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Posted in: Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights leader; protests begin across U.S. See in context

People in glass houses ...

The Mayor of Atlanta, which Lewis' district includes, has been a Democrat since 1879, that's 137 years. Since 1855, there have been two Republican mayors, for a couple of years each during Reconstruction. That's 157 years of Democratic rule out of the last 161 years.

Lewis' own seat in the 5th district has been held by a Democrat since 1972, that's 44 years of Democratic rule.

The Presidency has been held by a Democrat for the last 8 years.

But I'm sure Rep. Lewis has all kind of reasons why the crime rate in Atlanta is not the Democrats' fault.

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Posted in: Japanese Twitter user shares the phrase a man should never say to his wife See in context

I'll go get something for us to eat.

:O !!!

There is a paperback book called 'Japanese Vegetable Cooking' by Asako Tohata that is very nice, with nice photos and simple instructions in English, and cheap ($6.55 new, a few bucks used, on Amazon). I picked mine up on clearance at an electronics outlet, but it's buried somewhere so I may buy another copy.

And there are several books with "3 Ingredient", "4 Ingredient", and "5 Ingredient" in the titles.

A couple other good ones I can think of are James Peterson's "Sauces" and Edouard de Pomiane's "(French) Cooking in 10 Minutes". de Pomiane was a Polish-French doctor who was also a celebrity chef at the time he wrote this in 1930. He writes to busy persons about how to cook a meal quickly after arriving home from work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuisine_en_dix_minutes

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Posted in: Thousands of demonstrators plan to disrupt Trump inauguration See in context

SuperLib: C!inton won the popular vote by nearly 3,000,000 votes. I'm not sure why people think that is a mandate for Trump or that the Democrats have some house cleaning to do.

Because:

(wikipedia): Trump won a decisive victory in the Electoral College, winning 30 states with 306 pledged electors out of 538, and overturned the perennial swing states of Florida, Iowa and Ohio, as well as the "blue wall" of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which had been Democratic strongholds in presidential elections since the 1990s. Leading up to the election, a Trump victory was projected unlikely by most media forecasts.

And why are you mangling 'C!inton'? It's a weird typo to make, the ! and L keys are on opposite sides of the keyboard.

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Posted in: House Republican summons ethics agency chief over Trump criticism See in context

turbotsat: What did Obama's ethics chief have to say to Pres. Obama after Bob Creamer's 300+ visits to the White House came to light?

Googling ' "walter shaub" "bob creamer" ' turns up 4 hits, one of which is my post, the other hits are articles but AFAICT the hits are due to thread posts or sidebars (Shaub's comments are headlined in sidebars on a couple of articles about Bob Creamer's antics).

I guess the press is not interested in asking this obvious question.

An Obama appointee wouldn't have ulterior motives, would he?

(wikipedia) Shaub was also the author of a series of tweets published on the Office of Government Ethics Twitter account, which gained media attention for breaking from the account's typically serious tone to mimick Donald Trump's tweeting style and congratulate him on his announcement that he would divest himself of his business assets. Ref. Reuters. "Official U.S. Ethics Office Got Snarky With Donald Trump on Twitter".

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Posted in: The good, bad and unknown about marijuana's health effects See in context

Strong evidence links marijuana use to the risk of developing schizophrenia and other causes of psychosis, with the highest risk among the most frequent users.

Try getting a job after that.

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Posted in: Japanese body language: 7 key gestures to learn See in context

Serrano: When they tilt their heads it means they have no clue what you are talking about.

What happens when they talk to a person from Mumbai? Who wag their heads all the time, as a kind of "Yes! That's right!"

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Posted in: Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years See in context

arrestpaul: The city of Chicago is broken, and you think Trump is going to cover up Rahm Emanuel's, and the Democrat Party's, failures? I don't think so.

