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Surly Newz / Doomstead Diner Daily 1/17
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Thunderstorms Unfold in Black and White, from storm chaser Mike Olbinski’s latest timelapse, Breathe. It’s not only the first to be edited in black and white, it's also produced in full, eye-slapping 8K resolution.

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Environment / Even the Eyelashes Freeze: Russia Sees Minus 88.6 Degrees F
« Last post by RE on Today at 02:32:31 AM »
Now THAT is FUCKING COLD!

RE

Jan. 16, 2018, at 2:44 p.m.
Even the Eyelashes Freeze: Russia Sees Minus 88.6 Degrees F

Temperatures in the remote Russian region of Yakutia have dropped to near record lows, plunging to minus 67 degrees Celsius ( minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas.

The Associated Press

In this photo taken on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, Anastasia Gruzdeva poses for selfie as the Temperature dropped to about -50 degrees (-58 degrees Fahrenheit) in Yakutsk, Russia. Temperatures in the remote, diamond-rich Russian region of Yakutia have dropped to near-record lows, plunging to -67 degrees Centigrade (-88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas. (sakhalife.ru photo via AP) The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday.

In Yakutia — a region of 1 million people about 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometers) east of Moscow — students routinely go to school even in minus 40 degrees. But school was canceled Tuesday throughout the region and police ordered parents to keep their children inside.

In the village of Oymyakon, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, state-owned Russian television showed the mercury falling to the bottom of a thermometer that was only set up to measure down to minus 50 degrees. In 2013, Oymyakon recorded an all-time low of minus 71 degrees Celsius (minus 98 Fahrenheit).

Over the weekend, two men froze to death when they tried to walk to a nearby farm after their car broke down. Three other men with them survived because they were wearing warmer clothes, investigators reported.

But the press office for Yakutia's governor said Tuesday that all households and businesses in the region have working central heating and access to backup power generators.

Residents of Yakutia are no strangers to cold weather and this week's cold spell was not even dominating local news headlines Tuesday.

But some media outlets published cold-weather selfies and stories about stunts in the extreme cold. Women posted pictures of their frozen eyelashes, while YakutiaMedia published a picture of Chinese students who got undressed to take a plunge in a thermal spring.
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If the Huricanes, Floods and Wildfires don't get you, the Nukes will.

RE

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/01/17/risk-nuclear-weapons-extreme-weather-top-risks-2018-report/1035252001/

Risk of nuclear weapons, extreme weather top threats for 2018: report
Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY Published 4:00 a.m. ET Jan. 17, 2018 | Updated 4:27 a.m. ET Jan. 17, 2018
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Nuclear war, cyberattacks and environmental disasters top the list of man-made threats to global stability in 2018, according to a survey of 1,000 international leaders from the worlds of business, government, academia and civil society.

The risk of another global financial meltdown, high on the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report in past years, has ebbed because of economic expansions underway worldwide, the annual survey found. It was released Wednesday in advance of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week.

Mother nature topped the most significant risks likely facing the world for a second year in a row, the survey found. They include natural disasters and extreme weather events that human-caused climate change may be abetting.

However, the risk of nuclear war — while not viewed as likely — climbed up the list of concerns that would have the greatest impact. This comes as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's standoff over Pyongyang's tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles and pursuit of weapons of mass destruction has arguably brought the world closer than it has been for decades to the possible use of nuclear weapons.

Ninety-three percent of the survey's respondents expect a worsening of "political or economic confrontations/frictions between major powers" this year. More worryingly, nearly 80% think risks associated with "state-on-state military conflict or incursion" and "regional conflicts drawing in major powers" will be higher than in years past.

Trump will join other world and business leaders in the Swiss Alpine resort Jan. 23-26 for the forum and is scheduled to give the closing address, organizers said Tuesday.

Extreme weather in 2017 included three major Atlantic hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — and caused the most expensive hurricane season ever, according to the report. Estimates for damage in the United States are as high as $200 billion.
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Record high temperatures struck parts of southern Europe to eastern and southern Africa, South America, as well as parts of Russia and China. Last year, President Trump withdrew the United States from the landmark Paris Climate Accord.

