HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » turbinetree » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 314 Next »


Profile Information

Member since: Fri May 30, 2014, 02:30 PM
Number of posts: 11,944

Journal Archives

The "Unpresidented!" issue of a fake Washington Post was distributed on the streets of DC yesterday

The traitor has now sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi telling her

that her trips to Brussels and and other European countries have been "cancelled" and that he has told his fucking aids, that he will show up Jan. 29, 2019 in the Congress and give his traitor and chief speech of bull shit, even if know one is there ......................he really is a fucking bully and a malignant narcissistic psychopath.....................who just never heard the word NO enough when he was taking that silver spoon out of his proverbial ass everyday..................he really can sit on it and twirl .......................

He cannot stand the fact that a woman of more integrity than he has never had and has more power than he has ever had and told him to grown-up or don't come in side unless you can try to act like an adult......................touch'e......................

Lets hear for Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the 166th Congress.............................

February, 7, 2019 cannot get here fast enough...........................Cohen his coming traitor mark it down on your calendar......................


January 17, 2019

By emptywheel

Rudy Giuliani had yet another of his limited hangout meltdowns on CNN last night. (This thread has the best summary I’ve seen until CNN posts a transcript.) In it, Rudy significantly moved his previous goalposts on “collusion,” by claiming that he had never said no one on the campaign had “colluded,” he had only made such claims about the President.

Rudy: I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign. I have no idea —

Cuomo: Yes you have.

Rudy: I have not. I said the President of the United States. There is not a single bit of evidence the President of the United States committed the only crime you could commit here, conspired with the Russians to hack the DNC.


Cuomo: The guy running his campaign was working on an issue at the same time as the convention.

Rudy: He didn’t say nobody, he said he didn’t. He said he didn’t. He didn’t say nobody. How would you know that nobody in your campaign–

Cuomo: He actually did say that, Rudy — as far as I know.

Rudy: Well I didn’t say that. Well, as far as he knows that’s true!

In this clip, Rudy even says, “I have no idea — never have — what other people were doing.”

Except he did — or claimed he did. Rudy has claimed over and over again that he’s sure the President is not at any risk of being charged with “collusion” because he knows what all of the critical witnesses — who are all in a Joint Defense Agreement with the President — told Mueller.


Corbyn asks all Labour MPs not to participate in May's Brexit talks until no deal ruled out - Politi

Source: The Guardian

Labour leader says he won’t meet with PM until she takes no-deal Brexit off table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliament

May will stick to Brexit ‘principles’ in cross-party talks, says No 10
Philip Hammond tells business no-deal Brexit will be stopped
In the Speaker’s corner: Europeans praise Bercow
Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech and Q&A - Summary and analysis

This is a live feed

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/jan/17/brexit-deadlock-as-theresa-may-and-jeremy-corbyn

Largest collection of breached data ever seen is found

Source: The Guardian

Store of 770m email addresses and passwords discovered after being put on hacking site

The largest collection of breached data in history has been discovered, comprising more than 770m email addresses and passwords posted to a popular hacking forum in mid-December.

The 87GB data dump was discovered by the security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned breach-notification service. Hunt, who called the upload Collection #1, said it was probably “made up of many different individual data breaches from literally thousands of different sources”, rather than representing a single hack of a very large service.

But the work to piece together previous breaches has resulted in a huge collection. “In total, there are 1,160,253,228 unique combinations of email addresses and passwords,” Hunt wrote, and “21,222,975 unique passwords”.

While most of the email addresses have appeared in previous breaches shared among hackers, such as the 360m MySpace accounts hacked in 2008 or the 164m LinkedIn accounts hacked in 2016, the researcher said “there’s somewhere in the order of 140m email addresses in this breach that HIBP has never seen before”. Those email addresses could come from one large unreported data breach, many smaller ones, or a combination of both.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/17/breached-data-largest-collection-ever-seen-email-password-hacking

Native American routes: the ancient trails hidden in Chicago's grid system

Many of the city’s roads began as indigenous pathways – just one example of Native American infrastructure that helped make Chicago a successful city

At 65, Chicago’s American Indian Center is the oldest urban indigenous center in the US. Its current retrospective highlights its importance to the city and is intended to serve as “evidence of the Native experience, existence, and survival.” But there is an easier way to see the enduring indigenous influence on Chicago – simply walk a few blocks east to Clark Street.

