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Rudy will not be making it past St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, that's for sure.  ::)

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 POLITICS 01/22/2019 02:59 am ET
Rudy Giuliani’s Afraid Lying For Trump ‘Will Be On My Gravestone’
Trump’s attorney also claims he didn’t believe he’d said anything untruthful and had “a sense of ethics that is as high as anybody you can imagine.”

Rudy has gone from being  "America's Mayor" to "Rudy 9-11" in trying to leverage that status for political gain, to the muttering magpie of malapropism soiling himself daily on cable news.

Hope he's already been paid. Trump stiffs his contractors.
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Surly Newz / Re: The Alternet Thread
« Last post by Surly1 on January 22, 2019, 03:20:29 AM »

Rudy Giuliani just changed his story on the Trump Tower Moscow deal again — breathing new life into BuzzFeed’s report

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‘Unintelligent and frivolous’: A historian reveals the origins of right-wing attacks on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dancing — and identity

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‘What the f*ck were we thinking?’: Even Trump’s most hardcore supporters are turning on him over the shutdown debacle

Whenever a poll shows him with low approval ratings, President Donald Trump’s response has been to fire up his hardcore base as aggressively as possible. And in the 2018 midterms,…


7 things people who are ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand

Social and economic issues are deeply intertwined.


The Senate has never been more undemocratic — thanks to Mitch McConnell

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‘A bridge builder, not a wall builder’: MLK’s son blasts Pence for comparing Trump to his father

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The paths to the presidency of these 4 presidents suggest Beto O’Rourke’s campaign could be successful

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Here’ what MLK would have made of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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‘Fundamentally inhumane’: 26 billionaires now own as much as the world’s 3.8 billion poorest people

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Not just civil rights: Here are 5 vitally important positions Dr. Martin Luther King took on economic justice

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968 at the age of 39, the civil rights leader was not only fighting against racial segregation,…


Trump and Pence spend ‘about a minute or two’ at MLK memorial after facing storm of media criticism

President Donald Trump, after criticism over doing nothing to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has just made a surprise visit to the King Memorial in…


Michael Cohen threatened Trump would sue CNBC after abysmal poll results: report

Claimed the financial news network was "ignoring the will of the people."


What the Watergate building tells us about Nixon’s initial optimism and eventual demise

Perhaps the Watergate and the Titanic are about to merge - in the popular culture - once more. Presidential historian John Meacham recently compared the Trump White House to the doomed ocean liner.


Today’s activists have a lot to learn from MLK’s bold anti-war stance

Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings have inspired writers to condemn U.S. military ties in the Middle East.


Martin Luther King’s dream requires we overcome ‘our fantasy of self-deception’

To fulfill Dr. King's dream we must drop the fantasy of a post-racial America and get real.

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Let's do this again, shall we?

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https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2019-01-21-south-snow-weekend-forecast-northeast-potential-storm

Winter Storm Central
Deep South Snow Threat This Weekend, Then an East Coast Concern Next Monday
By Jonathan Erdman9 hours agoweather.com


00:48
Blast of Cold and Precipitation Creates Deep South Snow Threat This Weekend
Parts of the Deep South may see snow this weekend and then that system could also spawn an East Coast storm early next week in the latest chapter of an increasingly stormy winter pattern in the U.S.
At a Glance

    Some snow may blanket parts of the Deep South this weekend.This same system may generate an East Coast storm next Monday.It's too soon to tell who may see snow and how much.

Parts of the Deep South may see snow this weekend, and then that system could also spawn an East Coast storm early next week in the latest chapter of an increasingly stormy winter pattern in the United States.

The return of more persistent arctic cold air to the eastern two-thirds of the nation, in part due to a split of the polar vortex, has led to a number of winter storms over the past couple of weeks, including Winter Storm Gia dumping snow from the Midwest to Washington D.C. and Winter Storm Harper hammering the Midwest and Northeast last weekend.

Now, there's another chance.

Another potent plunge of arctic air will nosedive into the Deep South behind Winter Storm Indra.

