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C-Span is hacked by the Russians but then says it "doesn't believe it was hacked"

(Click on the video on this page and tell me if you think C-Span was not hacked when one of our representatives are speaking on the floor and then all these Russian goofy things show up and then a Russian news channel finishes the news.)


"Moscow, we have a problem.

Web surfers expecting to tune into C-SPAN's online feed of debate in the House on Thursday instead saw images supplied by the Russian news site RT, which briefly interrupted programming on the network's website.

Spokesman Howard Mortman said the website, www.c-span.org, was replaced by RT for about 10 minutes. The problem was likely a routing issue, since RT is one of the networks that C-SPAN regularly monitors, he said.

The network is "investigating and troubleshooting this occurrence," Mortman said. The network later said it doesn't believe it was hacked."


(If it wasn't hacked what happened? Does C-Span always have a Russian news site "RT" running along side of it's coverage of our government programming?)

I have a dream

A 400,000 Wat rock concert or a similar set of speakers mounted in a vehicle can reach ear-splitting decibel levels. Is it any reason most promoters recommend you wear ear protection to stave off the 135-145 decibel sound waves?

Planted near the inauguration ceremony playing this

Something from Gandhi to help us through this time

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

NYT Practical way to cut down fake news!


How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News

One day in late November, an earth and environmental science professor named Nathan Phillips visited Breitbart News for the first time. Mr. Phillips had heard about the hateful headlines on the site — like “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy” — and wondered what kind of companies would support such messages with their ad dollars. When he clicked on the site, he was shocked to discover ads for universities, including one for the graduate school where he’d received his own degree — Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. “That was a punch in the stomach,” he said.

Why would an environmental science program want to be promoted on a site that denies the existence of climate change? Mr. Phillips figured — correctly — that Duke officials did not know where their ads were appearing, so he sent a tweet to Duke about its association with the “sexist racist” site. Eventually, after a flurry of communication with the environment department, he received a satisfying resolution — an assurance that its ads would no longer show up on Breitbart.

Mr. Phillips had just engaged in a new form of consumer activism, one that is rewriting the rules of online advertising. In the past month and a half, thousands of activists have started to push companies to take a stand on what you might call “hate news” — a toxic mix of lies, white-supremacist content and bullying that can inspire attacks on Muslims, gay people, women, African-Americans and others.

In mid-November, a Twitter group called Sleeping Giants became the hub of the new movement. The Giants and their followers have communicated with more than 1,000 companies and nonprofit groups whose ads appeared on Breitbart, and about 400 of those organizations have promised to remove the site from future ad buys.

Lobelia herb or "Indian tobacco" can help you stop smoking and heal your lungs.

I was actually looking for things for asthma my search lead me to 2 herbs that I have now bought. I am smoking the Lobilia herb. (The other herb Khella I bought in a tincture and it actually is working really great. So much that I've not smoked the Lobelia that much. But when I do I find that I like holding the smoke in my lungs. It kind of "feels good" as you will understand if you read that article)

I think the reason they say that it won't hurt you but don't encourage smoking of it is just because smoking is considered, "bad" all the time now. But from what I am reading smoking it might be great because the benefits go directly in to your lungs. And that they speak of Native Americans smoking it an never having any bad side effects. Either way it may be a good substitute for cigarettes and help your lungs at the same time!

Here it is:


Lobelia, or sometimes called Indian tobacco, has been used by herbalists to help get smokers off cigarettes and heal their lungs. Not necessarily by smoking it, but dispensed as tinctures, tablets, or “vaped” (inhaled through a vaporizer).

This despite the fact that a stigma is attached to lobelia because it was once banned by the FDA, the same bunch who continue allowing Pfizer’s somewhat ineffective smoking cessation drug Chantix to be sold with side effects that include heart attacks, suicides, and even homicides. The same organization that raids raw milk providers, allows suicide-linked antidepressants to stay on the market, and supports organ-disrupting GMOs.

Medical Herbalist and Naturopath, Dr. Richard Schulze, has used lobelia on many of his patients who were desperate to quit smoking cigarettes and/or to heal their lungs. He also described how the FDA ban had stigmatized lobelia’s use. Now it’s legal and some practitioners are returning to prescribing it, but many are still afraid of using it for fear of bureaucratic medical groups hassling them if a patient has any reaction.

Lobelia is considered one of the strongest herbs in the world. It contains 14 alkaloids, one of which is lobeline, which is similar to the nicotine found in common tobacco. Dr. Schulze advocates the gradual approach of smoking one less cigarette each day and taking lobelia when the urge to smoke becomes impossible to resist. He has had many kick the nicotine habit, and he has helped patients get over chronic lung problems with lobelia.

More at link:

Joy Ann Reid's tweet about talking points this week

Joy Reid ‏@JoyAnnReid 17h17 hours ago

Any Republican who goes on television this week should be asked, repeatedly until they answer, about the gutting of the ethics office.

(My question would be, "What do you hope to achieve by gutting the ethic's office?"

"What is the reason you want to disable the office of ethics?"

"Can you be specific?"

We really need a group to call out the news companies each time they treat Trump like he is not

a fucking dickhead.

I cannot find the post, it is on here and I think it is on the Greatest Page but it was about one of the big news companies reporting how Trump decided to not charge Hillary.

Did they even mention that there was nothing he could charge her with? Did they even ask?

I suck at organizing but I have no problem calling companies or sending emails and I believe that if we are going to change our fucked up news system we need to start calling them out and keep calling them out!

Please someone figure out how to do this!

And remember what the group, "Flush Rush" accomplished

Just thought of this song and how it always gave me hope. Maybe it's right for now.

Not exactly the same but the gist is.

This is the portrait of Donald Trump that his charity bought for $20,000

In 2007, Donald Trump bought a six-foot-tall portrait of himself at a fundraiser auction, and paid with $20,000 from his namesake charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation.

In recent weeks, The Washington Post has reported other instances in which Trump may have violated those rules.
He used $258,000 from the foundation to pay off legal settlements that involved his for-profit businesses. He spent $12,000 from the charity's coffers to buy a football helmet signed by then-Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

And he spent $10,000 to buy another portrait of himself in 2014. In that case, Trump paid $10,000 for the portrait. It was later found hanging on the wall of a sports bar at Trump's Doral golf resort.


So I go to the lawyer with my mom who has Aphasia to try and take care of this trust issue

that has been a problem between me and my brother for 4 years now. That is when since she gave him power of attorney after her stroke. I don't want money, just transparency which my brother completely refused for about 3 years and then, after this lawyer sent him a letter he gives me bits and pieces of information and there are always things missing.

So I asked my mom if we could change something legally to force him to keep everything transparent.

That is why we went to the attorney today.

So we go in and mom talks but then has trouble so I tell him the issue and then he says he thinks that she needs to get a note from her doctor saying she is capable of making this decision and then he says it is to make sure I am not manipulating her.

She has APHASIA! She is not stupid. She understands everything that is said!

She still works at her church thrift store on Saturdays and she still plays Bridge. She lives alone, cooks, drives and just made another knitted Christmas stocking for her newest grand baby.

And this asshole wants her to go to her doctor to get a note saying she has enough marbles to make a fucking decision!

I've read about people treating people with disabilities and if they are dumb or mentally challenged.

So we left, kind of with the agreement that she will see a doctor to get a fucking note.

We both were upset about him asking her to get a note saying the she was capable of making a decision!

I want to write and email but I'm not sure how to go about it. God forbid the asshole thinks I am trying to manipulate anything!

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