Named for George Rogers Clark, whose brother William was one half of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Clark Street was formed during the tail end of the ice age and has been a key trail for thousands of years. Its irregularity is an unnoticed but integral reminder of the many tribes that once called the area home, and a fitting example of the erasure of the Native influence on the city’s development.

Natural roots, indigenous routes

Over the course of four distinct periods of glacial melting, stretching as far back as 14,500 years ago, Chicago’s terrain was shaped by the ebbs and flows of melting ice. Through the process of littoral drift, where small bits of sand and organic matter drifted from place to place on the tide, small but distinct ridges were etched into the land. Those natural high grounds, rising no more than 10 or 15 feet above the rest of the terrain, became some of the pathways used by Native peoples as they began to inhabit the area about 11,000 years ago.

These high points held obvious value: most of the land was swampy, and very little stayed dry year-round. Indigenous tribes passed down their understanding of the land’s natural features through oral traditions. Incoming European settlers, including French trappers traveling to the area during the 17th and 18th centuries, depended on this knowledge for survival. They also quickly came to understand the significance of the trails, adapting them for commercial and military purposes.


Continued erasure

Just as Clark Street betrays Chicago’s Native American roots by honoring those who saw to their removal, Rogers Avenue erases one of the few obvious markers of how Native removal was essential to the creation of Chicago. For years it was known as Indian Boundary Line Road, referencing the 1816 Treaty of St Louis that pushed indigenous people further out of Chicago. Only 17 years later, just a month after Chicago was formally incorporated as a town, the 1833 Treaty of Chicago revoked all indigenous claims to the area, allowing for the genocide of Native Americans to continue pushing westward.

In 1909 Indian Boundary Line Road was renamed after Phillip Rogers, an early white settler who had already given his name to the surrounding neighborhood of Rogers Park. The decision to hide the street’s importance contributes to the ongoing erasure of Native influence on modern Chicago.

The erasure of Indian Boundary Line Road, mitigated somewhat by a remaining nearby park with a similar name, as well as Pottawatomie Park, has historical implications for how Chicagoans today understand the legacy of Native removal. Other local street names such as Wabansia and Menomonee make direct reference to Native Americans who lived in the area centuries ago, but Low believes they don’t help people recognize the eradication of Native life that made Chicago possible.

“We have to remember that the urban landscape often almost completely overwrote indigenous territories in places like Seattle and Chicago,” agrees Coll Thrush, a professor at the University of British Columbia.

“Even when the urban geography has some of its roots in indigenous realities, we have to do the difficult work of reimagining those spaces as indigenous, by paying attention to the historical archive and by listening to descendant indigenous communities.”


'What's free?', 'I hope they budgeted': how the shutdown affects a small rural town

As federal workers in Jesup, Georgia, fret over the shutdown, many non-federal workers, for now, say the shutdown remains at a distance or not even heard of it at all

A pile of menus sat, untouched, at a table filled with Jesup Federal Correctional Institution employees at Alec’s Sports Bar. A waitress, who wandered over occasionally to fill a round of water glasses lined with lemon wedges, seemed to intuitively know not to ask if anyone needs a soft drink or a plate of chicken fingers.

“I’m not usually a water drinker,” Hannah Gariepy, a teacher – and eight-year employee – of the federal prison pointed out, “But I was thinking, what’s free?” Her colleagues erupted in laughter, all of them agreeing. One has a salad in her car. Another ate before coming to the bar.

Jesup in southern Georgia feels like an archetypical blueprint of a small American southern town, dotted with a Dollar Store and a Piggly Wiggly grocery store. Everyone knows everyone, the same few family names have shuffled in and out of local politics, and most days, its clean streets look deserted.

But now this sense of desertion is different. For Jesup, like many other communities across America, is in the grip of a partial government shutdown affecting 800,000 American workers. And Jesup will feel the hit eventually as a large chunk of its economy relies on the federal prison – one of the town’s major employers.

In one of the town’s bars, colleagues from the federal prison – which employs more than 300 people in Jesup and the surrounding Wayne county – fretted over cancelled doctor’s visits and now impossible requests from children to buy video games. These workers are all now working without pay.


