Thursday, February 09, 2017

Shouting from the Rooftops

Low act as Andrian will pose as a friend until you find his knife in your back ... For speck in other people's eye he mised the pole in his ...

Casey Ryback: All of your ridiculous pitiful antics aren't gonna change a thing. You and me, we're puppets in the same sick game. We serve the same master, and he's a lunatic and he's ungrateful. But there's nothing we can do about it. You and me, we're the same. 
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Adam Housley, who reported from the area in 2011 following the catastrophic triple-meltdown, said this morning that new fuel leaks have been discovered.
He said the radiation levels – as high as 530 sieverts per hour – are now the highest they’ve been since 2011 when a tsunami hit the coastal reactor.
“To put this in very simple terms. Four sieverts can kill a handful of people,” he explained.

Peter Reilly,President Trump Exaggerates Limits On Clergy Speech At Prayer Breakfast. “So Minister C can shout his support for Candidate V from the rooftops.  Just not from the church steeple.”

Exiled MP links Putin to Russian activist's poisoning

In his own words: Malcolm Turnbull's tirade against Bill Shorten

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Australian Political Donations industry dataset

Akin Gump Partner Arrested Trying To Sell The Details Of A Whistleblower Complaint (While Wearing A Wig)

He allegedly told the arresting agent, “My life is over.”

BUBBLES put the fun into financial history. Who can resist stories about Dutch tulips that were worth more than country estates or the floating of an “undertaking of great advantage but no one to know what it is”? Ever since the financial crisis of 2007-08, economists have debated whether bubbles can be identified, or indeed stopped, before they can cause widespread damage. That is easier said than done: even tulipmania may have been caused by a quirk in the wording of contracts that meant speculators would, at worst, walk away with only a tiny loss....Continue reading

JOHN C. WRIGHT:  “Conservatism, while perfectly sound when facing Commies in a Cold War, Nazis in a World War, or Slavers in a Civil War, has no defense to offer when the fascistic cultural Marxism seeps peacefully into the ivory tower, the theater, the press, the halls of power.” “As General Counsel at the Senate Finance Committee, I had the good fortune to be present when our Chairman, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, famously said “everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” One of the great ironies of the Information Age is that the volume of information we receive — and the pace at which we receive information — has complicated the process of identifying facts, and separating facts from opinions and ideology. And yet, making decisions based on facts and solid information is more important than ever.  America’s policymakers, the media, and the general public face historic choices on how to prioritize our nation’s resources — how our government should raise and spend $4 trillion per year. These are decisions that will profoundly impact our nation’s security and financial stability; our citizens’ economic opportunity and healthcare; our children’s education; the safety of our food, water, drugs, and the air we breathe; America’s leadership in scientific research and technological innovation; the well-being of our soldiers in combat and the health of our returning veterans; ensuring robust international trade on which our businesses and jobs depend; and fulfilling our ongoing international responsibilities as the world’s leading democracy. This website is dedicated to providing policymakers, the media, and the general public timely and reliable information that is strictly nonpartisan, rigorously factual, and explained in plain English.  On the pages of this website, you will find: a chronology of key developments in fiscal, spending, tax and economic policy; up-to-the-minute real-time numbers on the the economy and monetary policy; links to the Budget of the United States back to FY 1996; an overview of Federal spending and nonpartisan explanations of federal programs including Social SecurityMedicare and Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and other Mandatory programsDefense, and Non-Defense Discretionary programs; data on deficits and debt; details on taxes, tax reform and tax expenditures; fact-checking on current spending and tax issues; a plain English explanation of thecongressional budget process and links to State budgets; and FedWeb blogs (sign-up above) that drill-down on key issues. We live in turbulent times when a multitude of consequential and important fiscal policy decisions will be made.  It is my hope that this website will contribute to good decisions by providing in one place, a source ofnonpartisan, factual and plain English information. Follow us on Twitter@fedwebfacts – Charles S. Konigsberg.”

Billions worldwide have access to on demand digital entertainment. But how do you turn a profit in the attention economy? Also on the show: The People’s Bank of China is in the throes of an interest-rate tightening cycle. And who pays a higher salary - big or small companies?
How to make money from digital entertainment

Hoteliers would like to employ more robots

In April 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt sent the US Congress the following warning: "The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism." It is a warning we would do well to remember.
How Corporate Dark Money Is Taking Power on Both Sides of the Atlantic George Monbiot, Independent