Economic risks were less prominent in this year's report partly because the global recovery is underway from recent financial crises. The International Monetary Fund expects global growth of 3.6% for 2017, up from 3.2% in 2016.

The greatest concerns for North American business leaders: cyberattacks, terrorism, asset bubbles, fiscal crises and the failure of adapting to climate change.

"Humanity has become remarkably adept at understanding how to mitigate conventional risks that can be relatively easily isolated," the report's authors note in their summary. "But we are much less competent when it comes to dealing with complex risks in the interconnected systems that underpin our world, such as organizations, economies, societies and the environment."

Other pressing concerns identified in the report for 2018: 

• Cyberattacks that target critical infrastructure and strategic industrial sectors. In a worst-case scenario, they could trigger a breakdown in the systems that keep society functioning.

• Data fraud or theft includes the exploitation of private or official data on an unprecedented scale.

• Mitigate climate change. The failure of governments and businesses to enforce or enact effective measures to protect populations and help businesses impacted by climate change.

• Involuntary migration on a large scale induced by conflict, disasters, the environment or for economic reasons.

• Man-made environmental disasters.

• Terrorist attacks by individuals or non-state groups could inflict large-scale human or material damage.

• Illicit financial flows in the form of tax evasion, human trafficking, counterfeiting and/or organized crime.

• Overpriced assets, or bubbles, that could hit commodities, house prices or shares in a major economy or region.

More: North Korea: President Trump’s nuclear button boast the 'spasm of a lunatic'

More: Life in North Korea: What you are allowed to see

The report points out that cyber breaches recorded by businesses have almost doubled in five years, from 68 per business in 2012 to 130 per business in 2017.

In 2016 alone, 357 million new malware variants were released, and "banking trojans" designed to steal account login details could be purchased for as little as $500, the report found. The European Aviation Safety Agency, the European Union's industry regulator, said aviation systems see an average of 1,000 cyberattacks each month.

"Geopolitical friction is contributing to a surge in the scale and sophistication of cyberattacks," said John Drzik, president of the consulting group Marsh Global Risk and Digital, referring to a range of simmering conflicts from Ukraine to North Korea. 

"While cyber risk management is improving, business and governments need to invest far more in resilience efforts if we are to prevent the same ... gap between economic and insured losses that we see for natural catastrophes," he said.

More: Trump to attend Davos economic conference in Switzerland

Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum's founder, said the world was facing an "inflection point" and that one big issue "will certainly be the future of global cooperation related to trade, environment, the fight against terrorism, tax systems, competitiveness — and in this context it’s absolutely essential to have President Trump with us."
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Geopolitics / How does Trump survive? He pays off the ruling class
« Last post by RE on Today at 12:18:18 AM »
http://www.greanvillepost.com/2018/01/16/how-does-trump-survive-he-pays-off-the-ruling-class/

How does Trump survive? He pays off the ruling class
January 16, 2018


HELP ENLIGHTEN YOUR FELLOWS. BE SURE TO PASS THIS ON. SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON IT.

By Fred Goldstein, Workers’ World

“Right now there is a contradiction between the immediate short-term interests of the corporate boardrooms and parlors and the long-term interests of the ruling class to maintain the U.S. as a global imperialist power…”

Journalist Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury” depicts Donald Trump as totally unfit to serve as the chief executive of U.S. imperialism. It describes the Oval Office as a snakepit populated by subordinates and relatives at each other’s throats, but who all have a low opinion of Trump and his abilities. Many, according to Wolff, question his personal and mental capacities.

The publicity given to the book is a clear signal that the capitalist media and many pundits are trying to undermine the Trump presidency. They give great publicity to the quote from Steve Bannon about Donald Trump Jr.’s attendance at a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Bannon called Trump Jr.’s presence “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

This may have been Bannon’s way of keeping himself from being indicted by the Mueller Russia investigation, or it may have been driven by ultra-right factionalism. But the widespread coverage of this quote was aimed at breaking up the Trump-Bannon axis, which has lasted even after Bannon was fired.