A strong jet-stream disturbance will sweep southward out of western Canada, then pivot eastward across the Deep South and Gulf of Mexico this weekend. This may trigger an area of low pressure to form in the Gulf of Mexico, which may then wrap moisture into the cold air in the Deep South, creating the potential for wintry precipitation.
The potential setup for some snow in the Deep South this weekend and a possible East Coast storm early next week.

Typical of most winter events, there is considerable uncertainty in the forecast five days or more out in time.

Here is what we know and don't yet know about the South and East Coast wintry threats ahead.
South Weekend Snow?

Some areas of light snow may develop as soon as Saturday in parts of the lower Mississippi Valley, spreading through other parts of the Deep South Saturday night and Sunday.

How much snow and how far south it falls remain uncertain. Those specific details are dependent on how cold the air is near the ground and whether or not the Gulf of Mexico low forms close enough to the cold air to wrap moisture into it.

This doesn't look like a heavy snow event in the Deep South at this time, but that's not a guarantee. Some travel headaches could arise if any snow can accumulate on roads or if roads become icy after colder air spills in. For now, simply monitor for changes in the weekend forecast in the South over the next few days.

(MAPS: 7-Day U.S. Rain/Snow Forecast)
East Coast Concern?

Some ensemble forecast guidance suggests the Gulf of Mexico low could then gain some intensity and track near the East Coast early next week.

As always is the case this far out in time, it's not possible to determine the exact track of the low, or whether one forms near the East Coast at all, which is key in determining the amount of snow, rain and wind near the East Coast early next week.

(MORE: It's Peak Time of Year for Major Northeast Snowstorms)

Check back with us at weather.com for updates to this forecast as details become clearer in the coming days.
Pedestrians make their way along the icy street outside the Georgia Dome before the start of Super Bowl XXXIV between the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans In Atlanta, Georgia. (Rick Solomon/Getty Images)
Pedestrians make their way along the icy street outside the Georgia Dome before the start of Super Bowl XXXIV between the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans In Atlanta, Georgia.
(Rick Solomon/Getty Images)
Notorious Time of Year in Deep South

Late January has been a notorious time of year for winter storms in the South this century.

Five years ago, Winter Storm Leon dropped a blanket of snow in the Deep South, which then paralyzed travel through Atlanta and Birmingham, Alabama, as the snow was compacted to ice on roads, leading to gridlock, stranded drivers and abandoned cars.

An ice storm hammered the Atlanta metro area the weekend before the Super Bowl almost 20 years ago, knocking out power to a half-million customers, some for more than a week.

Just days later, another winter storm hit the Atlanta metro area on Super Bowl weekend, creating hazardous road conditions that disrupted practice for the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans the Saturday before the game.

(MORE: Snow, Ice Isn't That Unusual in the South)

Atlanta lost a bid to host the Super Bowl in 2009, but is now hosting Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3, its first Super Bowl since that infamous icy mess 19 years ago. And while we're not forecasting this type of impact from this system, it's always worthwhile to track the progress of any potential winter event in the Deep South.
The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment and the importance of science to our lives. This story does not necessarily represent the position of our parent company, IBM.
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Surly Newz / Doomstead Diner Daily January 22
« Last post by Surly1 on January 22, 2019, 03:05:59 AM »

Doomstead Diner Daily January 22


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Shutdown in U.S., slowing growth in China fuel concerns over global economy

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Giuliani Says Trump Tower Moscow Talks Went On Until November 2016

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Martin Luther King Jr. Spent the Last Year of His Life Detested by the Liberal Establishment

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Geopolitics / 🤡 Rudy Giuliani’s Afraid Lying For Trump ‘Will Be On My Gravestone’
« Last post by RE on January 22, 2019, 02:51:17 AM »
Rudy will not be making it past St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, that's for sure.  ::)

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/giuliani-trump-new-yorker-gravestone_us_5c46a561e4b027c3bbc4abca

 POLITICS 01/22/2019 02:59 am ET
Rudy Giuliani’s Afraid Lying For Trump ‘Will Be On My Gravestone’
Trump’s attorney also claims he didn’t believe he’d said anything untruthful and had “a sense of ethics that is as high as anybody you can imagine.”