And googling 'trump chicago' brings up a recent hit on first page.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/trump-taps-steve-harvey-to-bring-change-to-chicago-other-cities/

Trump taps Steve Harvey to bring change to Chicago, other cities - 23 hours ago

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Posted in: Winter crisis shows UK health service at 'tipping point' See in context

Madverts: Bruin, Brits with any sense have left or are planning to leave before the imminent collapse of quality of life. Racist old baby-boomers that are one foot in the grave helped assured the destruction of the UK as we know it for future generations. Fed to gorging point with lies from odious right-wing demagogues like Farage and delusions about a Great Britain back in the day that didn't ever exist.

It's coming ...

Alex: There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

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Posted in: Koike urges Olympic golf venue to allow women members See in context

Obama is facing his own possible golf club ban, at what was going to be his preferred club during his retirement (say reports):

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/13/not-welcome-members-at-dc-country-club-take-swing-at-obama-over-israel-stance.html

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Posted in: House Republican summons ethics agency chief over Trump criticism See in context

What did Obama's ethics chief have to say to Pres. Obama after Bob Creamer's 300+ visits to the White House came to light?

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Posted in: Chinese tabloid says U.S. needs to 'wage war' to block off South China Sea islands See in context

toshiko: Other Asians? ?????

China probably bought off Duterte. They're in the clear. At least he was talking pretty nicely when he visited there.

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Posted in: Trump's Pentagon choice says U.S. needs to be ready to confront Russia See in context

bass4funk: She said on CNN the other day, she wouldn't.

Who'd believe her? In three years if she feels fit enough she might change her mind and declare again.

Didn't her campaign say they wouldn't challenge the election, before they joined Jill Stein in challenging the election?

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Posted in: Shinto ceremony that involves feeding a carp alcohol criticized as 'animal abuse' See in context

Shinto ceremony that involves feeding a carp alcohol criticized as 'animal abuse'

Do they force the carp to sing karaoke tunes as well?

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Posted in: Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years See in context

No, the TSA does not make the Gestapo "look like boy scouts".

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Posted in: S Korean foreign minister says 'comfort woman' statue outside Japan mission inappropriate See in context

smithinjapan: THat's why, to date, really only one women published an account of her sexual slavery. Tried to find a link to her book, but alas a search only found "Japan sex slave" modern day porn.

Maria Rosa Henson? Typing 'comfort women autobiography' turned up a lot of hits to her.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Henson

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Posted in: Trump's Pentagon choice says U.S. needs to be ready to confront Russia See in context

bass: But Hillary won't be around anywhere near the WH or in our hair

Apparently some people are trying to get her to run for mayor of NYC.

She might take another tilt at the White House in 2020.

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Posted in: UK's Sky scraps comedy with Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson See in context

Should we riot on Broadway in front of the Hamilton venue?

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Posted in: House Republican summons ethics agency chief over Trump criticism See in context

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Shaub

Walter Shaub, Jr.

Appointed by Barack Obama II.

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Posted in: Koike urges Olympic golf venue to allow women members See in context

'Urging' is the wrong tack to take.

'Do you want the Olympics at your venue or not?' would probably work a lot better.

This is the only club in Japan suitable for hosting the event?

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Posted in: Security researcher cautions against striking Japan’s favorite picture pose See in context

Sony used to make a camcorder with 900x digital zoom. Maybe they still do. "3 meters away" without zoom and resolution info doesn't seem specific enough.

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Posted in: Robert De Niro says Meryl Streep's Globe speech was 'great' See in context

smith: Must really infuriate Republicans that there are really no famous actors or actresses left that side with them

http://www.amny.com/news/elections/donald-trump-s-celebrity-supporters-actors-athletes-politicians-and-more-1.11807358

Donald Trump's celebrity supporters: Actors, athletes, politicians and more - November 18, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has a "huge" backing of notable supporters -- from celebrities to sports figures to politicians.

Kanye West ...

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Posted in: Trump's Pentagon choice says U.S. needs to be ready to confront Russia See in context

SuperLib: Day 3 of Trump supporters ban on talking about the Russian hacking begins.

Reset your clock!

We keep hearing 'OMG the US Intelligence Community 17 agencies FBI CIA ... confirmed this intel.'

Then we heard that the DNC didn't even let the FBI look at their servers. If the domestic intel agency (FBI) wasn't permitted, do you think the foreign intelligence agency (CIA) was permitted?