Bannon is an ultra-right ideologue whose aim has been to destroy the political center of the Republican Party. Trump, on the other hand, is a right-wing, racist, misogynistic bigot without any particular ideology. He is a pragmatist known to be easily manipulated, so the bourgeois establishment is pleased at the split caused by the book. They fear Bannon’s influence on Trump more than they fear Trump himself.

Trump, the state and the ruling class
These events raise the question of the relations between the ruling class, its executive in the form of the presidency, and the capitalist state as a whole.

It is a tenet of Marxism that the capitalist government is the executive committee of the ruling class. Its job in general is to enforce the will of the bosses and bankers. When the capitalist class is split, this function can become complex, but the general claim is certainly true. However, Marxism is also dialectical and recognizes contradictions.
Bannon is an ultra-right ideologue whose aim has been to destroy the political center of the Republican Party. Trump, on the other hand, is a right-wing, racist, misogynistic bigot without any particular ideology. He is a pragmatist known to be easily manipulated, so the bourgeois establishment is pleased at the split caused by the book. They fear Bannon’s influence on Trump more than they fear Trump himself.

Right now there is a contradiction between the immediate short-term interests of the corporate boardrooms and parlors and the long-term interests of the ruling class to maintain the U.S. as a global imperialist power.

On the one hand, Trump is showering the bosses and bankers with riches — billions in tax cuts, gas and oil drilling rights, mining rights on public lands, destruction of environmental regulations, rollbacks of banking regulations and labor protections, etc.

On the other hand, he has taken a hatchet to many long-standing policies of imperialism abroad and capitalism in the U.S. that can do long-term harm to broad ruling-class interests.

Capitalist advisory establishment and the ruling class
In this discussion it is important to distinguish between the advisory establishment to the ruling class and the class itself. The bourgeoisie over the years has created a vast stable of intellectuals who serve different factions of the ruling class.

There are think-tank intellectuals devoted to ferreting out the interests of the imperialists as they see them. There are journalistic scribes with different political lines, depending on which faction of the bourgeoisie and the political establishment they are aligned with. There is a vast array of academic advisers who go back and forth between the universities and the capitalist government.

They all vie with one another to serve the interests of imperialism and become the favored mouthpieces. Their immediate perspective can be quite different from the immediate perspective in the boardrooms, however, even as they seek to serve capitalist interests.

While various journalists, think-tank bourgeois intellectuals, academic pundits and commentators of all sorts are aghast at Trump as he swings his diplomatic and political wrecking ball, the bosses are focused on the money.

Trump drives bosses’ gravy train
As long as Trump is in the presidency, the bankers and bosses are going to get much of their way with respect to profits, business, money. Under the various Democratic and Republican administrations, they have been chipping away at public land and coastline, at bank regulations, at environmental regulations, etc. But now they are enjoying unusually expanded freedom to plunder the land and the sea. They are exulting in the cuts on corporate taxes, from 35 percent to 21 percent, and billions from other cuts. Whatever Trump’s shortcomings, they can overlook them for now, because the billionaires don’t want the gravy train to stop.

The military-industrial complex — Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon, United Technologies, etc. — is feeding off the increase in military spending to $700 billion for nuclear weapons, anti-missile systems, new warships, warplanes, drones and missiles as Trump stokes the flames of war with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, feeds the Saudi war machine’s assaults on Yemen, ships weapons to Ukraine and positions arms to threaten Russia, China, Iran and other countries.

Military stocks rose to an all-time high when Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with the bourgeois-feudal monarchy of Saudi Arabia. He has been the arms salesman in chief, pushing offensive missile systems, fighter jets and ships on Japan and south Korea as part of the war buildup against the DPRK.

When the government checks come rolling in to military corporate treasuries, the embarrassments and limitations of Trump can be easily overlooked for the moment. The mass deportations, racist code words, misogyny and sexual harassment, homophobia — all are brushed aside.

It is no coincidence that when the Wolff book came out, Trump quickly made a public announcement that he was opening up the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts to the oil and gas industry for drilling. The executives of ExxonMobil, Chevron and Conoco were not giving their primary attention to the scandals of the White House at that moment.

Energy Fuels Resources, which mines uranium, got the Trump administration to slash the 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears public area down to 202,000 acres. That put the uranium deposits outside the national monument. Native lands stolen from five different nations were redirected to the private sector by this ruling.