By Nick Visser


Rudy Giuliani said he’s worried his defense of President Donald Trump could affect his decades-long legacy in politics but still feels his client is one of the “most unfairly” treated people in modern history.

“I am afraid it will be on my gravestone. ‘Rudy Giuliani: He lied for Trump.’” the former New York City mayor told The New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner. “Somehow, I don’t think that will be it. But, if it is, so what do I care? I’ll be dead. I figure I can explain it to St. Peter. He will be on my side.”

Giuliani, the president’s lead attorney on matters related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing inquiry into the 2016 presidential election, went on to say that “as a lawyer” he didn’t believe he had ever said anything untruthful, and said he has “a sense of ethics that is as high as anybody you can imagine.”

Read the full interview at The New Yorker.

Giuliani has most recently come under fire for his comments about a BuzzFeed report last week that claimed Trump had ordered his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about an effort to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Although the story drew a rare denial from Mueller’s office, BuzzFeed said it stands by the reporting.

Giuliani muddied the waters on Sunday after he told The New York Times that Trump was involved in the deal until the “day” he won the 2016 presidential election. However, he quickly walked back those remarks on Monday, saying they were “hypothetical” and that they “did not represent the actual timing or circumstances of any such discussions” he had with the president.

The timeline was important because it would give a clearer picture of the Trump camp’s efforts to work on a business deal with a foreign government during a political election.

In the interview with The New Yorker, Giuliani also distanced himself from his previous comments, saying the Times was “absolutely wrong.”

Giuliani then moved to walk back his earlier sentiment about his legacy amid more questioning from Chotiner, saying he didn’t reflect on the historical importance of his work.
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“All I think about is doing a good job and what I believe in. When I was mayor, I got criticized for a lot of things I was praised for now,” Giuliani said. “And, I think, when this is over, you are going to see that we are defending an innocent man who has been very unfairly treated.”
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It's Illuminati time again!  :icon_sunny:

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/davos-world-economic-forum-elites-inequality-globalization_us_5c45ed5be4b027c3bbc4327c

 POLITICS 01/21/2019 12:39 pm ET Updated 10 hours ago

Elites Gather In Davos To Rich-splain Poverty As The World Spirals Into Crisis

“The plutocrats who shattered the world order are gathering to make out in the mountains.”

By Louise Roug


A policeman stands on the rooftop of a hotel before the start of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
FABRICE COFFRINI via Getty Images

DAVOS, Switzerland ― This week, thousands of business leaders, lawmakers and activists will convene in Davos to discuss the greatest challenges facing the world. 

At the yearly gathering hosted by the World Economic Forum, there is much talk of “worrying geopolitical and geo-economic tensions.” But, to its critics, Davos embodies everything that’s wrong with the current moment.

“They gather to talk about making the world a better place. But instead they commandeer our conversation,” said Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, who will not be attending.

The U.S. government is in its longest shutdown on record. Britain is spiraling out of control over Brexit. Flames of rage engulf France. But “the plutocrats who shattered the world order are gathering to make out in the mountains,” Giridharadas said.

According to a report from the anti-poverty coalition Oxfam, timed to coincide with Davos, the world’s 2,200 billionaires grew 12 percent wealthier last year. But the wealth is not trickling down. The poorest half of the world got 11 percent poorer in 2018, and today the top 26 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 3.8 billion people.

“The economy we have today is fundamentally inhuman,” Paul O’Brien, Oxfam America’s vice president for policy and campaigns, told HuffPost. “You’re not going to get a decrease in extreme wealth until you have leadership committed to tackling its root causes, and right now we don’t.”

In the U.S., wages have been essentially stagnant for decades while members of the Davos elite have gotten significantly richer. The fortunes of a dozen 2009 Davos attendees have jumped by a combined $175 billion in the years since, a Bloomberg analysis found.

Among those on the list were Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, who has tripled his net worth since 2009, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whose wealth grew 1,853 percent in that period.