I forget if any Hillary supporters at all addressed the post indicating the Russian hacking meme was bogus as the FBI's information came from a Google-funded security firm rather than direct access to the servers, other than possibly Strangerland who (if that's the SL post I'm thinking of) said something like "Hmm, this is interesting if true."

Now we learn that Ukraine tried to influence the election, and that Crowdstrike, the same security firm who was permitted to view the servers and who is providing the basis for the Dems 'Russian Hacking' campaign, is linked to a pro-Hillary pro-Ukraine anti-Russia think tank:

http://observer.com/2017/01/ukraine-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-election/

Ukraine Tried to Tip the Election in Clinton’s Favor - 01/12/17

Evidence reveals that Ukraine intervened to tilt the election in favor of its national interests

... In addition to the Chalupas, the co-founder and CTO of Crowdstrike, the cyber security firm that the DNC hired to investigate the alleged hacks, Dmitri Alperovitch, also serves as a senior fellow to the Washington-based think tank Atlantic Council, which is an openly anti-Russian organization partly . The Atlantic Council is funded by Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, who also happens to be one of the most prolific donors to the Clinton Foundation. The DNC denied multiple requests from the FBI to access their servers, effectively forcing the FBI to rely on CrowdStrike’s assessment of the hacks. ...

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Posted in: Thousands of demonstrators plan to disrupt Trump inauguration See in context

Soros-paid agitators, doing the Democratic Party proud.

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Posted in: 9 things Obama will be remembered for See in context

theFu: a) Not having any scandals.

I don't know why you said that. After Valerie Jarrett tried to claim that lots of articles popped up with lists of Obama scandals.

Googling news for 'obama scandals' does show HuffPo leading the hits, with articles trying to ridicule the very idea. But serious articles are turned up as well:

The Obama Era Had Scandals Aplenty, The Weekly Standard

The “No Scandals” Obama Administration Revisited, Accuracy in Media

Video: A Look Back at the 'Scandal Free' Obama Administration, TownHall

18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency, Breitbart News

One wonders what kind of filtering is going on at Google News, that all the leading hits, above 'View All', are attempts 'splain away the very idea of scandals during the Obama administration.

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Posted in: Chinese tabloid says U.S. needs to 'wage war' to block off South China Sea islands See in context

toshiko: But before that, US have to py huge debts to China. China had been rescuer of US money crisis.

If a war starts, the USA could just write off all that Chinese-held debt.

Re Congress declaring war ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_war_by_the_United_States#Other_undeclared_wars

... On at least 125 occasions, the President has acted without prior express military authorization from Congress. ...

including Obama's Libya War. 70 Democrats in the House voted against it (70 to 115).

... Obama explained his rationale in a two-page letter, stating that as commander in chief, he had constitutional authority to authorize the strikes, which would be limited in scope and duration, and necessary to prevent a humanitarian disaster in Libya. ...

And

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/world/africa/22powers.html

Attack Renews Debate Over Congressional Consent - March 21, 2011

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Posted in: Trump denounces Streep as 'overrated Clinton flunky' See in context

yoshitsune: ...which was the genesis for Pizzagate. Yes, it really 'broke' in 2016 when that moron went 'self-investigating' with his gun, but it was years in the making and Breitbart played its part (along with many others, chiefly of course the nuts on 4chan and Reddit). But Bannon and Breitbart know very well what buttons they're pushing.

Except Breitbart died four years before pizzagate, his comment re Podesta was about ACORN (as described in the link I provided), Breitbart News' coverage of pizzagate is limited to a few articles calling pizzagate 'phony', and you've provided no evidence whatsoever that they pushed it or that Andrew Breitbart's comment started pizzagate.

yoshitsune: His original claim and Breitbart's promulgation of it stems from one guy (some Greg Phillips) making evidence-free tweets, as I know you are well aware because we discussed it at the time.