Trump has taken an axe to ruling-class institutions. He has launched attack after attack on the FBI, the crown jewel of the ruling class’s repressive apparatus, in order to discredit the Mueller investigation into his relations with Russia — even though the FBI has ruthlessly carried out the destruction of progressive and revolutionary organizations since World War I.

Trump has also taken an axe to traditional imperialist alliances. He has denounced NATO and demanded that NATO countries pay more for their militaries. He has humiliated the presidents of Mexico, Canada and Australia, among others. He has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and torn the mask off the U.S. as a “neutral” mediator in the struggle with the Palestinians.

In addition, Trump pulled $1 billion in funding from the United Nations. He pulled out of the Paris climate accord and jettisoned talks for a pact on immigration and asylum.

Reagan administration and the ruling class
The scumbag Reagan: a vile scoundrel from another time.
When the right-wing government of Ronald Reagan took over in 1981, the majority of the ruling class was deeply concerned. Reagan was the darling of the ultra-right and stood outside the main capitalist establishment as he climbed the political ladder in California. His wing of the Republican Party was at war with the Rockefeller wing.

Reagan started out his term in office by viciously breaking the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization. The workers who went on strike were then banned from federal employment for life. It was the first time in decades that such a brutal, premeditated attack was made on a labor union.

This was followed up by a full-scale anti-labor offensive against copper miners in the West, meat packers and Caterpillar workers in the Midwest and more. Reagan and his corporate allies herded scabs in all strikes that took place.

Reagan slashed welfare spending by hundreds of billions, attacked welfare rights and turned the money over to the military for a vast expansion.

At first the ruling class was deeply concerned, not for the workers or the welfare recipients, but from fear of a rebellion from below. But there was no real fightback and the labor leadership not only abandoned the welfare recipients but capitulated to the anti-labor offensive. Reagan got away with it! Then the bosses and bankers and their politicians adjusted to the new normal of reaction. They laughed all the way to the bank.

Trump coming after us — we must come after him
The deep support that Trump is getting from the Republican Party is a reflection of the bosses’ attitude toward him. They are sticking with him in this latest crisis. They have tied their fate to him for now. The Republican congressional gang wants to attack Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. If they start down this road, they are counting on Trump’s backing.

For political reasons, he may not be so anxious to launch such an attack. But Paul Ryan and the Republicans have not given up on this program at all.

Just as during the Reagan administration, the bosses and bankers are not rushing in to stop Trump — for the moment. They may ultimately unseat him, but for now they are watching to see how much he can get away with. They will stick with him to try and get the last nickel in profits out of his rulings and laws. Until he endangers their profits and their social stability, the ruling class proper, as opposed to their pundits and advisers, will stick with him, whatever his embarrassments, limitations or diplomatic blunders.

What did not happen under Reagan was any fightback. And the Democratic Party is following the same route they did under Reagan: reliance on electoral politics and now the hope that the Mueller investigation will unseat Trump. Even the recent suspension of Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans in this country — on top of denial of protection for tens of thousands of Haitians and Nicaraguans — has not moved the so-called Democratic opposition to fight back.

Mass resistance in the streets, the factories, the retail stores and service industries, the campuses, and the oppressed and immigrant communities is the only way to stop this right-wing wrecking machine.

Trump wants to come after us. It is time for us to come after him.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author works for workers world, a publication of the communist party of the US.
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Doomsteading / California Homeless Problem (video)
« Last post by RE on Today at 12:13:11 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zvCGtxeknSg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/zvCGtxeknSg</a>
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Marathon Man Newz / Re: Seastead of the Day
« Last post by RE on Today at 12:09:55 AM »
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WTF is wrong with a Gin Palace?

Only that they can't go to sea, which for a boat is a bit of a problem.  I don't go for Maine at latitude  44° and with severely cold winters.  What do you want to go keep going back and forth to the mainland FOR?  - to buy more electronic gadgets and fuel.

Actually my new electronic gadget arrived today - an ATA box and a cordless phone.  I finally had to give up on my VoIP system - Linux drivers for sound devices are limited.