Zuckerberg is not scheduled to attend Davos, but Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is using the gathering as a stop on a Facebook “apology tour,” after a slew of bad publicity over its role in the spread of misinformation in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and evidence that the company helped stir violence in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.
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The problem with Davos is that it provides “a moral glow of heroism to people who should be begging for society’s mercy for their role in breaking our social contract,” said Giridharadas. “No one at Facebook should be on a panel explaining anything. They should be apologizing … for breaking our democracy and for enabling ethnic violence.”

To Giridharadas, Davos amounts to a week of “rich-splaining,” characterized by terms that shift the conversation away from actual social change: “Win-win” replaces a debate about social justice. “Lean in” gets in the way of maternity leave. Talk of “micro-credits” takes the place of a discussion about a wealth tax. “These elites have essentially used the rhetoric of changing the world to prevent change,” he said.

Seemingly taking note of populist protests that most recently have hit France, Klaus Schwab, WEF’s executive chairman, told reporters before the yearly meeting that globalization has to become more inclusive. “Globalization produces winners and losers, and there are many more winners in the last 24, 25, 30 years,” he said. “But now we have to look after the losers, after those who have been left behind.”

But in Davos, it’s business as usual: Schmooze and be schmoozed.

On the main street, the Russian and Saudi governments have set up shops, advertising that they’re open for business. After pressure from the Kremlin, WEF reportedly reversed its decision not to invite three high-profile Russian tycoons facing U.S. sanctions, including billionaire Oleg Deripaska, known in Davos for his rowdy parties and in the U.S. for his business dealings with Paul Manafort, the now-jailed former Donald Trump campaign manager. Those dealings are now reportedly part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The budget for the World Economic Forum has more than doubled since 2009, to $337 million last year. What WEF sells at this ski resort, of course, is access, and it’s a bit of an inside-Davos joke that the stream of exclusive parties and private events provoke FOMO among even the most high-powered attendees.

This year, however, the joke may have lost its punch line. The action is clearly somewhere else. President Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron are all staying home to deal with fractured politics and public anger.

Giridharadas believes the moment has come.

“Davos has to end,” he said.
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...2020, which of these Demodopes gets your vote and should be the Nominee for this party, since no 3rd Party can win in the FSoA?

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Dem POTUS candidates
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Environment / Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Last post by Nearingsfault on January 21, 2019, 06:03:27 PM »
-34C this morning. frozen water in the chicken coop, a car that needed help getting started a neighbour's car that didn't start at all and needed a jump, school buses didn't run (that makes no sense) and from my end 2 generators that did not start and one scheduled oil change. this is the garb for the day: long johns top and bottom, fleece pants, 2 fleece sweaters, padded pants, jacket,  fur hat, work gloves, muck boots... No problem. Rock on!

That pic is WAAAY too big for the page!
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Ah, much better, THX!  :icon_sunny:

You have your face skin uncovered!  That's a No-No!

We're at a balmy +13F today.

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It was later in the day. in the morning I cinch the strap on the hood in and it compresses the fur. Its fine open if there is no wind.
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Environment / Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Last post by RE on January 21, 2019, 05:58:19 PM »
-34C this morning. frozen water in the chicken coop, a car that needed help getting started a neighbour's car that didn't start at all and needed a jump, school buses didn't run (that makes no sense) and from my end 2 generators that did not start and one scheduled oil change. this is the garb for the day: long johns top and bottom, fleece pants, 2 fleece sweaters, padded pants, jacket,  fur hat, work gloves, muck boots... No problem. Rock on!

That pic is WAAAY too big for the page!
adjusted

Ah, much better, THX!  :icon_sunny:

You have your face skin uncovered!  That's a No-No!

We're at a balmy +13F today.

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Environment / Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Last post by Nearingsfault on January 21, 2019, 05:52:27 PM »
-34C this morning. frozen water in the chicken coop, a car that needed help getting started a neighbour's car that didn't start at all and needed a jump, school buses didn't run (that makes no sense) and from my end 2 generators that did not start and one scheduled oil change. this is the garb for the day: long johns top and bottom, fleece pants, 2 fleece sweaters, padded pants, jacket,  fur hat, work gloves, muck boots... No problem. Rock on!

That pic is WAAAY too big for the page!
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