So this 1st Congressional District ( Wayne County) location is being represented by Buddy Carter and these people voted 57% to put this asshole in Congress and now if you go to his web site, he isn't going to take one cent of his pay but he is blaming the democrats for not budging on the wall.................

Hey asshole, where is the senate republican leader in your parties senate majority...................he kinda left town or he's sitting on a some private toilet and not bring forth his own bill that passed 98-2

And here is Buddy Carters voting record.............................


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough......................

Lorna Doom, bassist with cult Los Angeles punk band Germs, dies

Source: The Guardian

Lorna Doom, the bassist with cult Los Angeles punk band Germs, has died. Born Teresa Ryan, her age and cause of death is unknown, her death made public when the band’s drummer Don Bolles posted on Facebook: “She left this mortal coil today [Wednesday] around 1.”

Tributes have been paid by punk musician Laura Jane Grace, who tweeted: “I can still see the ‘Germs burn’ on my wrist from when I was 14 years old. Few bands had as big of an impact on me.” Katy Goodman of indie-rock group Vivian Girls wrote: “RIP Lorna Doom. The germs burn on my wrist originated from you.” The “germs burn” was a cigarette burn by which fans showed allegiance to the band.

Formed in 1976, Germs were one of the earliest and most influential west coast punk bands, helping to usher in the high-speed hardcore punk style. Their only album, (GI), was produced by Joan Jett and released in 1979. Belinda Carlisle had a short stint as a drummer, while their guitarist Pat Smear would go on to join Nirvana as a touring guitarist and then Foo Fighters. The band’s singer Darby Crash killed himself in 1980, aged 22, shortly after the band had split.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jan/17/lorna-doom-germs

I think the long game play of breaking this country apart

has begun with the traitor in the white house and the traitor leading the senate to do an end run around this partial shut down to privatize the agencies in the partial government shut down..........................then to go after the remaining ones in February when the omnibus bills must be passed and then in October for the fiscal year ending in October................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.......................

The Next Likely EPA Chief Has Almost Completed His Former Coal Client's Wish List

Senators can ask Andrew Wheeler all about it during his confirmation hearing Wednesday.


Bob Murray is a 79-year-old coal baron who brags to news outlets that he calls many of the shots after “eight years of pure hell” under the Obama administration. Murray thinks most environmental, health, and worker safety protections are unlawful, often putting him at odds with other industry interests that appreciate some regulatory oversight.

Murray was an early supporter of President Donald Trump’s, campaigning with him, donating $300,000 to his inauguration, and another million dollars when he wanted Trump to prop up the industry. Shortly after Trump’s election, Murray submitted an action plan in two memos to the Energy Department and Vice President Mike Pence in the White House laying out almost 20 changes to existing policy. His target was primarily the Environmental Protection Agency, but also the DOE and the Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration. After only one year, Murray boasted that the Trump administration had already “wiped out” the first page of his almost four-page plan.

And that was months before now-acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler arrived at the EPA. Before he took this post, Wheeler was a lobbyist for Murray Energy Company. “He worked for me for 20 years,” Murray told Politico last year. “Didn’t want to lose him. But the country has him.”

The country may have him as Scott Pruitt’s successor and the 15th administrator of the EPA should his confirmation hearings on Wednesday go as planned. He will be pressed on industry influence, the drop in enforcement, and the shadow left by Pruitt’s scandals, but Democratic protests are unlikely to keep him from the job. Meanwhile, 95 percent of the agency is furloughed thanks to Trump’s fight for a border wall, leaving important inspections undone.



He’s also proposed removing California’s waiver for stricter fuel efficiency standards that effectively sets higher standards for the nation. He proposed a replacement last month for the 2015 Clean Water Rule that removes millions of acres of waterways from federal oversight. One of his greatest strengths is that Wheeler is more adept at operating behind the scenes than his scandal-plagued predecessor, which is what makes him a frustrating target for environmentalists asking the Senate to delay his confirmation until the government reopens.

He’ll still face questions at his hearing about the influence Murray has had at the EPA, though helping his former client is the last thing Wheeler likes to admit he is doing. He told The Columbus Dispatch just before Pruitt resigned, “Yes, I represented a coal company, but I also represented a cheese company.” One of his former clients was Sargento.

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.......................
Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 314 Next »