As I said, this plan does not involve, "going to sea".  It is designed to make you mobile among many small islands off the coast of Maine.

The reason to eventually contact surviving mainlanders is trade.  There might be oranges being sailed up from florida to trade for cod or stripers.

RE
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Duck & Cover!


RE

http://www.greanvillepost.com/2018/01/16/hawaiis-false-alarm-and-the-advanced-preparations-for-war-against-north-korea/

Hawaii’s “false alarm” and the advanced preparations for war against North Korea
January 16, 2018

 By Bill Van Auken, wsws.org


The “false alarm” delivered to a population of 1.5 million in the US Pacific island state of Hawaii on Saturday morning has laid bare the clear and present danger of a nuclear war.Cell phones lit up with the text message “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Television and radio broadcasts were interrupted with the chilling announcement that “A missile may impact on sea or land within minutes. This is not a drill.”

For 38 minutes, residents of and visitors to Hawaii were confronted face to face with nuclear Armageddon. Parents frantically sought to find and protect their children, families said last goodbyes and people desperately sought largely nonexistent shelter in anticipation of a nuclear blast.

The fact that this event is so rapidly disappearing from the front pages of major newspapers and is being reduced to a secondary story by television news is itself a disturbing indication of how much more is involved in the Hawaii ballistic missile warning than the public is being told.

The corporate media, working in tight coordination with the US government, is in full containment mode. Monday night, all three US television networks broadcast virtually identical reports based on their admission to Hawaii’s Emergency Management System bunker to support the official story that the chaos was caused by the inadvertent error of a single employee.

The official reaction to what constitutes a social crime committed against an entire population is unfolding according to a well-established pattern. The event and its implications are being minimized. No one is going to conduct an investigation and present findings to the public. There will be no televised public hearings before the US Congress.

The explanation being put out by the state and federal authorities, and parroted by the media, fobs off the nuclear war alert as a mere accident triggered by a single careless worker at Hawaii’s Emergency Management System. The unnamed individual supposedly selected the wrong computer menu option, keying in “Missile Alert” instead of “Test Missile Alert.”

There is no reason that anyone should blindly accept this official story as true. Given the record of the US government in staging provocations and launching wars based upon lies, not only severe skepticism, but outright suspicion is called for.

How could such an accident happen? Once again, a major public event is shrouded in secrecy. Why has the individual allegedly responsible for the “accident” not been named? The claim that the person is being protected against retaliation by enraged citizens is not credible. At the very least, the single individual who is being blamed for the colossal error should have the right to tell his or her side of the story. And even if the incident was triggered by a single mistaken keypunch, that does not explain why it took a full, excruciating 38 minutes for the authorities to send out a follow-up message announcing that the warning had been a “false alarm.”

Even if one were to accept the authorities’ version of events as good coin, such an “accident” constitutes a devastating indictment of the criminal indifference of the US ruling establishment toward the lives and safety of the American people. The existence of such a ramshackle system, employing absurdly primitive software and technology as the supposed first line of defense, only makes clear that the ruling class accepts that nuclear war will mean the deaths of millions and has no serious plan to protect anyone. Just as with every other disaster, natural or otherwise, the incident in Hawaii has exposed the total absence of essential infrastructure and social planning.

That these events unfolded in Hawaii, the scene of the so-called “sneak attack” of December 7, 1941, the “date which will live in infamy” of American lore, make them all the more telling. The headquarters of the US Pacific Command, Hawaii boasts 11 separate military bases comprising units from every branch of the US military.

The significance of Saturday’s nuclear war alert becomes clear only within the context of the advanced state of preparations for a US war of aggression against nuclear-armed North Korea.

A glimpse into the scope of these preparations was provided Monday in a front-page article published by the New York Times. Absurdly, the piece begins, “Across the military, officers and troops are preparing for a war they hope will not come.” Yet the substance of the article makes clear that what is being prepared is not a defense against a North Korean attack, but rather the invasion and conquest of the East Asian country.

The article describes an exercise last month involving 48 Apache gunships and Chinook cargo helicopters practicing “moving troops and equipment under live artillery fire to assault targets.” Two days later, it reports, paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division staged a jump in Nevada that “simulated a foreign invasion.”