We discussed it and I said something like 'who is this Greg Phillips and why are you using his tweets as a red herring to argue your point? The news is coming from True the Vote, here's the link.' And also I debunked the snopes link you just posted, IIRC. You can refer to that discussion.

yoshitsune: ... Okay... so one more step now... did the video show that the mob set fire to a church while chanting Allu Akbar as reported by Breitbart? No, it didn't, because they didn't. Breitbart made that up. Fake news, which you are trying to spread. Busted.

Breitbart sets out in detail why the attempts to brand their article 'fake' are fake in themselves, including the point you are attempting to bring up. Ignoring their answer and just repeating your claim doesn't prove your claim.

So you're backing off your claim that True the Vote is not an organization? And your claim that Breitbart are birthers? But still want to claim, without providing any evidence other than your own statements of fact, that BBN pushed pizzagate and faked a story about a church in Germany, even after both those claims are debunked?

You should just admit you've been consuming and forwarding fake news, and reveal the fake news outlets, with links to your proofs. Was it HuffPo, WaPo, NYT, or a combination pushing this stuff?

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Posted in: Trump denounces Streep as 'overrated Clinton flunky' See in context

yoshitsune: Their "refutation" gives zero evidence whatsoever for their original claim that the mob started the fire,

Not true. Breitbart, at the link I provided you: "A video uploaded to the RN live blog of the night clearly shows a large mob of people recklessly releasing fireworks at buildings and each other. "

yoshitsune: "An organisation"? And what organisation was that? It was one guy tweeting with zero evidence;

Not true. True The Vote is an organization. I don't know if the guy you're referring to is part of the organization or not. "True The Vote, About Us": https://truethevote.org/aboutus - "As the nation’s largest nonpartisan, voters’ rights and election integrity organization, ..." And Breitbart's article: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/11/28/illegal-voters-true-the-vote-supports-trumps-claim/ "... True the Vote, an organization founded to stop voter fraud, has backed President-elect Donald J. Trump’s statement Sunday that “millions of people” had voted illegally. ... 'True the Vote (TTV) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) voters’ rights organization' ..."

ts: nothing promoting pizzagate as true

yoshitsune: https://mobile.twitter.com/AndrewBreitbart/status/33636278100561920

You said Breitbart News ... pizzagate", not "Andrew Breitbart ... pizzagate".

And Andrew Breitbart died in 2012. He was referring to "John Podesta ... ACORN" not "John Podesta ... pizzagate". Pizzagate broke in 2016, well after Breitbart's death.

Ref: http://hotair.com/archives/2016/12/05/about-that-andrew-breitbart-tweet-about-podesta-and-underage-sex-slaves/?fb_comment_id=1182851128466842_1182913475127274 - "About that Podesta ‘underage sex-slaves’ Tweet from Andrew Breitbart - Dec. 5, 2016 ... Anyone who knew Andrew well and worked closely in his sphere and knew what he would talk and Tweet about with regard to “underage sex slave(s)” and John Podesta, knows exactly what he is referring to: ACORN"

According to the link, Andrew Breitbart was referring to Podesta covering for ACORN after they were busted giving advice on how to get away with pimping underage sex workers in a James O'Keefe sting.

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Posted in: Robert De Niro says Meryl Streep's Globe speech was 'great' See in context

Strangerland: Which was stupid, as many liberals, both common and not, like both Football and MMA.

Someone with that many nominations is very likely to be extremely career-oriented. But I guess it was more in the way of cementing her legacy than furthering her career.

So why should she care what football and MMA enthusiasts think about her scoring off them? The liberals among them will probably forgive her this. Her peers won't care if she hurts the feelings of the others.

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Posted in: Robert De Niro says Meryl Streep's Globe speech was 'great' See in context

hachikou: I post the same thing again, beucase I want someody, English native speaker, to responde. I know some people,especially over twitter, criticize Meryl Streep because she said "MMA is not the arts".

She's virtue signalling by looking down on activities such as football and MMA, which the common people supposedly like. She (or whoever set up this speech for her) tried to be cute in connecting the 'arts' in MMA to the 'art' in 'the arts'.

'Virtue signalling' (美徳 感情) meaning she's trying to signal to others in her social group how virtuous (善良な) she is. (The translations are copied or hacked together from Google Translate so I don't know how accurate they are.)

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