it from spreading. And in very real French news, 100 women signed a letter in Le Monde saying that #MeToo has gone too far.


President Donald Trump Remarks May Undo His Racist Policies | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC | 01/12/18 | 23:28
President Donald Trump Fails To Protect US From Russia Attacks | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC | 01/12/18 | 9:58
Joe On Trump's Remarks: How Does GOP Not Immediately Condemn This Language? | Morning Joe | MSNBC | 01/12/18 | 20:50
Senator Rand Paul On FISA, FBI Agents Conspiring Against Donald Trump | Morning Joe | MSNBC | 01/12/18 | 16:27
Tapper to Trump: Look up, facts are in front of you | CNN | 01/11/18 | 6:14
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trump Calls Non-White Countries "S**tholes" |Trevor Noah | 01/11/18 | 2:36
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Trump Attacks Feinstein, Makes Racist Immigration Comment | Seth Meyer | 01/11/18 | 9:33
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Trump ACTUALLY Called These Countries S**tholes | Jimmy Kimmel | 01/11/18 | 3:01
Note: I add this just to expose you to what the Alt Right is listening to. Sometimes pretty scary.
BREAKING: Evidence Mounts That Bannon Was Engineering 25th Amendment Coup With Chinese Backing | Alex Jones | 01/11/18 | 17:12

01.12.2018. 11:32

Thursday January 11, 2018

Trump Administration Paves Way For States To Force Medicaid Recipients To Work
Reuters & HP | Yasmeen Abutaleb | 01/11/18

The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow states to test requiring some Medicaid recipients to work or participate in community activities such as volunteering or jobs training as a condition of eligibility for the government health insurance program for the poor.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued guidance making it easier for states to design and propose test programs that implement such requirements. States must propose such changes through waivers and receive federal approval.

Seema Verma, the agency's administrator, said the policy guidance came in response to requests from at least 10 states that have proposed requiring some Medicaid recipients to work or participate in activities that may include skills training, education, job search, volunteering or caregiving. Those states include Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Arizona, Indiana and Utah. ... Read more

Kellyanne Conway: Nobody here talks about Clinton | 01/11/18 | 14:30

"Executive time" and white privilege: Our laziest president and an ugly stereotype
Salon | Chauncey Devega | date

Of course, Obama's ascent did not heal the centuries of harm done to black Americans by white racism. But that next chapter in America's history -- where one more "first" for a black person was demolished -- was still symbolically intoxicating because it validated a belief in this country's ability to change for the better. ...

... Unlike Obama, Trump actually is extremely lazy. While he and the right-wing media slurred Obama for supposedly taking too many days off to vacation or play golf, Trump has spent at least 25 percent of his time as president engaging in those activities. It has been reported that Trump also spends at least three hours a day on "executive time," during which he watches Fox News endlessly, sends out streams of tweets and eats McDonald's fast food while lying in bed.

Some people in Trump's inner circle -- at least according to the account in Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury," which has not been contradicted in any essential way -- have described him as intellectually vapid and incurious, uninterested in the details of his office, possessing little or no attention span and preoccupied with having his egomania and malignant narcissism fed by his coterie. ... Read more

Trump has...
  1. spent 26% of his time out on the golf course
  2. spend 33% of his time at a Trump branded property
  3. cost US $43,000,000.00 in tax payer money for golf
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Amazing DIY European Style Tiny House With Pizza Oven | 01/11/18 | 15:11
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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, January 11 [11:34]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, January 11 (FULL) | 59:02
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  1. Headlines
  2. Trump Expands Offshore Drilling in "Assault" on Biodiversity and Coastal & Indigenous Communities
  3. As Erica Garner Is Mourned, Why Are Black Mothers in NYC Dying at 12 Times Rate of White Mothers?
  4. Christen Smith: The Fallout of Police Violence Is Killing Black Women Like Erica Garner
Global Warming and Extreme Cold: How One Leads to the Other | TRNN | 01/11/18 | 13:59
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Marcy Wheeler discusses -> In Fusion GPS Testimony, More Questions Than Answers | TRNN | 01/11/18 | 18:16
Trump Blasts "Sneaky Dianne Feinstein" | TYT | 01/10/18 | 8:55
BUSTED: Trump Caught Lying About Deal | TYT | 01/10/18 | 1:54
Conservatives Blasting Trump | TYT | 01/10/18 | 10:22
The1a.org
The Flu Goes Viral | 1a.org | 01/11/18 | 1hr
Even in the absence of a pandemic, a severe flu year kills nearly 650,000 people worldwide, while a mild one kills just under 300,000, the study concluded.

In recent years, the C.D.C. estimates, flu has killed about 12,000 Americans in mild years and 56,000 in moderately severe ones.
The Future Of Medicaid For "Able-Bodied" Adults | 1a.org | 01/11/18 | 1hr
A new Trump administration policy will allow states to screen for "able-bodied" adults who are recipients of Medicaid and impose work requirements on them. It's a response to what several states have requested, says the White House.

More than 40 million Americans are covered by Medicaid, although most of the funding goes to children, the elderly and those with disabilities. They won't be affected by the policy changes, but what about those who will?

"The guidelines would allow states to require that some Medicaid enrollees hold a job, participate in volunteer work, or enroll in classes or work training for a certain number of hours each week. States could choose to include caregiving for a disabled child or elderly adult as meeting the requirement."


President Donald Trump Still Talks About Hillary Clinton 'All The Time' | Morning Joe | MSNBC | 01/11/18 | 12:41
Joe: President Donald Trump Is Destroying GOP For Years To Come | Morning Joe | MSNBC | 01/11/18 | 13:14
President Donald Trump Now Says It's 'Unlikely' He'll Meet With Mueller | The 11th Hour | MSNBC | 01/11/18 | 7:00
President Trump Lauds Own 'Performance' At Meeting With Lawmakers | The 11th Hour | MSNBC | 01/11/18 | 5:21
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Trump Does A 'Jekyll And Hyde' On DACA | Stephen Colbert | 01/11/18 | 6:19
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trump Sends Mixed Messages on Immigration | Trevor Noah | 01/10/18 | 5:52
Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee: 'Fire And Fury' Is 'The Book-Length Version Of A Trump Tweet' | Samantha Bee | 01/11/18 | 5:32

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