Even more ominously, the Times reports that for the first time in years, more than 1,000 US Army reservists have been called up for active duty to man “mobilization centers” used for the rapid movement of troops overseas.

The preparations also include a plan to deploy large numbers of Special Operations troops to the Korean Peninsula under the cover of providing security for next month’s Winter Olympics.

More and more, these actions begin to resemble the run-up to the US war of aggression against Iraq in 2003, with the exception that this time around the American public is being given no warning of impending mass carnage, outside of the raving tweets of the US commander-in-chief.

That the Times article appeared at all—under the byline of Eric Schmitt, the Times’ chief “embedded” reporter and a faithful conduit for the Pentagon and CIA—makes it clear that the military preparations are of such a magnitude that they are becoming broadly known, requiring the “newspaper of record” to attempt to manage the news.

The article also points to divisions between the White House and the Pentagon and within the US military command itself over impending war with North Korea. Trump and his aides reportedly are toying with what has been termed a “bloody nose” attack targeting North Korean nuclear weapons, based on the assumption that Pyongyang would not retaliate.

Within this context, the “accidental” nuclear alert in Hawaii emerges as a necessary link in the chain of preparations for a catastrophic war. Was the “false alarm” itself one more military exercise? Were the people of Hawaii used as guinea pigs to test the public reaction should a US invasion of North Korea prompt the government of Kim Jong Un to fire off its missiles before they could be destroyed?

There is another possible explanation for the false alarm and the prolonged wait for it to be rescinded. The Times also published an article Monday referring to the 1983 KAL 007 incident as an example of how an unintended nuclear war could erupt. It fails to explain, however, that the Korean Airlines passenger jet was shot down by Soviet air defense fighters after it deliberately flew over Sakhalin, the site of numerous top secret Soviet military bases, as part of an operation coordinated with US intelligence agencies. A US spy plane was flying on a parallel course, shadowing the KAL flight, observing the responses of Soviet nuclear installations, radar stations and air bases.

There is no question that once the incoming missile alert was issued in Hawaii, the government and the military, not only in North Korea, but also in China and Russia, were compelled to make their own rapid estimates as to what it meant and how they should respond. The logical conclusion would be that Washington was staging a false pretext for all-out war.

No doubt, military units were placed on alert, weapons were readied or moved and other preparations for possible nuclear conflict were carried out, all under the watchful eyes of US spy satellites, providing intelligence that could prove vital for a planned US invasion of North Korea.

Whatever the cause of Saturday’s nuclear scare, one thing is certain. The missile alert staged in Hawaii constitutes a deadly serious warning. It has exposed before millions the very real threat of nuclear war.

Bill Van Auken
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Marathon Man Newz / Re: Seastead of the Day
« Last post by Palloy2 on January 16, 2018, 11:49:44 PM »
Quote
WTF is wrong with a Gin Palace?

Only that they can't go to sea, which for a boat is a bit of a problem.  I don't go for Maine at latitude  44° and with severely cold winters.  What do you want to go keep going back and forth to the mainland FOR?  - to buy more electronic gadgets and fuel.

Actually my new electronic gadget arrived today - an ATA box and a cordless phone.  I finally had to give up on my VoIP system - Linux drivers for sound devices are limited.
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The Diner Pantry / Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 1/16/2018
« Last post by RE on January 16, 2018, 07:28:46 PM »
BBQ T-Bone Steak with Mushrooms

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Marathon Man Newz / Re: Trump Paid Off Porn Star For Her Silence During the Election
« Last post by RE on January 16, 2018, 07:16:55 PM »
But now she's talking. Apparently he reneged on his promises. Imagine that.



The lovely and talented Stormy Daniels, in one of her less provocative internet pics (my research reveals most of them appear to involve blow jobs). Trump appears to have spent about a year porking her around 2007, roughly coinciding with the time his new wife Melania was pregnant. What a Great American. (Trump, I mean, although Stormy is pretty great too, if you like tall blondes with big fake tits.)


Thanks for your research and choosing a tasteful tits-only pic.  :icon_sunny:  Explicit sex acts remain VERBOTTEN on the Diner.

The blond hair is as fake as the tits.

RE
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